Auld Lammas Fair
Ireland’s oldest fair returns to Ballycastle on August 28 and 29.
The Ould Lammas Fair’ has taken place annually in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, since the seventeenth century. Celebrated on the last Monday and Tuesday in August, the fair marks the end of summer and beginning of harvest.
This year's Fair will be officially launched with a spectacular seafront fireworks display.
The present day fair provides street entertainment and market stalls. Two days of trading, bargaining, busking, amusements and street entertainment competitions to add to the atmosphere in the beautiful seaside resort of Ballycastle.
The fair traditionally attracts thousands of people from around the world and features more than 400 stalls selling craft, bric-a-brac and farm produce to mention a few! Local specialities include 'Yellow Man' a sweet honeycomb candy and a red edible seaweed known as 'dulse'
Causeway Coast & Glens Artisan Market will be at the seafront on 27th, 28th & 29th and the Ballycastle Annual Heavy Horse and Vintage Show also takes place on Saturday, 26th August.