Nottingham Goose fair returning in 2022

Nottingham Goose Fair

Nottingham Goose Fair is returning this year with an extended 10-day event following a two-year COVID-19 hiatus.

The fair will run between 30 September and 9 October, marking its first appearance since 2019.

Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Showman’s Guild chairman William Percival was quoted by ITV News regarding the extended run.

He said: “The showmen have agreed for Goose Fair for this year to be a ten-day fair mainly to spread the people out, offering them more days to come, as we are hoping there will be a lot of people.”

Nottingham Goose Fair received its first royal charter in 1284, making it one of the longest-surviving fairs in the British Isles.

In 1766, a riot broke out over the sale of cheese. Disturbances lasted for several days amidst food shortages at the time.

The fair generally runs for five days, with the 2022 extended duration of 10 days being a temporary agreement with the local authorities.