Get giddy at the Nottingham Goose Fair

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Goose Fair is one of Europe’s largest travelling fairs and is one of Nottingham’s oldest traditions, dating back more than 700 years.

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Legend has it that it that Goose Fair got its name from the hundreds of geese, which were at one time driven from Lincolnshire and Norfolk to be sold in Nottingham.

Up until 1927 the fair was held at Old Market Square, before being moved to its current location at the Forest Recreation Ground.

Expect to see the annual travelling fair return to Nottingham every year in October. Today, this family favourite offers over 500 attractions, from all-time classics to new white-knuckle experiences. There is always something for everyone to enjoy.

Whilst here, don’t forget to treat yourself to the fair’s popular mushy peas.

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