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Ballyclare Blooms For May Fair

29 April 2015

photo from launch

Four year old Grace McGuigan from Ballyclare helped launch this year’s May Fair with Deputy Mayor Councillor John Blair. Also pictured at the launch are Councillor Jim Bingham and May Fair Committee representatives Margaret Irwin and Michelle McGuigan. 


Flower power is set to transform Ballyclare soon with the arrival of the annual May Fair!
This year’s ‘Ballyclare in Bloom’ theme, will see the town awash with vibrant colours as shop window displays embrace the floral theme ahead of the programme of events that will run from Tuesday 19 May until Saturday 23 May.

The fun of the fair begins on Tuesday 19 May when Main Street closes off from 7am –11pm for the gourmet food market and market stalls, with entertainment throughout the day. Horse trading has now been relocated to Sixmile Water Park from 11am – 5pm. The day will be packed with entertainment for all the family such as Hugo Duncan in the Square, a Family Fun Day at Sixmile Leisure Centre and a Garth Brooks tribute band in the Main Street later that evening. 

Other highlights throughout the week will include half- price amusement rides from 7-9pm on Wednesday 20 May and a Ceilidh night on Thursday 21 May from   7.30pm-10pm in the Town Hall. A sing-along screening of Frozen will take centre stage at the Town Hall on Friday 22 May at 4.30pm and tickets for this will be on sale at Sixmile Leisure Centre. 

The programme of events will end on Saturday 23 May with plenty of activities including the Mayor’s Parade at 1pm and ‘Another Wee Gatherin’ with the Major Sinclair Pipe Band at 7.30pm in the Town Hall. A spectacular fireworks display will close the May Fair at 10.15pm in the Town Centre.
Copies of the programme are available at Ballyclare Town Hall and at www.yourballyclare.com or follow Ballyclare May Fair on Facebook.