We’ve loved Hull Fair ever since we were kids, so the news of its return this year has us excited! There is nothing better thanchowing down on some cotton candy, or playing some of the fair games like hook-a-duck. It seems we aren’t the only ones that are excited for its return this October.
One of the oldest running and largest fairs in Europe, the travelling fair, took to Facebook to say it will be returning after being cancelled due to COVID last year. The iconic fair will have all the usual attractions and rides such as fun houses, , sweet stalls, burger vans, helter skelters and mini versions of roller coasters and waltzers.
The news was made with mention that planning Hull Fair will need to be reversible in case the Government brings the restrictions back. The news comes as a welcome surprise as it is one of the biggest fairs in Europe and Hull’s is also the oldest starting over 700 years ago, according to historical records.
Where is Hull Fair?
It can be found alongside the MKM Stadiuam in Walton Street car park. It’s postcode is HU3 6JR. You are best finding car parking spaces further afield and heading to the fair on foot as it can be very busy all year round.
When is it?
This year Hull Fair will start on Friday 8th October and run through to Saturday 16th October. That gives you eight days to enjoy all that Hull Fair 2021 has to offer.
Despite previous calls from ride operators to open the fair on the middle Sunday – which this year falls on October 10 – Hull City Council says the fair will remain closed on that day.
Councillor Daren Hale, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “Hull Fair, along with all the city’s major events, was sorely missed last year so we’re delighted that it is able to return in 2021.
“I know we will all be looking forward to experiencing the exciting atmosphere and those familiar sights, sounds and smells.”
As Hull currently has the highest rate of COVID in the country with 625 weekley cases per 100,000 the councillor has warned people to take protective measures.
Cllr Hale said: “While the national changes to restrictions have made it possible for the fair to go ahead, we should remember Coronavirus is still in circulation and we should take the same precautions we do day-to-day.
“With that in mind, we will be advising visitors to the event to consider using alternative entrances into the fairground and visiting the fair mid-week when it is usually quieter.”
Councillor Hester Bridges, Deputy Leader and Chair of Hull Health and Wellbeing Board has said there will be “additional precautions wherever possible, including additional cleansing regimes on rides and equipment.
“Hand sanitiser will be available for visitors and all Hull City Council events staff will be encouraged to wear face masks to protect each other.
We can’t wait to stuff our faces with candy floss and hot dogs before going on some of the carni rides!
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