Key to the City™, Nottingham.
Free Major Event: Inner City (The Forest)

Tick 9.2

Goose Fair

Friday 30 September 2022 - Sunday 9 October 2022
Goose Fair, Nottingham
Goose Fair, Nottingham

With more than 700 years of history, Nottingham Goose Fair is one of Europe's most famous travelling fairs, and is still a fantastic event that delights all ages. The Forest Recreation Ground will once again host over 500 attractions, from the latest white knuckle experiences, family rides and the old favourites.

Rides including waltzers, carousels and for thrill-seekers there will be around 100 adult rides and exhibitions.

Food is always a highlight at the Fair. Along with the traditional Goose Fair food of mushy peas and mint sauce, candy floss and brandy snaps, visitors will be able to eat their way around the world with chestnuts and doughnuts to food from the Caribbean, Chinese noodles, Indian kebabs, Spanish churros, paella and French crepes.

The Goose Fair use to be held on Market Square in the city centre but was moved to the Forest Recreation Ground in 1928 because of the redevelopment of the area.

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Event Times:

Wednesday 5.30pm-11pm, Thursday 12noon-11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 1pm-9pm. Entry is free to the site with most rides costing between £1.50 and £4.


Advance tickets are not required.


Forest Recreation Ground • Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham. NG7 6ND


Forest Recreation Ground is located north of the city centre between Forest Road East and Gregory Boulevard.

Getting There:

NET The Forest NET tram stop: Two minutes walk.


Limited On-site Parking Available - Payment Required.

Goose Fair 2014 by Ronald Ellis.

Forest Recreation Ground, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham. NG7 6ND

Last Updated Monday 2 May 2022

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