As sure as the sun will rise, it is now time for you to wrap up warmly and head out into the dark, chilly Hull night. Walton Street really is a sight that has to be seen to be believed now that the fair has rolled around.
For those that don’t know, Hull Fair is one of Europe’s largest travelling fun fairs. It arrives at Walton Street religiously on the first week of October every year, bringing with it a plethora of food, games and rides. It’s a local tradition, with this year being 724th time that the fair has come to town.
As locals will know, Autumn is well and truly upon us by the time the fair comes to town, the prospect of Halloween and Bonfire night lurking around the corner, it’s arguably, the beginning of the best time of the year. With thousands of people attending on opening night alone and the numbers set to rise as the week goes on, there is no doubt Hull Fair 2017 will live up to it’s predecessors
This year the fair has a new attraction, The Power Tower. Rising 56 metres into the sky, it’s the second tallest ride at the fair, but only just. The attraction involves slowly raising riders to the top of the structure, before letting them plummet back to the ground at a hair-raising 12 metres per second. We had the opportunity to ride it last night, and we can assure you, it is well worth every penny, for both the stunning views of the fair, and the adrenaline rush of hurtling towards the Earth.
Whether you’re just interested in strolling around and soaking up the atmosphere, or you’re a thrill seeker looking to defy death, Hull Fair has something for everyone, and it’s something quite unlike anything else. Get down to Walton Street before the 14th of October to see for yourself.
Written By Toby Wise & Molly Thompson