A HEREFORDSHIRE town is set to experience the fun of the fair again after a two-year absence due to Covid restrictions.

The Leominster May Fair will take over the historic town centre at the end of this month.

Showmen from all over the UK will arrive in the town to provide excitement, fun and laughter from riding the heart-stopping white-knuckle rides to bumper to bumper fun.

The fair is due to take place between Thursday, April 28 and Saturday, April 30 inclusive, in the week proceeding the Hereford May Fair which runs from Tuesday, May 3 to Thursday, May 5.


The event has a rich tradition and a fair in Leominster can be traced as far back as the 17th century.

Another tradition that the organisers are looking to keep going is giving Herefordshire children and adults with learning and physical disabilities special access to the fair.

A spokesperson for the Morris family, who run the Leominster fair, said: "We would like to invite children and adults with any special needs or disability conditions to have the freedom of Leominster May Fair on Friday, April 29 at 10.30am where you can experience all the rides for free.


"Our late dad Abie Morris started this over 40 years ago and we would like to keep this tradition going."

The family also said they are looking forward to welcoming the people of Herefordshire back to the fair after two years of cancelled events.

They said: "Due to Covid, we have not been able to bring all the joys of the fun fair for over two years, but now is the time for everyone to let their hair down and have a great time with us."