The Strawberry Fair

Monday, June 23, 2014

I first read about the Strawberry Fair in a past issue (of the now defunct) Crafty Magazine and made a point to check it out this year. The Strawberry Fair is an incredibly popular free, entirely volunteer run music, and arts fair in Cambridge and this year it celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Ruby Masquerade theme.

The fair is held on the first Saturday in June, but kicks off the Friday before with comedy and a film festival and a parade held Saturday morning.

I skipped the Friday festivities because I had to work and I missed the parade due to the rain, but luckily the rain cleared out and I was able to check out the fair on Saturday afternoon.

Highlights included:

  • Music- There were several stages with over 100 bands playing all genres of music from country, blues, rock to techno. Plus there was a dance tent. 
  • Cambridge Community Circus performers.
  • Belly dancers
  • Bohemian vendors- There were flower crowns everywhere and people selling flags, t-shirts, caftans, feather headdresses, you name it!
  • Food- There were burgers, fish and chips, Jamaican, Chinese, donuts, pub food, anything you want. Of course, my visit wouldn't have been complete without a cup of strawberries, marshmallows and chocolate.

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