Autumn Festival 2018, Sunday September 23rd 10.30am-5pm
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, parking is free but has limited availability. You will be able to park and walk from Milton Park & Ride on the day.
Autumn Festival Early Bird Tickets Now Available!
Early bird tickets are available in limited numbers and for a limited time only!
Adult: £6 Child: FREE
When purchasing adult tickets please indicate how many children you will be bringing, thank you.
Tickets on the gate will cost £10
You can also book your canoe safari or Giant SUP ticket below. Please note these sell out quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.
£10 per boat.
Boats can hold a maximum of 2 x adults and 1 x child or 1 x adult and 2 x children
Min age 4.
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult in the boat.
New for 2018!
Do you fancy a challenge with a difference? Friends, family, collegues, join together and lap the lake on our giant SUP board - the fastest team on the day wins a prize!
Maximum of six people
Min height 1.3m
Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian either in the water or on the bank.
In the unlikely event that the water temperature falls below a safe limit we will cancel the session and full refunds will be provided.
What's on for 2018!
This year award winning street food collective foodPark return to Remembrance Meadow and are joined by a host of other local foodies including Provenance’s restaurant-quality food served from an airstream, winner of best street food of the year award The Allotment Co, Australian Bake Off finalist, Jasmin of Temper & Glaze will be serving from a beautiful vintage caravan in the orchard, local ales and cider and delicious food to take home from jams and chutneys to cheeses, breads, cakes and brownies.
Some of Cambridge’s most popular and up and coming live bands will be performing including;
- Big 10
- Alton Wahlberg
- Pretty Ace
- Among the Citizens
- Gabby Rivers
- and The Green Brothers
You can also enjoy apple pressing in the orchard, meet and pet a unicorn (yes really!), learn and share skills in our craft and chatter tent, and enjoy Forest School activities, a canoe safari, giant SUP, a miniature steam train in the meadow and local charity Hoveraid giving hovercraft rides on the lake!
Whether you’re a food lover, want to shop for some original gifts or spend time with the kids doing something a bit different, the Autumn Festival is the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and celebrate the season of plenty!
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 can complete a pitch application below.
Please fill in and email a scan or photo to: email@example.com or post to Autumn Festival, Milton Country Park, Milton, Cambridge, CB246AZ.
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.
We are full for hot food traders.
We will let you know whether your booking has been accepted as soon as possible after receiving your application. We get many more enquiries than we can accommodate so please be patient and we will be in touch as soon as we can.
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!
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!
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...
Some of our most popular local bands and artists including...
- Deep City
- Big 10
- Oscar Corney
- 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.