A major part of the Fair is the plethora of amazing stalls bearing seasonal gifts, arts and crafts, yummy food and more.
Here, we give just a tiny taste of what you can find at the Fair. Why not take a look at their websites to find some great gift ideas? Simply click on the image or name of a stall in the sections below to find out more.
Food and drink
Husband and wife team Yannis and Anne bring the flavours and textures of ‘The Cretan Diet’ to Cambridge, importing ethical sheep and goat cheeses from their family farms as well as award-winning olive oils, raw honey and handmade biscuits from family-run independent businesses in Western Crete – three more Great Taste Awards won in 2020.
Gentleman Jim’s mobile bar is a beautifully restored horse box providing a unique drinks experience, catering for all occasions: weddings, birthdays, events, festivals, fetes and corporate parties. Enjoy thirst-quenching cold draft ales, lagers and ciders served from up to 15 taps along with a full spirits menu with over 40 gins, champagne, wine, prosecco, soft drinks and an exciting list of cocktails. Book now for 2021 and beyond.
For a selection of award-winning organic extra virgin olive oils, infused oils, pasta, jams, natural skincare products from the Il Molino Farm, Lazio, Italy, visit us on Cambridge Market every Sunday.
At home, you’ll find Joi baking and sewing treats for us to appreciate and treasure. We can all agree it has been a crazy handful of months but baking for my community has kept my spirits high. So check out my site for lovely handmade cushions and facemasks along with my happiness boxes filled with brownies, blondies and cookies.
Art and crafts
Quality, handmade, cosy and characterful hot water bottle covers as well as children’s toys and accessories. Each piece is lovingly made to last and stand the test of time. I also accept custom orders so please feel free to get in touch if you have any special ideas.
Hi, I'm Anna. I've been drawing "Overheard and Overseen Cartoons" of Cambridge and London for the last five years. I create in Ink and watercolour and am always on the lookout for new and funny overheards.
I am a local, enthusiastic crafter who enjoys working with a range of materials including fabric, felting and wood. My appliqued fabric creations include Christmas stockings, Christmas decorations, cushion covers, shopping bags and little animals. I particularly enjoy creating my fairies; and I create little wooden houses, some Christmassy!
Hello, we are cook&craft, a small independent business selling kits for children to enjoy at home. Discover recipes and authentic ingredients, play with wonderful craft materials and enjoy the food with the whole family. Your cook&craft activity book accompanies the order. We also do themed craft bundles and party boxes!
Emma is a local visual artist creating a range of hand-cut vibrant collage pictures using only recycled papers. These intricate designs are used as the basis for home and giftware. Emma is the creator of The Cambridge Art Book and four other titles in the City Art Book Series, which are available signed via the Emma Bennett Collage website.
Hook & Light is an independent natural yarn dye studio run by two sisters, Iris and Melissa. Both have a passion for nature and natural materials and dye only high quality, natural and non-superwash wool which preserves the lively character and body of the yarn as well as being environmentally friendly. They also stock accessories including stitch markers, project bags and their signature “Crafty Sloth” enamel pins.
I am an artist and crafter. After studying illustration at Anglia Ruskin, I became a full-time artist, working from my kitchen/studio just outside Cambridge. In my Etsy shop, you can find advent calendar jigsaws, mystery puzzle boxes, poem boxes, T-shirts and more. For my linocuts and collagraphs, check out my website.
I have a passion for handmade craft, ethnic world textiles and crystals and fossils. My aim is to work and trade with small-scale producers to keep traditional crafts alive and to help small-scale, often female producers, get a fair price for their work. You can find my pieces at Nomads, 5 Kings Parade, Cambridge and on Etsy.
Other Side Silly - Unusual and original artwork by Sam Dickinson. Sam's paintings are inspired by nature, fairytales and folklore. She sells hand-painted originals, prints, greetings cards and handmade gifts and decorations featuring her designs.
