Every year, on the first Saturday in December, Mill Road is transformed. People take over from cars, shopkeepers turn out and set up their stalls, and we provide spaces for local businesses and charities to sell crafts, gifts and refreshments all along the street. Interspersed with the stalls are buskers, circus performers, dancers, poets and storytellers to entertain and inspire.

The Winter Fair is run entirely by volunteers and we need your donations to help stage it every year. If you would like to get involved or donate we would very much appreciate it.

The 2019 fair was a success

We would like to thank everyone who came and made the day as fantastic as it was and look forward to seeing you on the 5th December 2020 for this year's fair.

We are especially grateful to our volunteers and donors. If you would like to help us keep the fair going you can contact us via our volunteering form.


We have a great collection of photos from previous fairs. Please help keep this collection alive by contributing your photos. If you can take photos to help build up our Gallery, please email them to info@millroadwinterfair.org. Do contact us first if you want to contribute lots of photos so we can arrange more direct transfer of high-resolution versions.

Thank you to our generous sponsors and donors

The Mill Road Winter Fair is only made possible with the generous support of our sponsors and donors, a huge thank you to them all.

Thank you also to those individuals in the community who have made personal donations and those who have kindly volunteered their time.

Our Sponsors
Our Donors
  • Thirsty
  • Churchill College
  • Queens' College
  • Trinity College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Gonville & Caius College
Special Mentions
  • Illustrations
  • Design
  • Printing
  • Event Management Advice
  • Waste & Recycling
  • Web Hosting

We would love your help

The Mill Road Winter Fair is a completely volunteer organised event. We aren't funded by the council, we're just a bunch of enthusiasts who keep the ball rolling.

To register your interest in becoming a committee member or even signing up as steward for next year, fill in the Volunteer Expression of Interest Form.

Helping On The Day


This whole thing is organised by a small handful of enthusiastic volunteers who meet up once or twice a month to coordinate our efforts.

If you would like to be a member of the committee, or just lighten the load of one of the committee members, please get in touch with volunteers@millroadwinterfair.org who will gladly get the ball rolling


The Mill Road Winter Fair is only made possible with the generous support of our sponsors and donors, a huge thank you to them all!

There will be collection buckets on the day, please give generously.

Personal donations mean so very much to us and we'd gladly accept anything you can spare to keep this wonderful fair going.

To contact the Mill Road Winter Fair Committee Before or After the Fair

Please allow a day or two to respond as we are all volunteers and this is not our regular job. That being said, the closer to the Fair it gets, the more frequently we tend to check our emails.

To contact the Mill Road Winter Fair Committee On the Day

On the day most of the committee will be out and about on Mill Road. Please approach our very helpful stewards, adorned in their beautiful hi-vis jackets, who will relay anything back to Event Control, which along with First Aid will be located in the Baptist Church, 178 Mill Road Broadway, on the Corner of Stockwell Street.

The Committee

What we do

The Mill Road Winter Fair Committee are the volunteers who plan the rough outlines of the fair. They arrange the road closure, bring in volunteer stewards, book marquees, organise the parade, negotiate stall venues, event venues, busking spots etc. and put out publicity so people know what's going on and all the other details that go with that.

We endeavour to make every reasonable effort to ensure that our direct activities, and those that we manage, are organised in a safe manner and to ensure the safety of those participating in and attending the event. However, all attendees, participants, traders, workers and volunteers have a responsibility for their own safety and those around them and remain responsible for their own actions. Stalls that were arranged via the committee can be identified by official trader certificates issued by the Mill Road Winter Fair Committee.

What other people do

Other activities, including those at indoor venues, Perowne St, Hope St Yard and many of the stalls directly outside local shops, are not organised or managed by us. We think that's fantastic. They are part of why we love Mill Road as much as we do and we'll try to list their activities on this site as well so you don't miss them.

It does mean, however, that when it comes to these other activities we and our contractors accept no liability for any accident or loss, whether direct or indirect. The organisers of those individual activities, rather than the Committee, will be responsible for the safety of their own activities at all times.

Nor do we accept any credit for how great they are. We very much encourage you to check them out on the day!