Amiens St John's Fair - 2022

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Have a wonderful time of distraction and family fun at the Saint Jean fair Amiens. A great fairground consisting of several stands and animations, rides and attractions of all categories. 

Big funfair in the big park of Hotoie in Amiens

The St. John's Fair is a annual event which lasts about 3 weeks, to the delight of the inhabitants, young and old, with new attractions fun every year. It is located near the city centre of Amiens in the parc de la Hotoie. In the past, it was installed in the city, for several years before 1845, on the René Goblet square, at the end of the rue des trois cailloux and today, it has become a real tradition in Amiens.

Access and routes to the fair

The place is well accessible by car via the A1 motorway (Paris - Lille), the A29 (Saint-Quentin - Le Havre) but also by the A16 motorway (Beauvais - Calais).From Amiens SNCF station (TER Picardy and Intercités), take the N1 bus then go down rue Jean Jaurès.

L'entry in the big east festival free of chargebut the attractions are chargeableThey have their own tariffs. However, special days with reduced prices are often offered. This traditional Midsummer festival welcomes tens of thousands of people every year, from tourists and especially the inhabitants of Amiens who want to have a good time. family time by browsing the stands and flavours and entertainment installed in the square. 

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The various animations and stands of the festival

A must-see event for supporters (amateurs) of attractions of the Saint-Jean fair; with 180 attractions and rides which attract nearly 400,000 visitors each year. Open ranges for those who prefer rifle shooting or slot machinesThere's a lot of fun to be had in this area, from candyfloss to churros and deliciously sweet candy apples that stick to your fingers. Not forgetting the legendary brewery and rotisserie "Ours Noir", pig-based cuisine accompanied by fresh chips and many other meat-based delicacies.

What is the difference between a funfair and an amusement park?

Already, the funfair occurs only once in theyear in the main cities and the entrance is free of chargeBut each attraction is subject to a charge. Due to this fact, the queues are shorter. Sound opening is often done late from 12pm to 10pm or 2am, with the showman's microphone to liven up the party. Composed of several stands of games and leisurefollowed by music very rhythmic, illuminations in psychedelic colour schemes.

Be prepared to do some laps around the carousel and experience the thrill of playing the various children's games with your family and friends. slot machinesDuck fishing, and lots of other entertainment. Not forgetting the confectionery and delicacies where you can watch the preparation of candyfloss and marshmallows.

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