Here comes the rain, and so does Hull Fair, writes Danielle Hoe.
The wind, rain and plummeting temperatures can only mean one thing, Hull Fair is here! Deemed by many as “Hull Fair weather” the strong winds and rain are an excuse to wrap up warm and head off to Walton Street where the festivities began on October 10th 2014.
Hull fair is one of Europe’s largest travelling fun fairs which visits Hull for one week in October every year, boasting an impressive 250 rides. It includes traditional attractions, such as, the waltzers, dodgems and palm readings as well as new thrill rides such as the Star flyer. Starting on Walton Street on the West side of Hull near to the KC Stadium which celebrates the sights and smells of traditional fairground food, such as, hotdogs, hog roasts, candyfloss and toffee apples the fair also has 113 stalls offering games, hook a duck and darts.
Local Resident Rachel Hakeny, 41, of Winchester Avenue, Hull said “It just wouldn’t be the same without the weather, wrapping up warm is all part of the fun!
“My favourite part is walking down Walton Street and seeing all the traditional food on the stalls, Bob Carvers is a must see!”
Hull Fair celebrated its 700th anniversary in 1993, and is still as popular as ever with an expected 500,000 people set to visit the attraction this year alone, it really is a must visit for the people of Hull being one of the highlights in the city’s calendar.
If you want to visit Hull Fair there is a park and ride situated just over the Humber Bridge, an hour’s drive from places like Lincoln. There are also buses from all over the Hull area including to and from the train station, so you can hop off the train and straight to the fair! Travel to Hull by train with a change at Doncaster.
Hull Fair runs from Friday, October 10, until Saturday, October 18 this year, but is closed on Sunday.