Hull Fair, one of Europe’s largest travelling fairs, is set to return to the city for eight days from Friday 6 October until 11pm on Saturday 14 October.
Taking over 16 acres of Walton Street car park, Hull Fair boasts attractions from across many country. With more than 300 attractions from roller-coasters, white-knuckle-rides to hook-a-duck along with over 80 rides for children including trampolines, fun houses, helter skelters and mini versions of the teenage rides such as mini Miami, mini waltzer and jumping jack.
This year’s Hull Fair will open at 5pm on Friday 6 October by the Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor John Hewitt.
Hull Fair is now in it’s 724th year after first opening from 9 to 23 March in 1278. Councillor Terry Geraghty, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Leisure and Chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “Now in its 724th year, the fair is one of Hull’s biggest traditions, as well as one of its oldest, attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year with residents and visitors who travel from further afield.
“I am confident the fair will be hugely successful and I hope everyone has a great time, creating a fun and friendly atmosphere.”
When and where?
The fair is open every day between 2 and 11pm, from 12noon each Saturday and closed all day Sunday. The fair is held on the site of Walton Street car park, Hull, this is next to West Park, the KCOM Stadium, and the Airco Arena. You can see the map and other details in our event listing.
Entry to Hull Fair is free. Official parking on West Park is usually £5 per car (but no confirmation as yet). If you’re lucky, you can catch a space on Springbank West or Anlaby Road which is free for 1 – 2 hours depending on where you park. Stagecoach and East Yorkshire Buses will put on their usual extended Hull Fair services which you can find on their website.
Rides range from £2 to £5 for the big rides, while food stalls all vary with some hot dogs and burgers available for £1.
With more than one mile of stalls down Walton Street, filled with the sights and smells of traditional fairground food from traditional nougat, pomegranates, toffee apples, candy floss and brandy snap to hot dogs, hamburgers, chips or something new such as Tai Fish Waffles and freshly made stone baked pizzas.
Yep, it’s a pain but it’s got to be done… A number of road closures will be in place from 10am on Wednesday 4 October until 12 noon on Sunday 15 October.
4 – 15 October
Walton Street closes 10am on 4 October until Sunday 15 October – 12noon. Entry is via Old Anlaby Road under the Anlaby Road flyover via West Park, exit is via Walton Street/Spring Bank West. An alternative exit is also available via West Park. No vehicle movement is permitted on Walton Street between 12 noon and 1am daily.
4 – 15 October
Lowther Street from junction of Sleights Close up to Walton Street closes at 8am until Sunday 15 October – 12noon.
6 – 15 October
Walliker Street from Anlaby Road junction to north kerb line of Carnegie Street – closes at 4.30pm daily until 11pm whilst the fair is in operation until Saturday 14 October.
6 – 14 October
Granville Street, Arthur Street (from St Georges road junction), Carnegie Street and Anlaby Road – closed daily for the duration of Hull Fair until Saturday 14 October.