It definitely feels like Autumn is setting in this week. Days are getting shorter, nights are getting darker and it’s definitely chillier in a morning. And you know what that means right? That means that Hull Fair is just around the corner!
If you’ve been over near Walton Street recently then you can’t have missed the plethora of exciting rides and stalls that are springing up, and with the whole thing kicking off for a week on Friday night there’s not long to wait until you can experience it for yourself.
We won’t try and list everything that goes on at the fair because we think that really, you should get out there and experience it for yourself. There will be absolutely tons of different rides for you to try out, from the classic waltzers to gentle family rides at one end of the spectrum and terrifying sproingy bungee things at the other. There will be rollercoasters, a big wheel, spinny things, whizzy things… Way more than you can try in the space of a week (though let us know if you try!).
There will be stacks of stalls where you can play traditional fairground games like hook-a-duck and win giant stuffed animals that you won’t know what do to with but can’t quite bear to throw away and – most importantly – more delicious food vendors than you can shake a stick at.
As well as the traditional dirty burgers and hot dogs (plus candy floss, roasted chestnuts, hog roast and of course brandy snap) we have it on good authority that the legendary Hull Pie will be in attendance this year. Now if you’re in your second or third year you might have been lucky enough to sample the amazing Pie takeaway on Newland Avenue before it closed, but if you haven’t this is the perfect opportunity to try one of Hull’s greatest food vendors for yourself (Will likes Pie so much he got them to cater for his wedding)!
Entry to Hull Fair is completely free, so if you just want to have a stroll around and take in the atmosphere you can do, but all of the rides cost a few quid or more so make sure you take plenty of cash – or perhaps don’t take too much! EYMS are operating special bus services while the Fair is on, and they have a handy page explaining these on their website. The Fair opens at 5pm this Friday (the 5th of October) and runs for 8 days until Saturday 13th, closing for a day on Sunday. It opens at midday on Saturdays and 2pm on weekdays, then closes at 11 each night.
Let us know if you manage to have a visit and feel free to share any photos or stories you have on our social media!