Ballinasloe Fair & Festival
SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 7TH 2018 (HORSE FAIR DATES: SUNDAY 30TH, MONDAY 1ST & SATURDAY 6TH)
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.
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.
Baking & Craft Competitions 2018
Food & Craft Market 2018
Dog Show 2018
Equestrian Events 2018
Fashion Evening 2018
Motorbike Show & Kids Tractor Race 2018
Jiving Competition 2018
Schedule of Events
30th September 2018 - 7th October 2018
|1||Horse Fair||EQUESTRIAN||All Day||Fair Green|
|2||Credit Union Horse of the Fair Lunging Competition||EQUESTRIAN||2pm||Fair Green|
|3||Jim Derwin Pony of the Fair Lunging Competition||EQUESTRIAN||12pm||Fair Green|
|5||FOOD & CRAFT MARKET||FOOD & CRAFT MARKET||All Day||Ballinasloe|
|6||Official Opening by President Michael D Higgins||ENTERTAINMENT||3:30pm||Sound Stage|
|1||Food & Craft Market||FOOD & CRAFT MARKET||All Day||Ballinasloe|
|2||DOG SHOW||DOG SHOW||1PM||St Michael's Square|
|3||VINTAGE SHOW||VINTAGE SHOW||ALL DAY||Ballinasloe|
|4||CHILDRENS ARTS & CRAFTS COMPETITIONS||ENTERTAINMENT||1PM||Ballinasloe|
|5||CHILDREN'S TRACTOR RACE||ENTERTAINMENT||4PM||Ballinasloe|
|6||Motorbike Show||MOTORBIKE SHOW & KIDS TRACTOR RACE||1PM||Ballinasloe|
Our Main Sponsors
Thank you for your support
Ballinasloe Fair & Festival Office
Office opening September 25th. Enquiries to 0872071869.