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Our complete guide to Cambridge’s Mill Road Winter Fair 2019

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The Mill Road Winter Fair returns this Saturday (December 7).

Mill Road Winter Fair (23432753)
Mill Road Winter Fair (23432753)

The fair is known for its special charm and atmosphere, with more than 10,000 people participating.

There will be a wide range of craft and market stalls, food stalls, and dancing in the street.

This year, the theme is nature.

From 10.30am to 4.15pm, Mill Road will be closed from East Road to Coleridge Road, allowing visitors to enjoy a traffic-free event.


9am Road closure begins

10.30am Winter Fair begins

10.30am Fire engine pull, East Road to the bridge

10.30am Opening ceremony, Ditchburn Gardens

11.30am Unveiling of bridge artwork

12pm Parade, Millcroft Court to Petersfield

3.20pm Final parade, the bridge to Petersfield

4.15pm Winter Fair ends

5.30pm Roads reopen

Mill Road Winter Fair 2018. Picture: Keith Heppell. (23538443)
Mill Road Winter Fair 2018. Picture: Keith Heppell. (23538443)


Petersfield bus stop

  • 11-11.30am Cambridge University Brass Band,
  • 12-2.30pm Taoist Tai Chi Society
  • 2.45-3.30pm Coton Morris/Ely & Littleport Riot

Anglia Ruskin University

  • 11am Cambridge Groove Orchestra
  • 12pm Viva La Tradicion
  • 12.50pm Cambridge Harmony Chorus
  • 1.30pm Bollywood Diva
  • 2.30pm Roslin Quartet
  • 3.15pm The Cambridge Scottish Dancers
  • 3.30pm Razzamataz Cambridge

Avenue of Limes

  • 12.45-1.30pm Tom Elgie
  • 1.45-2.30pm The Fakers
  • 2.45-3.30pm Collars
  • 3.45-4.15pm Gees & Guy

Tenison Road

  • 11.45-12.30pm CU Flute Choir
  • 12.45-1.30pm Collars
  • 1.45-2.30pm Simon Day
  • 1.45-3.30pm Datum Plane

Ditchburn Gardens

  • 10-10.30am Greater Bibleway Gospel Choir
  • 11-11.30am Honeywitch
  • 11.45-12.30pm Jason and the Skagonauts
  • 12.45-1.30pm Colonel Spanky’s Love Ensemble
  • 1.45-2.30pm The Scissors
  • 2.45-3.30pm Ember Rev
  • 3.45-4.15pm HiFi Dropouts
Mill Road Winter Fair, Mill Road, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (23538440)
Mill Road Winter Fair, Mill Road, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (23538440)

Gwydir Street car park (in the food fair)

  • 11-11.30am The Hummingbirds
  • 11.45-12.30pm Simon Day
  • 12.45-1.30pm Datum Plane
  • 1.45pm-2.30pm Martin, Steve and Paul
  • 2.45-3.30pm Sophie Frear
  • 3.45-4.15pm Tom Elgie

Gwydir Street Car Park (at the front)

  • 11-1.30am Greater Bibleway Gospel Choir
  • 11.30-11.45am Bharatnatyam
  • 11.45-12.30pm Levi Coffin
  • 12.45-1.30pm Jacqui and Geoff
  • 1.45-2.30pm Bookstore Band
  • 2.45-3.30pm Alive and Kicking
  • 3.45-4.15pm Sing Out Cambridge

Cavendish Road

  • 11-11.30am Fruity Clavé Samba Band
  • 11.45-12.30pm Cambridge Morris Men/Gog Magog Molly
  • 12.45-1.30pm Vocal Remix
  • 1.45-2.30pm Coton Morris/Ely & Littleport Riot
  • 2.45-3.30pm CB4
  • 3.45-4.15pm The Fakers

Outside Urban Larder

  • 11.45-12.30pm Coton Morris/Ely & Littleport Riot
  • 12.45-1.30pm Cambridge Comhaltas and the Emma Collins School of Irish Dancing
  • 1.45-2.30pm Cambridge Swing Dancers
  • 2.45-3.30pm Jive4All
  • 3.45-4.15pm Faithlife Church and YWAM

