Autumn Festival 2017

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!

This year £1 from every ticket purchase goes directly towards Milton Country Park's playground improvements!

  • Early bird tickets £6 per adult (£10 on the gate)
  • Children under 16 free
  • Parking free (limited - please use alternative means if at all possible)

*Please note that we cannot guarantee entry on the day if we are busy so it is advisable to get your tickets in advance.

Sunday 24th September 2017 

The Autumn Festival returns with many of our favorites plus some exciting new additions to the event, including;

Live music! 

Our green stage will this year be showcasing some of our most popular local bands and artists including...

  • Mortal Tides
  • BIG TEN
  • Oscar Corney
  • Saltfen
  • Alton Wahlberg

Our bands for 2017

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!

 

Canoe Safari boats will be available to book in advance on our website soon.

Free parking - please note that parking is limited and we strongly recommend you use other means of transport on the day. 

Sponsors

A big thank you to our 2017 sponsors Tesco Milton for providing our volunteer lunches!

 

Stall Holders & Content

If you are either a crafter, foodie, creative or entertainer and would like to attend the Autumn Festival 2017 then please complete the pitch application form and return it to us.

**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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Information and FAQs

Tickets cost £5 per adult, 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.