Historic Hull Fair to return to city after a year’s absence

Hull Fair returns
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The historic Hull Fair is to return to MKM Stadium this year for the first time since 2019, bringing “all the regular favourites” to the Walton Street venue, alongside some new additions.


Following the cancellation for the fair due to Coronavirus last year, the event will return for eight days from 8 October, with the opening marked by bell-ringing and the Hull Fair prayer.

“As well as being one of the biggest fairs in Europe, Hull Fair is also the oldest, having started, according to historical records, more than 700 years ago in 1278,” reported the Hull Daily Mail. “It attracts tens of thousands of people every year.”

“It combines hundreds of attractions from terrifying white-knuckle rides to traditional sideshow games like hook-a-duck and bingo, as well as plenty of fun rides for the little ones. Hull Fair organisers the Showmen’s Guild anticipates this will be a particularly busy year for the event with the cancellation of many of the other main fairs.”

As well as new rides including the KMG Extreme, the Snow Jet, and the 55 metre-high Star Flyer ride – one of the tallest rides of its kind ever seen at the fair – the media noted “all the regular favourites will be arriving, from Ferris wheels to helter skelters, and there will also be the usual traditional sideshows, bingo stalls and several amusement arcades.”

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