Lovers of crispness, attractions galore, thrills, pipe shots, rides, candy floss and other delicacies, will meet this summer once again for the inevitable Foire du Midi. This is already the 139th edition! From 15h to 1h in the morning, between the Porte d’Anderlecht and the Porte de Hal, the whole district is transformed into a real amusement park. For more than a month, find 130 attractions, from the most classic to the most sensational: wooden horses, rifle shooting, ghost train, bumper cars or roller coasters, there is for all tastes, for all ages and all desires!
The official opening of the Foire du Midi, with elected municipal officials, will take place on Saturday, July 14th. That day, Manneken-Pis will wear the famous costume of Pierrot, the emblem of the fairgrounds.
The inaugural parade will start at the Anderlecht Gate at 15:00. The atmosphere will be at the party with the presence, among others, of artists, waders, musicians and Miss Brussels candidates. The musical entertainment will be provided by the Brass Band and the Harmony of the Police Corps of Brussels. For nearly two hours, the parade will cross the Fairground, taking a few breaks in different places, especially in front of the Ferris wheel. During this walk on the Fairground will be held the tribute ceremony to the fairgrounds died for the homeland during the two world wars.
A wreath of flowers will be deposited at the foot of the statue of Pierrot, located square Aviation. This work of the sculptor Voets was built in 1924 in honor of travelers (fairground, circus people, etc.) who died defending our country.
A tribute will also be paid to Denis Delforge, who tragically died this year during the dismantling of the Mons Fair.
Godmother of the Fair: TYPH BARROW
For the first time in its existence, the Foire du Midi welcomes a Godmother and it’s the singer Typh Barrow.
Born in Brussels, star of soul for some, she is an artist who perfectly embodies the meanders of the Belgian and Brussels identity. Her kindness at The Voice, her skin-deep sensibility, her talent and determination (she started piano lessons at age 5) make her the ideal new generation ambassador. She was propose to be the first godmother of the Fair because she embodies this generations’ juggling with emotions and power, the modern and the experience.
The Foire du Midi is held from Saturday, July 13 to Sunday, August 18, every day from 15h to 1h, weekends and evenings of public holidays from 15h to 2h.
Two discounted days are scheduled for Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18. It will be possible to enjoy attractions at reduced prices. These reductions will go up to 20% and 40% less!
Many showmen offer visitors to the Fair discount coupons for their attraction. These vouchers can be printed at
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