Hull Fair returns to the city for 2021 after being cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic- the first time the fair had been cancelled in decades.
The fair was given the greenlight to go ahead in August after the government removed all Coronavirus restrictions, including those on large gatherings.
Europe’s oldest and largest fair returns to Hull on Friday 8 October, until Saturday 16 October – excluding Sunday 10 October.
With over 250 rides, attractions and fair games, there’s no wonder why Hull Fair is one of the city’s biggest and most popular traditions.
The fair’s rides are located in Walton Street car park with food vendors (such as Bob Carvers) sprawling all the way from Spring Bank to Anlaby Road.
Hull Fair is perfect for all ages, with sky-scraping rides fit for any adrenaline junkie, as well as some gentler rides for younger patrons.
Some new rides will make their way to the fair this year including KMG Extreme and Snow Jet, as well as some old favourites such as Waltzers and the Sky Swing.
One of the most exciting additions this year is the Star Flyer which is one of the tallest rides in the country, measuring in at 55m high – the tallest ride to ever come to Hull Fair.
Attractions typically cost around £1-£1.50 with the bigger rides costing around £3-£4. A big change for 2021 is the introduction of contactless payment for those who don’t want to carry cash to the fair – however it is recommended to bring cash just in case.
And obviously, Coronavirus hasn’t disappeared – the council have offered their advice for those who are attending this year which includes wearing a mask in any enclosed/crowded spaces, washing/sanitising hands frequently, taking a test before visiting the fair, and most importantly, being double jabbed.
Below are Hull Fair’s opening hours as well as the road closures taking place:
Hull Fair 2021: Opening hours
|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|
Hull Fair 2021: Road closures
|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.|