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The sights, smells and sounds of Hull’s most historic event Hull Fair returns this Friday (8 October), now in its 728th year

Officially opened at 5pm by Lord Mayor, Councillor Lynn Petrini, the Walton Street site will be filled with white knuckle rides, tasty treats, traditional fairground stalls, bright lights and music.

The largest travelling fair in Europe always offers something for everyone from the young to the old, whether you love the fast and furious or the traditional fairground offer.

Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Lynn Petrini said:

“Hull Fair is ingrained in the people of Hull and I’m so happy it is back for 2021.

“This year I’m honoured to be ringing the bell and officially opening the fair for all to enjoy.

“While we’re enjoying the fair, both at the showground and on our way to and from it, it’s important we respect and take care of each other.

“I am confident everyone will want to do all they can and will follow the guidance we have in place. It’s simple things we’re all familiar with, which don’t affect the fun of the fair and help keep us all safe and prevent the spread of Coronavirus.”

Additional precautions will be taken wherever possible, including frequent cleaning of rides and equipment, recommending all staff and Showmen wear masks and have both doses of the vaccine, and providing hand sanitizer throughout the site.

Everyone attending the fair is encouraged to follow public health advice. Get both doses of the vaccine, wear a mask in any enclosed space – including rides – wash or sanitise hands frequently and regularly use no-symptom tests (LFTs), particularly before and after visiting.

Visitors are asked to attend at quieter times if possible – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday tend to be much less busy.

The fair, which has more than 300 attractions, runs until Saturday 16 October (closed Sunday 10 October) and opens from 2 – 11pm daily (from 12noon on Saturday).

Two new rides will attend the fair for the first time this year with Ice Jet and extreme ride Void ready for thrill seekers, as well as three big wheels.

For those who like to keep their feet firmly on the ground there are in excess of 100 stalls offering games including hook-a-duck and darts as well as an array of food outlets bringing food from around the world, including a London Fudge Bus and Czech street food.

The fair brings 80 rides for children including trampolines, fun houses, helter skelters and mini versions of other rides such as mini Miami, mini waltzers and jumping jack.

Whilst for adults and families there are traditional favourites such as dodgems and waltzers as well as a variety of faster and higher rides offering extra thrills and spills and views over the fairground and across Hull.

A number of road closures and parking restrictions will be in place from 6 October. Streets with restrictions will include Granville Street, Lowther Street, Paisley Street, Perry Street, Ruskin Street, Sandringham Street and Walliker Street.

Car parking will be available at the KC Stadium at £6 per car which will be car payment only. Stagecoach will be putting on additional services and Priory Park’n’ride will operate a fair service.

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