Pappet Design is Cambridge-based studio producing a range of craft activity kits. My motto is: Give space to kids' creativity and desire to create. I can just hope that my toys are inspiring and that they induce the creative process, and then move to the background and let the kids create according to their imagination.
Roxana is an illustrator with a passion for drawing people and dogs. Roxana works in pen & ink and gouache. During lockdown, she started a new series of pub drawings. Her images are sold as cards, prints, originals and gifts. She enjoys painting commissions of family and/or friends, and bespoke house or pub pictures.
Cool Bears, made from mohair wool, come in a variety of sizes. Most are fully dressed in clothes of beautiful quality material with great finishing details. A great gift at any time of year, for adults and children alike. All look irresistible – which one will you choose?
The perfect gift for him. Handmade, full leather belt gift box, complete with initials and two complementary interchangeable solid brass buckles. For pricing and delivery times, please see our website. 25% off your first order, exclusive to Mill Road Winter Fair customers: enter promo code millroad2020 at checkout.
Jo Clark Design is a local illustrator, designer and publisher known for her cute, illustrated, quirky card designs. Jo produces a vast array of illustrated cards, gift wrap, children's books, homeware and - brand new for 2020 - a range of yoga leggings and activewear you will just love! Don't miss Jo's new 'Cats In Hats' book, the purrfect Christmas gift!
KumaRooma provides handmade creations for you and your loved ones. From cards to framed paintings and pin badges to earrings, there's something for everyone! With most products coming in at £10 or under, this is the perfect place to stock up on stocking fillers and secret Santa gifts that are guaranteed to be one of a kind.
The Mathematical Bridge kit is a great Christmas gift for youngsters and adults, teaching children STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) while doing a fun activity. The bridge is made from 81 pieces and is good for all over the age of 14, taking around 4-6 hours to complete. Free postage for UK orders from our website.
Contemporary jewellery exploring pattern and colour. Recycled silver, gold vermeil and paper with resin. Brightly coloured circles and sculptural forms with printed and etched designs. Wearable art. From bold statement pieces to everyday wear. Earrings, necklaces and more from £20. As sold in galleries around the UK.
I hand make jewellery using a combination of sterling silver and a mixture of natural gemstones and man-made oddities. The current focus of my work is using unusual recycled materials such as fordite (cured car paint) and surfite (waste surfboard resin) which I cut and polish myself to make truly unique pieces with an interesting back story.
Nature and environment
BeeBee and Leaf make planet-friendly alternatives to everyday products. Designed to keep food fresh for longer, our wraps are reusable, washable and, being compostable, zero waste, reducing plastic pollution! Available in a variety of sizes and beautiful designs. A perfect Christmas gift!
I have worked as a professional gardener for over 20 years and have always loved working outside and growing, planting and tending beautiful plants. I launched Small and Green in March 2019 because I wanted to bring plants inside people’s homes. Houseplants and terrariums can provide calming green spaces for even the smallest dwelling.
Glass and ceramics
I design and handcraft unique, colourful mosaic items for the home. All my work is carefully planned and meticulously executed. My goal is to evoke happiness: the colour of a turquoise sea, the likeness of a beloved pet. Get in touch for commissions, classes and workshops, and find out more about my creations on my Instagram page.
I have been working with glass for several years now. My inspiration comes from the natural world; light particularly has always intrigued me - maybe that’s why I love glass. The iridescent or metallic sparkle in the pieces I make echo the rainbows that fascinate me.
I have always been attracted to objects made from glass and am constantly inspired to experiment and explore the many and varied processes in which this fascinating medium can be used. I have an online shop on the Folksy website where you can buy some of the items that would have been at the Mill Road Winter Fair.
I work in the copper foil stained glass and mosaic methods to create quirky creatures, suncatchers, wall art or mosaic jewellery. Stained glass has such a vivid range of colour and with wire embellishments I can really give expression to my creations. I love the wacky, and people certainly do smile when they see my work. I hope you enjoy it!