ROADS will be closed as showmen and women from around the country will make their way to Leominster and Hereford for the popular May Fairs.

The streets will come alive during each three-day festival as thousands flock into the town and city centre, including from other counties, to enjoy the festival atmosphere, the heart-stopping rides, side-shows, food stalls and ancient ceremonies.

Leominster fair will take place on April 27 to 29 inclusive and Hereford on May 2 to 4 inclusive.


In Hereford, Commercial Street, High Town, St Peters Street, St Owen Street, Broad Street (below junction of West Street and East Street), King Street, and Bridge Street will be closed from 5pm, May 1, to 7am, May 5. 

Some parking and loading areas will also be closed in Union Street and in the streets mentioned above.

Widemarsh Street (from its junction with Blueschool/Newmarket Street) and High Street will be closed to traffic 4.30-11 pm on the evenings of May 2, 3 and 4 May to make High Street a safer pedestrian area for fairgoers.

In Leominster, part of Broad Street, Corn Street, Victoria Street and Corn Square will be closed to traffic.

Abie Morris, on behalf of the Morris family, said: “We are pleased to now be able to return to the town of Leominster so we can provide the pleasure and enjoyment that the fair gives to so many people. We look forward to seeing you and giving you a time to remember with the many attractions we will be bringing!”

Henry Studt, Chairman of the South Wales and Northern Ireland Section of The Showman’s Guild, said: “We are proud to present Hereford’s Mayfair once again. A warm welcome awaits when you join us at this historic and impressive traditional fun fair.

"Come and join us for excitement and laughter from riding the heart-stopping white knuckle rides to bumper-to-bumper fun, not forgetting the thrills of the children's and traditional rides. From rides to stalls, we have it all.”