Welcome to the Ballinasloe Fair & Festival

An Irish adage advises: Go east for a women; Go west for a horse...

Ballinasloe Horse Fair is held annually in Ballinasloe, the second largest town in County Galway, in the western part of Ireland. It is one of Europe’s oldest and largest Horse Fairs, dating back to the 18th century. This annual event attracts up to 80,000 visitors from all over the world, with many returning to the town year after year. This festival is one of the most important social and economic events in the life of the town. The town is also renowned for horse and pony riding, show jumping and other equestrian activities which take place throughout the year.

Please note:

Traditional horse Fair Dates: Sunday 2nd Monday 3rd & Saturday 8th

Events


Over the course of 9 days there will be a huge amount of events taking place in the town. There is activities for all all ages to enjoy.

Equestrian

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Craft Market

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Dog Show

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Soapbox Derby

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Queen of the Fair

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Baking Competition

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Fireworks

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Tug of War

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Vintage Display

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The Festival Office is now open on Society Street ~ 0874421561

FOOD & CRAFT MARKET SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER Application form click here

The Selection for the 2016 Queen, will take place in Gullanes Hotel On Friday 23rd September @ 8.30 pm

QUEEN OF THE FAIR Application form click here

Entertainment


Through-out the festival there will be tons of entertainment. Including live music on the sound stage and in the pubs, the annual tug-a-war competition, the hugely exciting soapbox derby. The festival will finish up with a fireworks display. There is something for all the family to enjoy. Check out the entertainment guide for all the times and more.


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Contact Info

The Festival office will open in September. For more information contact Mary @ 0872071869

Ballinasloe Fair & Festival Office,
Society Street,
Ballinasloe,
Co. Galway

+353874421561
For General Information Contact Mary: +353872071869
For Equestrian Information Contact Ciara: +353876555631
info@ballinasloeoctoberfair.com

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