The Cambridge Autumn Festival is over for another year, but there is no resting on their laurels for the event’s six organisers, who will begin preparations for the 2019 festival in the next week or so.
Two trustees, Julie Epps and David McCathie, were still buzzing on Monday, the day after the 10th Autumn Festival wrapped up.
While the pair found it difficult to single out highlights from the festival, they both agreed that there was a wider inclusion of cultural groups and entertainment for children among this year’s 26 events on offer. David said he found it interesting to see how much children were excited by old-fashioned entertainment, such as The Bubble Man and the woodturning. “Small things from the past can still be fascinating,” he added.
While the festival has grown over its 10 years, both Julie and David agree that the six “hardcore” volunteers are doing it for the benefit of the town, not for any recognition that might come their way. “It just gives people such a lot of pleasure,” Julie said. “We do it for the love of it,” David added.
And if the popularity of this year’s event is anything to go by, next year’s Autumn Festival will provide even more pleasure to locals and visitors alike.