Ballymoney Spring Fair


Church Street, Castlecroft, Seymour Street

Co. Antrim
BT53 6AH

Ballymoney Spring Fair is making a return to the town on April 19th & 20th - with free family-friendly activities and lots of carnival colour to look forward to.

Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, with support from Ballymoney Chamber of Commerce and FUSE FM, this year’s action-packed event is set to be the best yet, with new venues in the town centre and an even bigger choice of have-a-go attractions on offer.

Look out for vintage cars, live music, dance displays and a showcase of our best artisan produce or indulge in some retail therapy with many of the town’s independent boutiques and businesses offering Spring Fair special offers.

The Tea Dance in Ballymoney Town Hall returns on Friday afternoon (April 19th), as well as dog friendly entertainment and activities on Saturday (April 20th). Church Street is also set to be bigger than ever on the Saturday – you won’t want to miss it!

On Friday, FUSE FM will host live music and entertainment at Castlecroft Square featuring a host of local bands and musicians while Saturday’s highlights include performances from local dance groups.

The fun continues on Saturday with a range of family-friendly activities and entertainment. The Church Street experience is back for 2024, where you can browse the shops while enjoying live music, children’s animation, walkabout characters and a variety of outdoor games.

Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market will transform Castlecroft Square in the town centre from 11am – 4pm on both Friday and Saturday. A pop-up market will be on Church Street on Saturday, creating a new buzz at the top of the town. Previous winners of the UK’s Best Community Market, this collective of makers and creators offers everything from knitwear, jewellery, paintings, woodcraft and photography to some of the tastiest artisan food products.

Animal lovers can visit the free petting farm at Seymour Street car park, where attractions include a variety of interesting animals and creatures. Take the opportunity for a close encounter with a range of birds of prey, with a fun falconry experience for the whole family to enjoy.

A Quiet Time session will run in the morning from 11am to 12noon, for children with additional needs.

At Castlecroft, look out for balloon modelling, children’s craft workshops and Animated Street Theatre from 12noon - 3pm.

Visitors can enjoy a programme of performances from dance troupes throughout the town. 

To accommodate ever increasing visitor numbers, Seymour Drive will host the hugely popular free family games and activities on Saturday from 12noon - 4pm. Those feeling adventurous can try their hand at archery, bottle shy, horseshoe toss and rodeo sheep.

Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Vintage and Classic Car Show with Ballymoney Old Vehicle Club at Station Square from 12noon, showcasing a range of restored vintage vehicles, then joining the carnival parade at 3.30pm. Old time cars, tractors and impressive lorries from local hauliers will join the spring-themed spectacle of music and colour, setting off from the Town Hall and travelling along High Street, Main Street and Meeting House Street.

Event Programme at a Glance: Keep an eye out for the full programme - more details to follow soon.

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