Cambridge 105, outside Tesco

  • 10.30-10.50am Leon O’Leary
  • 11.05-11.25am Melody Causton
  • 11.35-11.55am Datum Plane
  • 12.30-12.55pm The Boxwood Chessmen
  • 1.30-1.55pm Ffion Rebecca
  • 2.30-2.55pm Sound of Pop Art/Romsey Town Action Group
  • 3.30-3.55pm Colonel Spanky’s Love Ensemble

Outside the Co-op, Catharine Street

  • 11-11.30am Coton Morris/Ely & Littleport Riot
  • 11.45-12.30pm Sophie Frear
  • 12.45-1.30pm Gees & Guy
  • 1.45-2.30pm Cambridge Morris Men/Gog Magog Molly
  • 2.45-3.30pm Emergency Art Situation
  • 3.45-4.15pm Off the Cuff

SYTF Stage, corner of Thoday Street

  • 10.30-10.55am DJ Battle
  • 10.55-11.30 Mill Road Winter Funk
  • 11.45-12pm DJ Battle
  • 12.10-12.45 The PJ Funk Band
  • 1-1.35pm Release The Chimps
  • 1.50-2.25pm The Galapagogos
  • 2.40-3.15pm Colonel Spanky's Love Ensemble
  • 3.30-4.10pm Shake Your Tail Feather

Outside EF, corner of Coleridge Road

  • 11.45-12.30pm Fruity Clavé Samba Band
  • 12.45-1.30pm Faithlife Church and YWAM
  • 1.45-2.30pm Off the Cuff
  • 2.45-3.30pm Cambridge Morris Men/Gog Magog Molly
Mill Road Winter Fair, Amelia Burroughs with sister Imogen on her stall Immys. Picture: Keith Heppell. (23538467)
Mill Road Winter Fair, Amelia Burroughs with sister Imogen on her stall Immys. Picture: Keith Heppell. (23538467)


Donkey Green (Outside)

  • Borakis Greek Food
  • Ely Fudge Company
  • One Part Love Bakery
  • Rural Coffee Project

Gwydir Street Car Park

  • Arepa’s Station
  • Azahar
  • Black Rice Paella
  • BrewBoard
  • Bubble Dragon
  • Fired Up PIzza
  • Gentleman Jim's Mobile Bar
  • Greek School of St. Athanasios of Cambridge
  • Hallouman
  • Hum-closen
  • Kerief Catering
  • Kloud Nine
  • Ling Ling Steam Kitchen
  • Little Panjab Food Company
  • Loire Valley Cheese
  • Manfood
  • Now Now South African Food Co
  • Pull Me Cheri
  • The Rice Hat
  • Tribecca Coffee

Mill Road (Ironworks)

  • Beanissimo
  • Simon's Cider
  • Verrecchia
  • Wylde Sky Brewing

Petersfield (Outside)

  • Cambridge Biltong Company & Asado Sauce
  • Chops Grocery
  • Ntsama Chilli Oils and Sauces
  • Roberto's Deli
  • The Earth's Crust

St Barnabas Road

  • Gourmet Brownie
  • Joi Joi Bakehouse
  • Turpin's Brewery Cambridge
  • Guerrilla Kitchen
  • LeStickman
  • Oreno - Yakitori
  • Petisco's
  • Steak & Honour
  • Anya's Workshop

Bath House

  • Fitz and Will - The Cambridge Cats
  • Fluffy's Beads
  • Maureen Charles Glass Art
  • Nilakshu's Quilling Corner
  • Small and Green

Ditchburm Marquee

  • Fundraising stall for Wintercomfort.
  • Angie Wocha Fused Glass
  • Brenda Millington
  • Cambridge University Hospital Volunteer Service
  • Castle Service
  • Delirium
  • DKS Ceramics
  • Hoodoo Hut
  • Jo Clark Design
  • Lily in Space Designs
  • Nature's Posy
  • Off Beat Glass
  • Roxana de Rond Illustrations
  • Soggy Bottom Bike Covers

