Nottingham is a city bursting with year-round events and activities for everyone to enjoy, whatever the season: fairgrounds, foreign markets, festivals, outstanding fireworks displays, cultural celebrations and music events.
Fairs and festivals
Goose Fair is the largest travelling fair in Europe with over 700 years of history. The five-day event comes to town every October and features over 500 fairground attractions, stalls and side shows.
The Riverside Festival takes place in August each year, and is a vibrant programme of live music, performance, arts, fairground attractions and craft and food stalls, and is famed for its spectacular fireworks display.
Robin Hood Beer Festival
Renowned for offering the world’s largest selection of real ales, the Robin Hood Beer Festival is held every October in the grounds of Nottingham Castle.
Robin Hood Pageant
Every October Nottingham Castle plays host to the Robin Hood Pageant which features live jousting, a medieval village and ale house, craft stalls, living history demonstrations, falconry, and musicians.
"The Vintage Fair travels around the country and comes to Nottingham a few times a year. It’s only £1 to get in and there are loads of different stalls selling a huge variety of vintage clothes, shoes and accessories at affordable prices. There’s even a tearoom which sells lots of lovely cupcakes."
Sophie Gelsthorpe-Hill, BA Modern Language Studies