The May Fair finally returns to Northallerton

May Fair

The Traditional May Fair returns to Northallerton next week after a two-year gap due to the Covid pandemic.

Officers from Hambleton District Council are putting the finishing touches to plans for the Showman's Guild of Great Britain Northern Section Fair.

For five days – from 28 April to 2 May - the High Street will be filled with rides and side shows, bringing thousands of people into the district.

Parking, together with bus and taxi collection points, are changed from Wednesday 27 April at 6pm until Tuesday 3 May at 12 noon. Parts of the High Street between Zetland Street and The Buck Inn will be closed during the fair’s opening hours as the fair is set up and dismantled. Diversion routes will be posted throughout the town for drivers.

Alternative arrangements are as follows:

The Applegarth long and short stay, Crosby Road long stay and Hambleton Forum long and short stay pay and display car parks will operate as usual, except for a small number of parking bays in the long stay area of the Applegarth Car Park which will be used by the Showmen’s Guild. Heavy goods vehicle parking will still be available in the Applegarth long stay car park. The Civic Centre Car Park will also be available for parking.

  • Bus stops will be moved to Zetland Street for northbound services, and outside the library for southbound services.
  • The Town Hall taxi rank will be relocated temporarily on the High Street outside the Old Post Office for the period of the May Fair and the Taxi Rank on Zetland Street will also be available.
  • There will be additional disabled parking bays outside Bianco and Northallerton Estate Agency.
  • The Saturday market will be relocated to the area between Zetland Street and Romanby Road.

Published: 21st April 2022

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