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The Traditional Ballyclare May Fair returns for 2018

04 May 2018

The Mayor, Councillor Paul Hamill, launches this year’s May Fair with Alvin Donaghy (Fred C. Robinson), Alderman Mandy Girvan (Chair of Ballyclare May Fair Working Group), Deputy Mayor, Councillor Vera McWilliam, Stephen Hill (Dennison’s Depot Manager), Michelle McGuigan (Vice Chair of Ballyclare May Fair Working Group) and Warren Campbell.

 

Ballyclare May Fair returns to its traditional roots this year from Saturday 19 until Saturday 26 May.  The May Fair celebrations begin with a movie screening in Ballyclare Town Hall.

The traditional horse fair feature of the historic May Fair returns to Ballyclare Main Street on Tuesday 22 May. Local musicians, as well as your Uncle Hugo, will get your toes tappin on May Fair Tuesday with plenty of music and entertainment in the town.

To rev up your May Fair Tuesday even more this year is the brand new Soap Box Derby! From 6.30pm, Ballyeaston Road will become a mini race track as competitors race against each other to be crowned champion.

On Wednesday 23 May make sure you bring your furry friends to Ballyclare Town Hall for the annual pet show and pet photo booth at 6pm. Then from 7pm, everyone will get to enjoy half price amusements.

Ballyclare Male Choir will entertain everybody with a wonderful concert featuring four local young singers, on Thursday 24 May at 7.30pm in Ballyclare Town Hall. Tickets cost £10 each and are available to purchase from www.theatreatthemill.com

Saturday 26 May sees the return of the fantastic May Fair Parade, departing from Dennison Commercials at 1pm, when the town will come alive with colour.  There is plenty of fun and entertainment for everyone which continues into the evening from 7pm, with a Shania Twain tribute act. Then from 8pm, Ritchie Remo and his band will delight fans of all ages with his charisma and musical talent.

To light up the town and close the Ballyclare May Fair for 2018, a fantastic fireworks display will take place at 10.15pm on Saturday 26 May.

Full details of all activities are included in the programme, which is available by visiting www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ballyclaremayfair. Check out the website and the Ballyclare May Fair Facebook page, for information on car parking and road closures.