Gigantic cleanup operation as Hull Fair packs its bags after busy year

After eight days, the time has come for Hull Fair to pack up and leave town for another year.

Europe’s largest and oldest traveling funfair finally came to an end last night after eight days of bright lights, rides and fortune tellers.

This year would have been one of the busiest in the attraction’s history.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end, as the dizzying lights and music have been turned off and packed, while city contractors have moved in to begin the big cleanup.

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Trucks could be seen leaving the Walton Street site this morning after roller coasters, rides and stands were dismantled and crammed into the backs of heavy trucks.

Meanwhile, motorists experienced long queues on surrounding roads as vehicles left the site amid the massive clean-up.

In a heartfelt message to supporters, the fair organizers said: “Thank you to everyone who took the time to visit us at the Hull Fair this year, what a fantastic year it has been, maybe one the driest, busiest weeks of the Hull Fair that we have had in many years.

“We hope you have created memories for a lifetime, we wouldn’t be here without all of you!”

The show will return next year in October, although the dates won’t be confirmed for several months.