One of Europe’s largest travelling fairs will return to Hull this week for its 729th year.
Opening this Friday 6 October, and taking over 16 acres of Walton Street car park, Hull Fair boasts attractions from across the country.
The fair will be officially opened at 5pm by Lord Mayor, Councillor Kalvin Neal with the ringing of the bell on showman Andrew Harniess’, Sea Storm.
It will run until Saturday 14 October (closed Sunday 8 October) and opens from 2 – 11pm daily (from 12noon on Saturday).
This year there are 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.
New food and drink offers for this year include bubble tea, loaded hot chocs, footlong fries, and whoopie pies.
For thrill-seekers, new rides for this year include a drop and twist tower, and newly manufactured extreme ride Air Raid.
For those who like to keep their feet firmly on the ground there are in excess of 100 stalls offering games such as bingo, hook-a-duck and darts.
A number of road closures and parking restrictions will be in place from 4 October. They can be found here.
Limited parking is available within the MKM Stadium carpark, charged at £6 per car.