The Auld Lammas Fair takes place annually in Ballycastle on the last Monday and Tuesday of August. The Lammas Fair traditionally attracts thousands of people and features, among other attractions, a large street market.
Visit Ireland’s traditional oldest fair which takes place on the last Monday and Tuesday of August.
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’
Anyone interested in trading at the Fair should complete the Lammas Fair Waiting List Application form providing as much detail as possible. A new waiting list is created every year so traders must apply annually. Council will contact traders from the waiting list to offer a trading pitch if there is availability.
Please note: that it is the responsibility of the trader to provide their own stall and any required power supply. Council provides gazebos for pitches on the arts, crafts & speciality food section on Ann Street only.