Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 6th – 8th October


Another fantastic weekend is on the horizon, with plenty of great things happening in Nottinghamshire to keep you entertained. Ditch the ironing, don your big coat and go explore our fabulous county!

We have complied some of our favourite events below, but make sure you check out our What’s On page for more events. If you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, don’t forget to share the love on our TwitterFacebook or Instagram and use #lovenotts to keep in touch!

Hockley Hustle 2017

Multiple venues throughout Hockley
Sunday 8th October

Hockley Hustle is one of the annual highlights of the Nottingham cultural scene, demonstrating the wealth of talent and passion within the local creative industries. 30 venues throughout the Creative Quarter of Hockley will host live music by over 300 artists, all raising money for 6 local charities. Expect street food, parades, some fantastic musical talent and a merry festival atmosphere.

Goose Fair

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The Forest Recreation Ground
Wednesday 4th – Sunday 8th October 2017

We really can’t miss Goose Fair off the list this weekend – an annual event that Nottingham natives have held in their hearts for around 700 years. This biggest travelling fair in Europe is the perfect way to welcome the autumn. We suggest some hot mushy peas and mint sauce to warm you up, but only after whizzing around on one of the dazzling rides. For those who are interested in the history of the fair, from the days when actual geese were invited, you can check out a photography exhibition in the Market Square chronicling the lifespan of this locally loved affair. Click here for more details.

Playground Festival

playgroundNottingham Playhouse
Monday 2nd – Saturday 7th October 2017

This week Nottingham Playhouse present a brand new festival for Nottingham, showcasing the works of artists, makers and theatre companies. The weekend sees Vulva La Revolution celebrate women of Nottinghamshire throughout times gone past in a cheeky adults-only frolic, while Saturday’s Celluloid Souls explores our obsession with the cinema in a mix of performance and pre-recorded film. With a new performance each day, don’t forget to check out the full line up here!

Hawk Walks through Sherwood Forest

Hawk Walk Sherwood
Sherwood Hideaway

Sundays 11.30am

Despite the cold slowly setting in, autumn is a lovely season to explore outdoors as the colours change and the natural world gets ready for hibernation. Luckily, Nottingham has dozens of wild beauty spots, but where better to explore than the pine and birch trees of Sherwood Forest? This weekend you can meet falconry expert Simon Stacey to discover more about birds of prey, learn to fly Harris hawks, and witness the beauty of these majestic birds.

Ghost Tours

Bolsover Castle
7th Oct / 3rd Nov / 18th Nov
Tours at 6pm, 8pm & 10.30pm

Kicking of a season of brilliantly spooky events, Bolsover Castle presents a historical tour of the deadly deeds to befall this medieval estate. History has no doubt been made within the walls of this classic 17th century fortress, of which a mere glance will spur the imagination back to dangerous, dark days of the Middle Ages. But what terrible deeds really happened here, and what has not yet left?


Posted on 02 October 2017
Featured author: Sophie

Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

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