Visitors to Nottingham’s annual Goose Fair can get money-saving vouchers for a wide range of rides and attractions from www.octoberinnottingham.co.uk.
The vouchers, worth £25, can be downloaded from Monday 2 October.
One of the highlights of Nottingham’s calendar, the world-famous fair will take place from Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 October on its usual site at the Forest Recreation Ground. Attractions will include traditional and world food stalls, the latest white knuckle experiences, family rides and classic favourites. The fair will be officially opened on Thursday 5 October at 12 noon by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Michael Edwards.
Entry to the fair, as always, is free. The opening times are Wednesday 5.30pm to 11pm, Thursday 12 noon to 11pm, Friday 11am to 11.30pm, Saturday 11am to 11pm and Sunday 1pm to 9pm. There will be extra trams and buses to The Forest, with discount group travel tickets available. More information is available at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/goosefair.
Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, said: “One of the largest travelling fairs in Europe, with over 700 years of history, Goose Fair has a special place in the life of our city and we are very proud of this great tradition. Families can save money with the discount vouchers for participating rides by downloading them. With over 500 amazing attractions, we are expecting hundreds of thousands of people to turn up over the five days of the fair, so let’s hope for some good weather.”
A free exhibition about the history of Goose Fair will be on show in the Old Market Square from Friday (29 September) to Sunday 8 October.
Goose Fair is part of the Nottingham October festival, a series of events in the city this autumn including The Magnificent Spiegeltent in the Old Market Square, the Beer & Curry Weekend, the Robin Hood Pageant, Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night. Information and tickets are available from www.octoberinnottingham.co.uk. More than half a million people attended last year’s festival adding nearly £4 million to Nottingham’s economy.