Things to do this weekend, 4th-6th October
We are now into October and the year seems to be passing by quicker and quicker every time we check our calendars! Some of you may be concerned that the weather is turning, and Christmas is beginning to knock at the proverbial door. However, despite the seasons changing, the number of exciting events happening in Nottinghamshire remains consistently high with some fantastic attractions and events hogging the lime light this autumn! For now let’s glance at the immediate future and see what is in store for us this coming weekend!
Goose Fair – Forest Recreation Ground
It is the 719th incarnation of Nottingham’s legendary Goose Fair and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! With new thrill ride ‘Air’ visiting for the first time, along with over 500 other individual attractions, you can’t fail but to be entertained at one of Europe’s largest travelling fairs! There are around 100 rides for thrill-seekers such as Air, AtmosFear and Touchdown to name a few, as well as entertainment for those who prefer a gentler ride. Of course Goose Fair would not be the same without its infamous mushy peas and mint sauce, so for the ‘foodies’ among you, be sure to grab them while they’re hot to warm the senses this autumnal weekend!
Admission to the Forest Recreation Ground is FREE with most rides costing around £1 – £3 per go. So whether you’re an experienced Goose Fair attendee or you’re new to the event, make your way down this weekend for all the fun of the fair and an experience unique to Nottingham!
Frankenstein: A Victorian Prometheus – Newstead Abbey
Indoor winter theatre season is now upon us and Newstead Abbey have a chilling horror story to present to you this weekend with Frankenstein: A Victorian Prometheus on the evening of Saturday 5th October from 6.30pm. The story is a nineteenth century twist on the original novel. In an era where belief in religion in London has subsided, this makes way for a new belief; science. With this new idea taking hold of the population, Lord Ruthven decides to experiment with soul transplantation to reanimate a friend from the grave. With Newstead being a gothic location, where better to view this brilliant twist on a classic horror story!
An Evening with Campbell Bass – Hart’s Hotel
Hart’s award winning restaurant plays host to Campbell Bass, a unique performer who sings from the ‘Great American Song Book’. If you enjoy the music of legendary artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole then an evening in Campbell’s company is right up your street. His performances are known for engrossing the audience right from the off. So book a table at Hart’s this Sunday night, 6th October, enjoy some high quality food and drink, sit back and relax to the easy listening music that Campbell has in his locker.
On Sunday 6th October, Sheriffs from past and present representing various historic cities and towns from England and Wales are gathering right here in Nottingham. The gathering is part of the National Sheriffs Conference between 4th – 6th October and will see a grand procession on Sunday, making its way from the Council House in the Old Market Square to St Mary’s Church in the Lace Market. Anyone will be able to come along and watch the procession, which is due to depart the Council House at 10am. The Sheriff of Nottingham will naturally be in attendance along with Councilor Ian Malcolm, a ceremonial band and Robin Hood!
Miniature Traction Engine Rally – Great Central Railway, Ruddington
The Miniature Traction Engine Rally is back by popular demand as a selection of traction engines gather together at the Great Central Railway in Ruddington. Most of the engines and vehicles in attendance will be in steam and operational to show what they can do in all their glory. So head over on either the 5th or the 6th to catch a bit of history in action! The miniature railway and full size railway will also be in operation over the course of the weekend so there is plenty to see and do. And with Rushcliffe Country Park right on the doorstep, a perfect family day out!