A few weeks ago, Ballinasloe Life Magazine caught up with the 2017 Queen of the Fair, Kim Connaughton who spoke about her experience of the fair, her thoughts on winning and what she is looking forward to most over the next year as the Queen.
Best of luck now, moving forward!
2015 Horse Fair Dates ~ Sunday 4th, Monday 5th & Saturday 10th October
Ballinasloe Horse Fair is held annually in Ballinasloe. It is one of Europe's oldest and largest Horse Fairs, dating back to the 18th century. This annual event attracts up to 80,000 visitors from all over the world, with many returning to the town year after year. This festival is one of the most important social and economic events in the life of the town.
This year the the horse/foal & pony fair takes place on Sunday 4th, Monday 5th and Saturday 10th of October.
The Festival office will open in September For more information contact Mary @ 0872071869
Visit the Ballinasloe October Fair's Website for more information!
The search for the Fair & festival Queen of the Fair 2015 is on! All local clubs, pubs, organisations and businesses are invited to nominate a candidate over 18 years of age to take part in the competition in September sponsored by Gullane's Hotel.
The successful girl will be an ambassador for the town and have the opportunity to meet and greet all nationalities during the year. The selection of the 2015 Queen of the Fair will take place in Gullane's Hotel on September 19th.
Further information from Mary: 0872071869; Kathleen 0851028685.
Download an Application Form
For more information on the Ballinasloe October Fair please visit their website or go to the Facebook page below:
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