In ten days no fewer than 450,000 visitors came to Park Hilaria in Eindhoven.
On the eighteenth edition of the fair, from 2 to 11 August, on the Kennedylaan, there were various new attractions. These included names such as the Devil Rock, and for the first time there was collaboration between Museum by the City and Park Hilaria. Through this collaboration, various attractions were created that were all about the present, past and future of transport. In addition, music lovers in the Biergarten could listen to music by schlager singer Thorsten von Lippe Biesterveld.
Project leader Mariola Scheepstra is therefore very pleased with this edition: “We are very happy and proud that together with all operators, volunteers, crew, first aid and security officers we have once again had such a great party.”
Missed thousands of euros
For operator Gilbert de Poorter of shooting tent Special Forces, Park Hilaria 2019 has become a funfair to forget. The police have confiscated their air pressure guns because they seemed “too real” and the operator missed out on thousands of euros. This while, according to Frank Vale from BOVAK, the National Association of Fairground Business Holders, the Rotterdam police still checked and approved the weapons four years ago. Police officers in Weert also did a shooting competition at the stand last year.
Vale has therefore called in a lawyer.
Park Hilaria 2020
Hilaria Park will take place next year from 31 July to 9 August.