The Auld Lammas Fair in Ballycastle is one of the oldest in Ireland and horses, sheep and cattle are still sold along the village street at fair time. It’s the place to try the traditional ‘yellow man’ toffee.
The present day traditional fair provides street entertainment and market stalls. Two days of trading, bartering, busking, amusements and street entertainment competitions 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, local crafts and farm produce to mention a few! Local specialities include ‘Yellow Man’ a sweet honeycomb candy and a red edible seaweed known as ‘dulse’.