Crowds flock to Ballyclare for May Fair fun

Mayor Billy Webb and May Fair Queen Heather Crawford chat to Megan Magill and her pony, Magic at the May Fair on Tuesday afternoon. INNT 21-035-FP
Mayor Billy Webb and May Fair Queen Heather Crawford chat to Megan Magill and her pony, Magic at the May Fair on Tuesday afternoon. INNT 21-035-FP

HUNDREDS of people flocked to Ballyclare on Tuesday (May 22) as the sun came out for this year’s May Fair Day.

Kathy Wolff, Chair of the May Fair Organising Committee, was delighted with the huge turnout for the traditional horse trading fair and the various other events throughout the day.

“We’ve had a massive crowd - as big a crowd as I’ve seen at the fair in a long time. The sun is out, the crowds have come out and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves,” she said.

As well as the annual horse trading fair, many of the other events also attracted great turnouts.

The Make a May Fair Pie event at the Town Hall proved a sell-out success, the Family Fun Day at Sixmile Leisure Centre was a big hit with people of all ages and the Ballyclare Area Churches Group celebration at Ballyclare Methodist Church, which included a puppet show, bike stunt demonstration and a gameshow marathon, was also well attended.

Radio Ulster’s Hugo Duncan entertained the crowds in The Square in the afternoon, with the evening’s activities including a Talent Show in the Town Hall and an Autotest event in the former Woodsides car park, which attracted some of the top drivers from all over Ireland.

This year’s May Fair continues until Sunday, May 27, with a packed programme of events throughout the rest of the week.

For more information about what’s on, log on to www.ballyclaremayfair.com

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