Things to do this weekend, 2nd October – 4th October 2015

Goose Fair rides

We’ve had a busy summer here in Nottinghamshire, filled with a real feast of excitement and entertainment. There’s certainly no reason to be sad now that autumn’s arrived, however – as we leap headfirst into October, a month when Nottingham becomes the UK’s Festival City. We’re squeezing in as many festivities into the next 31 days as physically possible – so without any further ado, let’s jump right into some of the highlights of our first weekend of October action. Stay up to date with all that’s happening in Nottingham this October by following us on Twitter and Facebook.


Goose Fair at Forest Recreation Ground

It’s one of the world’s most famous travelling fairs, and always a highlight of the year here in Nottinghamshire. Goose Fair returns to Forest Recreation Ground this week, bringing with it all of the thrills, games, and carnival colour that has been charming visitors for generations.

Spread across five action packed days, and bringing more than 500 attractions to Nottingham, Goose Fair is bigger and better than it’s ever been, in its illustrious 700 year history.

For more info see here


Spiegel Tent at Old Market Square

Coming to Old Market Square for the first time, we’re delighted to welcome the charming Spiegel Tent, which will be bringing a healthy dose of old-time charm to the October celebrations, and hosting a wide variety of exciting events.

From comedy evenings to Victorian musical singalongs, this stunning tent – which has seen Marlene Dietrich perform in it, and was loved by Marilyn Monroe – is the perfect venue to see something special, and it has over 100 years of history to its name.

For more info see here


1984 at Theatre Royal

It’s ballet, but not as you know it. See Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece come to life in the form of dance, during this ambitious production at the Theatre Royale – which celebrated its 150th anniversary last week.

Running from Tuesday until Saturday, you’ll have to get in quick to enjoy this unique reinterpretation of one of the world’s most influential pieces of fiction.

For more info see here


Pop Up Oktoberfest at Huntingdon Street

We couldn’t have an October of festivals without swigging from German Steins, chomping on juicy bratwursts, and dancing to the music of traditional oompah bands. Oktoberfest is celebrated all over the world, and Nottingham won’t be missing out, with beer and Bavarian partying filling a unique pop up venue this week.

This will be the first of two Oktoberfests, with the second occurring later in the month. We’re also running a competition (which closes on Thursday the 1st) to win a free table for eight – enter now!

For more info see here

Posted on 28 September 2015
Featured author: Alistair

Originally from Preston - but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

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