Hull Fair returns to the City on Friday 8 October, until Saturday 16 October – excluding Sunday 10 October.
A number of departments in the council have considered the risk factors associated with operating the fair this year in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and the concerns around increased transmission rates have been an important part of these discussions.
We will of course be taking additional precautions wherever possible, including -
- frequent cleaning of rides and equipment
- recommending all staff and Showmen wear masks and have both doses of the vaccine
- 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 (Lateral Flow Tests), particularly before and after visiting.
Visitors to the fair may also want to consider trying to visit at quieter times if possible, coming during the week rather than over the Friday and Saturday and earlier in the day.
In the run up to the fair, we will continue to run pop-up vaccination and Lateral Flow Test clinics throughout the city, focusing on areas where take-up of the vaccine is lower and making sure everyone who needs the vaccine has the chance to get vaccinated.
We will continue to work closely with local and national partners as we have through the course of the pandemic. Should our local situation change before the event, and we consider that risks are unacceptable at the time, we will be ready to respond, and if necessary, change our plans.
The official opening ceremony will commence of the first Friday at 5pm by the Lord Mayor of Kingston Upon Hull by ringing the bell,
Hull Fair Ground Showmen
Hull Fair Street Showmen
Additional forms to accompany your application
There are also a limited number of floating sites available on the fairground and on Walton Street, these are allocated on a one year only basis. If you are wanting to apply for one of these please see appropriate forms below -
If you are wanting to apply for a hawkers licence, these are licences which are available for those wanting to sell balloons/light ups etc to the general public on Walton Street or if you are wanting to apply for a traders licence these are licences which are available for those individuals/ businesses wanting to sell to the showmen.
|Walton Street 6 to 17 October||Closes at 10am 6 October until Sunday 17 October when it reopens at 2pm. Entry is via Old Anlaby Road under the flyover via West Park. Exit is via Walton Street/Spring Bank West. No vehicle movement is permitted on Walton Street between the hours of 12 noon to 1am daily.|
|Lowther Street 6 to 17 October||From junction of Sleights Close up to Walton Street closes at 10am 6 October until Sunday 17 October 2pm. A temporary traffic arm will be installed along with a small portable until which will be monitored by a steward 24 hours, 7 days a week. Residents will have to display their residents parking permit to gain access.|
|Walliker Street 6 to 17 October||From Anlaby Road junction closes at 10am until Sunday 17 October 2pm.|
|Anlaby Road 6 to 17 October||From East and West central crossing points at the junction with Walliker Street and Walton Street, no right or left turn onto North and South Carriageway.|
|Spring Bank West 6 to 17 October||Lane restrictions from 10am 6 October to Sunday 17 October 2pm.|
|Granville Street and Sandringham Street 8 to 16 October||Closed only when needed in exceptional circumstances, from 4pm Friday 8 October to Saturday 16 October 11pm with restricted access to residents only.|
|Friday 8 October||5pm to 11pm|
|Saturday 9 October||12 noon to 11pm|
|Sunday 10 October||2pm to 11pm|
|Monday 11 October||2pm to 11pm|
|Tuesday 12 October||2pm to 11pm|
|Wednesday 13 October||2pm to 11pm|
|Thursday 14 October||2pm to 11pm|
|Friday 15 October||2pm to 11pm|
|Saturday 16 October||12 noon to 11pm|
Stagecoach Bus arrangements
Please be aware that the Park and Ride facility for this year is at Priory Park, there is no park and ride facility at the Humber Bridge Car Park.