Donkey Green

  • Animals Go Large
  • Button Bank
  • Cambridge Books
  • Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre
  • Cambridge Stays
  • Cambridge4Refugees
  • Donkey Green
  • Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Cartoons of Cambridge
  • Crave Crafts Handmade
  • Developed by Howard Guest
  • Dignity in Dying Cambridge Group
  • East Anglia's Children's Hospices
  • Elemental Jewellery Design
  • Girlguiding
  • Girls From Mars
  • Glass Art
  • Hordiy Ltd
  • Il Molino UK
  • JM Belts Cambridge
  • Liquorice Design
  • Lissase Jewellery
  • Make, Do and Mend
  • Marion GlassSmith
  • Mr Smiths Sweets
  • Naomi's Favourite
  • Narynda Skincare
  • Nick Walker Art
  • Oriolo Jewellery
  • Other Side Silly
  • Ponticulus Design Ltd
  • Sea Cadet Corps Unit 66
  • Snowtap
  • Stott & Shepherd
  • Woven Wreaths & Unicorns
  • XueCam Coffee

Mill Road (street-side) Campbell Street

  • Unite the Union / Cambridge & District Trades Union Council
  • Cambridge City Council - Streets and Open Spaces
  • Recycling Champions
  • Romsey Labour
  • Inner Space Meditation Centre
  • Essential Oil Guru
  • Malex Garms & Charms
Mill Road Winter Fair. Picture: Keith Heppell. (23538576)
Mill Road Winter Fair. Picture: Keith Heppell. (23538576)

Mill Road (street-side) Outside The Bridge, Argyle Street

  • Cambridge African Network
  • Head to Toe Charity

Mill Road (street-side) Outside Towergate / Four Counties, Emery Street

  • By Mala Perfume
  • Emma Armitage Illustration

Mill Road (street-side) Outside Well Pharmacy and the CoOp

  • Cambridge Woodcraft Folk
  • Cambridge Association of Architects

Mill Road (street-side) Romsey Parade

  • CamCycle

Mill Road (street-side) Salisbury Club

  • Cambridgeshire Scouts


  • Wildlife Trust BCN
  • Mill Road (street-side) Sedgwick Street
  • The Land of Gin & Honey
  • Romsey Mill Charity Shop

Petersfield (outside)

  • Art Expressions & Crafts Corner
  • Cam City WI
  • Cambridge Blue Belles WI
  • Cambridge Hedgehogs
  • Cambridge Junction Christmas Show: Wind in the Willows
  • Cambridge Liberal Democrats
  • Cambridge Quakers
  • Cambridge Women's Aid
  • Camcattle
  • Change Grow Live and Edge Café
  • Door to the Himalayas
  • Emmaus Cambridge
  • Friends of Freetown
  • Girlguiding Cambridge City
  • Greater Cambridge Partnership
  • Heartburn Cancer UK (HCUK)
  • Henry Hardinge Bookseller
  • Mill Road WI
  • Play-Win-Read
  • Professor Hedgehog's Christmas
  • Rochfurniture
  • Sasha Garrett Jewellery
  • The Essential Soaps
  • The Serpentine Swap
  • Wellness wonder women
  • What Goes Around Becomes Round

Petersfield Marquee

  • Animal. Vegetable. Mineral
  • Argenterre
  • BAKED pottery
  • BeeBee Wraps
  • Botanical Roots
  • Cabin Cosy
  • Cambridge Edition
  • Cleiog Ceramics
  • Cool Bears
  • Dario Design
  • Dittany Rose jewellery
  • Esther Yasmin Art
  • Feather & Ferns
  • Hessian Christmas
  • Hestia Mosaics
  • Hook & Light
  • I Like Your Bag
  • IlliSPACEions
  • Jackie Duckworth Art
  • Jimmy's Cambridge
  • KumaRooma
  • Lesley Cooke Fused Glass
  • Liberty cat
  • Modern Crochet
  • Monty's Cambridge
  • Mushroom Nook Studio
  • Pappet Design
  • pcCreative
  • RDF Urban
  • Roxane's creations
  • Terry Chance Mosaics etc
  • Trapped in Glass


The last buses travelling on Mill Road are:

8.46am from Sainsbury's towards the city centre (serving Brookfields at 8.49am)

8.48am from Emmanuel Street towards Sainsbury’s/Queen Edith

The first buses along Mill Road (after re-opening) will be:

5.46pm from Sainsbury’s towards the city centre (serving Brookfields 5.49pm)

5.48pm from Emmanuel Street towards Sainsbury’s/Queen Edith

During this time, passengers are advised to board at alternative stops located along Coldhams Lane(East of the Rail Bridge), Perne Road(near Brookfields) or in the City Centre (Parkside Busway Stop ;and Cambridge Fire Station).

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