Hull Fair at Hull
This carnival of merriment is the largest travelling fair in Europe and one of the oldest - the fair celebrated its seven hundredth anniversary in 1993. The anniversary celebrated by Hull City Council dates from 1293, when Edward I allocated six weeks in May and June for the festivities.
Local tradition states that the changing of the calendar in 1751 led the locals to believe the loss of eleven days affected their fair. “Give us back our eleven days,” was the cry as an enraged mob charged around the streets of Hull, calling for the return of their eleven day festivities which they believed to have been lost due to the calendar change. The outraged masses got their wish and from that year onwards 11 October, or the Friday nearest to it, became the official date for Hull Fair.
|Notes||From 11th to 19th October 2013, excluding Sunday 13th.|
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Map reference: TA 095287 Lat: 53.74317 Long: -0.34115
Hull is accessible from the UK's motorway network connecting with the M62, M1, A1, M180 and M18.
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : Hull station
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