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Autumn Fair 2023

Date: Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September, 12.30pm to 6pm

Venue: Botanic Gardens

Category: Family, Park


Belfast’s scenic Botanic Gardens will mark the turning of the seasons with the return of Autumn Fair on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September.

The annual family event, organised by Belfast City Council, takes place from 12.30pm to 6pm each day and both young and old will be treated to lots of fun-filled activities, live music, food and more.

Among the highlights is the Autumn Flower Show showcasing spectacular prize-winning autumnal blooms and floral art displays as well as a display of giant seasonal vegetables.

A variety of food and craft stalls will be selling arty delights and local produce.

Pop into the Sustainable Living Emporium to learn more about sustainable fashion and lifestyle choices.

There will be plenty of free family-friendly activities to enjoy throughout the two days including bouncy castles, balloon modelling, facepainting, autumn themed arts and crafts, sports games, bubble bike, walkabout acts and pumpkin carving.

There will also be a funfair zone that will include Tea Cups and Safari Train rides and a Bungee Trampoline.

Autumn Flower Show

The City of Belfast Autumn Show is organised by us in partnership with:

  • Federation of Women’s Institutes of Northern Ireland
  • Irish Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society
  • Northern Ireland Bonsai Society
  • Northern Ireland Group of Flower Arrangement Societies
  • Belfast and District Beekeepers’ Association
  • North of Ireland Dahlia Society
  • Rose Society of Northern Ireland

Our Autumn Fair schedule includes a parks class, schools’ class, community garden class, vegetable class and fruit class.

Among the colourful displays featured will be bonsai trees, dahlias, gladioli, begonias, floribunda as well as floral art.

Registration for exhibitors

If you want to enter an exhibit in our Autumn Flower Show, you need to complete a form to register as an exhibitor.

For more information, to request a form to exhibition or to get a copy of the Autumn Fair, email

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