Festival feel enjoyed by thousands at Ballymoney Spring Fair

Festival feel enjoyed by thousands at Ballymoney Spring Fair

Tue, April 16, 2019

Ballymoney’s annual Spring Fair attracted thousands of people to the town over the weekend.

With live music, an artisan market and a carnival parade, visitors enjoyed a fun filled day on Saturday which created a festival feel throughout the town.

Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in association with Local Women magazine, the event’s popularity has continued to grow since it was first introduced a number of years ago.

The Spring Fair celebrations kicked off on Friday with help from FUSE FM who hosted an afternoon of outdoor entertainment at Castlecroft Square. Highlights included Highland dancing, music by piper Matthew Warwick and Ulster Scots storytelling.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers who attended the main event on Saturday said: “I was delighted to take part in Ballymoney Spring Fair, which provided the perfect prelude to the upcoming Easter break. There was a great holiday atmosphere in the town, and the parade and cavalcade were a perfect way to bring proceedings to a close. I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the weekend so successful and we look forward to sharing more great events with you throughout the year.”

In the town centre, shoppers were able to enjoy a range of in-store promotions and special offers thanks to support from Ballymoney Chamber of Commerce while live music in cafes and restaurants added to the festival feel.

Other event highlights included a free family fun day at Megaw Park, Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market at Castlecroft and an extensive display of vintage and classic cars organised by Ballymoney Old Vehicle Club at Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre.

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