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Ballinasloe Fair & Festival

SEPTEMBER 29TH - OCTOBER 6TH 2019

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.

Our Events

Over the course of 8 days there will be a huge amount of events taking place in the town. There are activities for all ages to enjoy.

BAKERY & CRAFT

BAKERY & CRAFT

Baking & Craft Competitions 2018

FOOD & CRAFT MARKET

FOOD & CRAFT MARKET

Food & Craft Market 2018

DOG SHOW

DOG SHOW

Dog Show 2018

EQUESTRIAN

EQUESTRIAN

Equestrian Events 2018

FASHION EVENING

FASHION EVENING

Fashion Evening 2018

MOTORBIKE SHOW & KIDS TRACTOR RACE

MOTORBIKE SHOW & KIDS TRACTOR RACE

Motorbike Show & Kids Tractor Race 2018

FIREWORKS DISPLAY

FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Fireworks 2018

JIVING COMPETITION

JIVING COMPETITION

Jiving Competition 2018

QUEEN OF THE FAIR

QUEEN OF THE FAIR

Queen of The Fair 2018

SOAPBOX DERBY

SOAPBOX DERBY

Soapbox Derby 2018

TUG OF WAR

TUG OF WAR

Tug of War Competition 2018

VINTAGE SHOW

VINTAGE SHOW

Vintage Show 2018

Schedule of Events

30th September 2018 - 7th October 2018

#EventCategoryTimeLocation
1Horse FairEQUESTRIAN All DayFair Green
2Credit Union Horse of the Fair Lunging CompetitionEQUESTRIAN 2pmFair Green
3Jim Derwin Pony of the Fair Lunging CompetitionEQUESTRIAN 12pmFair Green
4Street EntertainmentENTERTAINMENT 2pmBallinasloe
5FOOD & CRAFT MARKET FOOD & CRAFT MARKET All DayBallinasloe
6Official Opening by President Michael D HigginsENTERTAINMENT 3:30pmSound Stage
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1HORSE FAIREQUESTRIAN All DayFair Green
2CONNEMARA GALROS COMPETITIONEQUESTRIAN 1PMFair Green
3FOOD & CRAFT MARKETFOOD & CRAFT MARKET All DayBallinasloe
4FESTIVAL SOUNDSTAGEENTERTAINMENT 2pmBallinasloe
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1Heritage PresentationENTERTAINMENT 6:30PMBALLINASLOE LIBRARY
2Talk on Folklore of Ballinasloe and the FairENTERTAINMENT 7PMGullane's Hotel
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1FASHION SHOWFASHION EVENING 7:30PMSHEARWATER HOTEL
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1SOAPBOX DERBYSOAPBOX DERBY 8PMDUNLO STREET
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1Family EntertainmentENTERTAINMENT 7PMBallinasloe
2Fireworks DisplayFIREWORKS DISPLAY 8:30PMBallinasloe Marina
3JIVING COMPETITIONJIVING COMPETITION 9PMST MICHAELS SQUARE
4TUG OF WARTUG OF WAR 8:30PMSOCIETY STREET
#EventCategoryTimeLocation
1HORSE FAIREQUESTRIAN All DayFair Green
2MARE & FOAL COMPETITIONSEQUESTRIAN 12PMFair Green
3FOOD & CRAFT MARKETFOOD & CRAFT MARKET All DayBallinasloe
4FESTIVAL SOUNDSTAGEENTERTAINMENT 2pmBallinasloe
#EventCategoryTimeLocation
1Food & Craft MarketFOOD & CRAFT MARKET All DayBallinasloe
2DOG SHOWDOG SHOW 1PMSt Michael's Square
3VINTAGE SHOWVINTAGE SHOW ALL DAYBallinasloe
4CHILDRENS ARTS & CRAFTS COMPETITIONSENTERTAINMENT 1PMBallinasloe
5CHILDREN'S TRACTOR RACEENTERTAINMENT 4PMBallinasloe
6Motorbike ShowMOTORBIKE SHOW & KIDS TRACTOR RACE 1PMBallinasloe
7Wood CarvingENTERTAINMENT 1PMBallinasloe

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for more events information.

Our Main Sponsors

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Travel Information

Location

Ballinasloe Fair & Festival Office
Society Street
Ballinasloe
Co. Galway

Office opening September 25th. Enquiries to 0872071869.

Transport

Cars, Buses & Trains

How to get to Ballinasloe, train and buses to Ballinasloe in County Galway Ireland

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Hotels & Restaurant

Sleeping & Eating

There are lots of great places to eat and stay in Ballinasloe during the festival

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