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Goose Fair 2014: 1 - 5 October

Nottingham Goose Fair returns from Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 October 2014 to thrill and delight city residents and visitors.


Forest Recreation Ground, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham. NG7 6HB


Wednesday 1 October - 5.30pm - 11pm
Thursday 2 October - 12noon - 11pm - Official Opening by the Big Wheel at 12noon prompt
Friday 3 October - 11am - 11.30pm
Saturday 4 October - 11am - 11pm
Sunday 5 October - 1pm - 9pm


1 - 5 October


With more than 700 years of history, Nottingham Goose Fair is one of Europe's most famous travelling fairs, and is still a fantastic event that delights all ages.

In 2014 the Forest Recreation Ground will once again host over 500 attractions, from the latest white knuckle experiences, family rides and the old favourites including waltzers, carousels and Hook-a-Duck.

For thrill-seekers there are normally around 100 adult rides and exhibitions.  Last year alongside the spectacular AtmosFear and thrilling Air there was the Touchdown, Magic Mouse, Sizzler Twist, Vertical Limit, and Chaos as well as Dodgems, Waltzers, Ghost trains, Matterhorns, Giant wheels, Mouse coasters and Funhouses. For the traditionalists there are Gallopers (carousels), Chairs and the Cake Walk. Numerous games of skill are on offer to, including darts, hook a ducks, hooplas and cranes (grabbers) .

Food is always a highlight at the Fair. Along with the traditional Goose Fair food of mushy peas and mint sauce, candy floss and brandy snaps, visitors will be able to eat their way around the world with chestnuts and doughnuts to food from the Caribbean, Chinese noodles, Indian kebabs, Spanish churros, paella and French crepes.

Come along in 2014 and experience the dazzling array of sights and sounds!

Previous Highlights

In 2013 'Air' the UK's ultimate thrill ride was on show at the Fair for the first time. 'Air' is one of only 3 such rides operating in the world. It cost £2 million to build and took three years from conception to delivery. Air swings, spins and loops 30 riders 32m over the fairground. The ride features a state of the art computer system which when coupled with the seats looping at random produces a ride that is unique on every occasion.

'AtmosFear' made its second appearance at Goose Fair in 2013. It moves passengers through 360 degrees in all three dimensions. The arm of the ride rotates high in the sky with the end of the arm also rotating along with the passenger seats. The ride is about 23 metres high at the top of the swing to increase the scare factor!

As always, admission to the ground is FREE!

Ride Charges

In 2013 most rides cost between £1.50 - £4.00. The majority were charged at £2.00. Specialised rides charged between £2.50, £4.00 and £6.00. Children's rides were around £1.00 - £2.00. On offer on this page are £2's worth of self-print 50p vouchers. Only one voucher can be used per person per ride - see download link at the base of this article.

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