Autumn Festival 2019, Sunday September 22nd 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, 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 Tickets

Adult: £10 Child: FREE
Please note that tickets are selling fast. We cannot guarantee entry on the day unless you have purchase your ticket in advance.


Festival tickets are non-refundable from ten days in advance of the event.

What’s on for 2019!

We have a packed day of activities and plenty of delicious food and local produce to try. Here are just a few highlights:

  • Live music including Big Ten and a host of up-coming local talent picked from the Fiver nights at the Junction

  • foodPark - our friends from the award-winning street food collective return!

  • More popular local street food and artisan produce to try and take home

  • Gentleman Jims and Banquet Inn bars offering a range of local ales and cider, gin and more

  • Craft tents with plenty of handmade gifts for some early Xmas shopping!

  • Apple pressing using homegrown apples in our beautiful orchard

  • Miniature steam train

  • Canoe safari

  • Family yoga and wellness workshops with instructor Julie Davies

  • David Wege: Nature Detective!

  • Fishing

  • Pond dipping with the Environment Agency

  • Find Your Wild: Campfire & bushcraft inc. whittling, paracord bracelets, clay animals and storytime

  • Vanessa Neville: Herbal walks & information bus

  • Comfy Cycles: hire these cute 5 seater family bikes!

  • Wild Thyme and Embers: Forest School with firebowl, making bracelets with stones and beautiful flower crowns

  • Creative Movements: Wizard of Oz story time & movement sessions


    You can book your canoe session in advance on the ticket page above.
    Book on the day at the Wild Place for yoga and bushcraft - arrive early to be sure of a place!

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 can complete a pitch application below. 
Please fill in and email a scan or photo to:
events@cambridgesportlakes.org.uk 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!

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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

Adults £10, children and parking are free (limited).
Early bird tickets are released in June for a limited time only. 
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. It is possible to park at Milton Park & Ride free of charge and walk to the festival. Maps will be available and the route signposted. Please use this option or alternative 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.