30th September - 9th October

Nottingham’s world famous Goose Fair will return to the Forest Recreation Ground as a special ten-day event for the first time in its long history, running from Friday 30 September to Sunday 9 October.

After two years away due to the Covid pandemic, this year’s Goose Fair will bring all the fun of the fair back to the city for an extended period.

What to Expect

With over 250 rides and attractions with thrills aplenty for all ages, the fair is one of the largest travelling fun fairs in Europe. New rides to Goose Fair include the ‘Void Extreme’ as well as lots of returning favourites such as ‘Ice Jet Matterhorn,’ ‘Star Flyer’ and two ‘Giant wheels’ giving panoramic views across the fair and the city beyond. All the Goose Fair classics will also be in attendance such as ‘Gallopers’ and the ‘Cake Walk’ – the only ride still operating that featured when the fair was still held in Old Market Square – plus of course lots of side-show games such as Hook-a-duck.

Food is always a highlight at the fair and along with the traditional fairground favourites of mushy peas, Grantham gingerbread and Cock-on-a-Stick, visitors will be able to eat their way around the world with a diverse range of food from Spanish Churros, handmade Italian pizza, Mexican tacos, Nigerian fried plantain and Hawaiian Poke bowls, to name but a few.

Entry is free, but rides are chargeable. 

How to Reach Goose Fair by Bus

Our frequent Brown, Lime, Yellow and Purple Line buses all stop alongside Goose Fair at the Forest Recreation Ground stop. In the City Centre, catch these buses on Parliament Street or on Milton Street. 

Our £7 Grouprider ticket is available all day, every day for Goose Fair and covers up to 5 people (min 1 adult, max 2 adults).

Travel cashless by paying with contactless. When you board, ask the driver for a Grouprider ticket and place your card/device on the reader when prompted to.

You can also buy a Grouprider on the NCTX Buses app or with cash (exact fare) on the bus.

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