Bridlington Fair returns promising more thrills than ever

Bridlington Fair
Bridlington Fair

ORGANISERS of the forthcoming annual Bridlington Fair have promised more thrills than ever with its return next week.

Consisting of over 24 large and small rides together with over 50 games, stalls and fairground food and confectionary units is still going strong as the organisers each year bring in bigger and better rides.

Once again the Hilderthorpe Road Coach Park will be the venue for the event which runs from Wednesday October 17 until Sunday 21 and proceedings will get underway when the fair is officially opened at 5.30pm by council officials on the first night.

The fair will then open from 5.30pm until late on weekdays, from 1pm until 10.30pm on Saturday and from 2pm until 8pm on Sunday and once again Bridlington Free Press funfair discount vouchers will be valid on all rides and attractions on Wednesday and Sunday. (See page 36)

Amongst the thrilling attractions on offer this year will be the Superbowl, a spinning monster of a ride where riders sit in one of ten superbowl cars which spin into the air before a stom ach churning freefall.

Always a popular attraction is the Jumping Frog, while the Tagada will spin its daring guests in a circular drum bouncing them up and down to the music.

Family attractions will also include the Waltzer’s, Twister, Superbob, Meteorite and the Silly Circus which are all undercover so there is no excuse for not paying a visit.

The children are not forgotten either with a mini-carousel, a pirate boat, train ride, cups and saucers, trampolines and the stomach tingling Jumpin’ Jack amongst the dozen rides while games include traditional hook-a-duck to the skilful ball in bucket.

Speaking on behalf of the organisers, the Showmen’s Guild, Matthew Morley said: “Each year we try and bring something different to Bridlington and this year is no exception with one of our biggest ever fairs!

“Admission to our fair is free and the Free Press Vouchers on the Wednesday and Sunday offer great discounts.

“Despite having some superb rides on the seafront we know the locals enjoy coming to the event that they regard as their fair and hopefully we can continue this tradition for many years to come on what is a wonderful site in the centre of town.”