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 Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and use #lovenotts to keep in touch!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?