Autumn Festival 2018, Sunday September 23rd

Milton Country Park’s Autumn Festival is the park's biggest fundraiser and a popular event which has become a highlight of the year. 

Proudly committed to supporting local independent foodies, crafters and creatives, the Autumn Festival is not your average family fun day.  With wild outdoor play, traditional craft, magical adventures and a hint of days gone by, this is a fashionably-old-fashioned event.  Children can be found playing in piles of hay and climbing on tractors, dressing up and enjoying wood craft and magical workshops.  Adults can enjoy some of finest local street food, real ales and cider and live music, all in an attractive park setting!

All proceeds go towards the upkeep of Milton Country Park and helps to keep it open and accessible for everyone to enjoy!

*Please note that we cannot guarantee entry on the day if we are busy so it is advisable to get your tickets in advance (available spring 2018).
*Early Bird priced tickets will be available for a limited time only!

Autumn Festival Canoe and SUP Booking

You will be able to book your canoe or SUP session in advance to guarantee a place.  Tickets will be available Spring 2018.

Sponsors

If you would like to sponsor the Autumn Festival and support the park whilst promoting your business to our many visitors please get in touch.

Stall Holders & Content

If you are either a crafter, foodie, creative or entertainer and would like to attend the Autumn Festival 2018 you will be able to complete a pitch application here when booking opens.  To be notified in advance please join the mailing list below.

**Please note that we only accept local, independent food and craft vendors and cannot offer pitches to local representatives of national businesses or bouncy castles and rides.  

 

Stall Holder Mailing List

If you are a local crafter, artist, foodie or creative and would like us to consider you for future festivals or events at the park then as well as sending us your application form you can also join our mailing list by filling out the short form below.  Thank you!

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Volunteer

Our events couldn't happen without the hard work and enthusiasm of our volunteers!  There are plenty of ways to get involved; from manning the information point, selling tickets on the day, marshaling, directing and helping visitors, running the apple press, helping with activities, setting up and packing down.  There is always an exciting atmosphere at the festival and it's a great way to join in, meet people and help make the day a success.  If you would like to offer your time or services we'd love to hear from you.  Please fill in the form below and someone will be in touch soon.  Thank you!

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Autumn Festival 2017

Our fourth annual festival was a fantastic success with 4,000 visitors enjoying a fabulous day of sunshine, great food and refreshments, quality music, shopping and fun and games!  All proceeds go towards maintaining the park over the winter and this year £1 in every ticket (fee paying or free) went towards our playground appeal.  We raised a fantastic £4,000 so a huge thank you to everyone who came and supported the park.  We hope you enjoyed your day!  This year the festival included...  

Live music! 

Some of our most popular local bands and artists including...

  • Deep City
  • Big 10
  • Oscar Corney
  • Saltfen
  • Alton Wahlberg

Foodies, Creatives & Wild Outdoor Adventure...

  • Quality food to eat on the day including award winning street food collective foodPark!
  • Delicious local produce to take home
  • Award winning Pinkster Gin pop-up bar and stall!
  • Local ales and cider in the meadow provided by popular Milton pub the Lion & Lamb
  • Gentleman Jim's - a bar in a horse box!
  • Hovercraft rides on the lake and Madagascar experience with fantastic charity Hoveraid 
  • Forest School workshops with Wild Thyme and Embers
  • A wide variety of local handmade craft stalls
  • Face painting
  • Make viking braiding and friendship bracelets to take home with the Cambridge Wood Craft Folk
  • Green stage with live music (see below!)
  • Produce Show
  • Story telling
  • Miniature steam train  
  • Canoe safari
  • Circus skills workshops with Right Side Up Circus
  • Pets as Therapy
  • Apple pressing in our beautiful orchard
  • Wood craft activities for children
  • Hay play!

 

Information and FAQs

Tickets cost £6 per adult in advance, £10 on the day, children and parking are free.  As a venue with a limited capacity ticket numbers will be restricted.  This is a very popular event and so it is recommended that you buy your tickets in advance as we cannot guarantee tickets will be available on the gate during the event.

Why ticket this event?

We have been overwhelmed by the positive response to the festival and the numbers we have attracted on the day.  We work hard all year round to make this event happen and to preserving its ethos and quality.  As a charity with limited resources this event is only sustainable if it raises vital funds for the park.  We hope you will agree that the ticket price is great value for a family day out and that our commitment to the event shines through!    

Is there parking on site?

We do have a car park and an overflow available on the day.  Spaces are free but they are limited.  By making the parking free we are also no longer reliant on the car park to cover costs, which leaves us able to encourage alternative transport and raise money in a way which is fairer for all our visitors.  We strongly advise you use alternative means of transport if at all possible.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes the festival welcomes well behaved dogs!  Please note that the event area is situated in the on-lead area of the park.  To exercise your dog off-lead please cross into the northern end.  See park map.