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About The Ferry Fair

Ferry Fair Week


Ferry Fair lasts a whole week, building up to a vehicle and walking parade around Queensferry and crowning ceremony for the Ferry Fair Queen on Saturday afternoon. Flags go up along the High Street and shops are decorated, bring a real festival feel to Queensferry.


During Ferry Fair Week there’s lots going on from a Teddy Bears Picnic to bouncy castles, football competitions and a tug a war to name but a few (check out the programme for all the details).

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Ferry Fair Day

The most exciting day of the year for a lot of local children (and adults) is Ferry Fair Day.
This is the day that all the children in the Court get dressed up and take part in the Tour of the Burgh before the Main Procession takes us along the High Street for the formal crowning of the Ferry Fair Queen by our Gracious Person.

As well as the children taking part in the parade, there are usually local clubs either walking, or dancing or demonstrating skills.  There are usually motor bikes and classic cars too.  Of course there’s also a range of bands to keep you entertained.
After the Crowning ceremony there’s live entertainment on the stage and plenty of dancing in the street!


Ferry Fair Friday


Friday starts before 9.00 am with The Burryman starting his walk from The Staghead Hotel and touring the burgh before returning at 6.00 pm.


The role of Burryman is currently filled by Ferry born Andrew Taylor, an honour he has undertaken for over 10 years now, supported by his amazing team.


Each year after walking, the Burryman and his team present his hat to a local person or group who they feel is a champion within our community.


Of course Friday wouldn’t be complete without the classic Boundary and Wheelbarrow Races along with the Bellstane Walk.

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Who takes part in Ferry Fair


Ferry Fair is for everyone – with lots to enjoy for all ages.  All our events are free to try to make the event as inclusive as possible.


Ferry Fair Day is focussed on the children of the local primary schools in Queensferry, but is a spectacle that many adults enjoy too.

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