2016 Horse Fair & Festival ~ Sunday 2nd to Sunday 9th October
Horse Sales on the fair green take place on Sunday 2nd, Monday 3rd & Saturday 8th
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.
For more information on Street Stalls for Sunday 5th, Monday 6th & Saturday 8th October you need to contact Galway County Council 091 509074
FOOD & CRAFT MARKET SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER Application form click here
For more details on the rest of the festivities during fair week: check out the website for more details
The Festival office will open in September For more information contact Mary @ 0872071869
The Selection for the 2016 Queen, will take place in Gullanes Hotel On Saturday 17th September @ 8.30 pm
Click here for 2016 application form