Nottinghamshire’s autumn festivities and cultural celebrations

Date Posted: 14/08/2012

If you’re planning a group trip to Nottinghamshire this autumn, make time to visit one of a host of cultural celebrations and festivals taking place this season.

With something for all age groups and special interest parties, highlights include World Event Young Artists, bringing 1,000 young artists from around the globe to Nottingham; and the D.H. Lawrence Festival, celebrating one of the county’s literary legends.

Major festivals and cultural celebrations include:

  • Nottingham Comedy Festival, 21st to 30th September: Celebrating all types of comedy, the line-up for this year’s festival includes Alan Davies, Al Murray, and Patrick Monahan.
  • Goose Fair, 3rd to 7th October: Running for over 700 years, the Goose Fair is one of Europe’s largest travelling fairs and group visitors can enjoy over 500 attractions throughout the week.
  • Robin Hood Beer Festival, 11th to 13th October: The beer festival boasting the world’s largest selection of real ales, ciders and perries will once again take place in the grounds of Nottingham Castle.
  • Robin Hood Pageant, 28th and 29th October: The Robin Hood Pageant returns to Nottingham Castle with thousands expected to come and celebrate the county’s most famous outlaw, Robin Hood. The castle grounds will be transformed into a medieval village with jousting, archery and medieval sports, while children can try their hands at medieval crafts, watch falconry and practice wood carving.
  • Mayhem Horror Festival, 31st October to 4th November: From all-time horror classics to new releases, Mayhem Horror Festival celebrates the best of the horror genre, featuring advance screenings, special events and interactive sessions.

Group travel organisers can find further information and advice on planning a group trip to Nottinghamshire via the Experience Nottinghamshire website.

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