The Goose Fair is one of Europe’s largest travelling fairs and is one of Nottingham’s oldest traditions, dating back more than 700 years.
Legend has it that it that Goose Fair got its name from hundreds of geese that 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. The annual travelling fair return to Nottingham every year in October, with over 500 family attractions, from all-time classics to new white-knuckle experiences. There is always something for everyone to enjoy.
Please note that Nottingham's Goose Fair 2021 has been cancelled.