Heart-stopping rides, side-shows, food stalls and ancient ceremonies are all part of the street extravaganza which is Hereford May Fair. The fair has been taking place for over 900 years.
A ceremonial proclamation of the historic St Ethelberts Fair (May Fair) officially opens the fair, offering 12-and-a-half bushels of wheat by the Mayor to the Lord Bishop as payment for allowing the fair to proceed.
The Hereford May Fair takes place on the first Tuesday to Thursday following the May Day bank holiday. In 2018 year it will be held Tuesday 5 May to Thursday 7 May 2020 inclusive.
- Tuesday 3.45pm to 11pm
- Wednesday 12 noon to 11pm
- Thursday 12 noon to 11pm
These are the times between which attractions are allowed to operate. Not all rides will necessarily be open at all times.
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