Ely Cathedral Green Fair 5 August 2023

Activities, Stalls and Fun!

Working alongside Ely Cathedral, the Council helped host Ely's biggest ever Green Fair on 5 August 2023.

The Green Fair took place both on the Cathedral's grounds as well as the Council's Palace Green area, immediately in front of the Cathedral.

The fair was completely FREE to enter, and took place between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

Activities on Palace Green included:

  • Vote for your favourite animal you want to thrive in East Cambridgeshire - with a chance to win a cuddly toy of the animal you voted for!
  • Treasure hunts and construction play - with a chance to win small prizes!
  • Action on Energy where you can see how heat pumps and solar panels work, and find out if you are eligible for grants.
  • Lots of stalls run by local charities or organisations, with hands on activities for families. 

On the Cathedral grounds were dozens of stalls selling local produce and eco-friendly items.

Unfortunately, the weather was not kind to us, with persistent heavy rain all day, and temperatures not exceeding 15C, despite it being early August! This understandably meant attendance numbers were lower than we had hoped, but we hope all those who did brave the weather had fun and learnt a little more about nature and climate change. We will be announcing the outcome of the public vote on your favourite animal to protect in East Cambridgeshire, after the Youth Fusion events have taken place. At each Youth Fusion event, you have another chance to vote for your favourite animal!.

Green Fair 2024?

We will be discussing with Ely Cathedral if and when we should host another Green Fair in Summer 2024. Hopefully we will, so watch this space!