Major events in the UK this autumn – Part 2

Music festivals are by far the most popular ones but this doesn’t mean Britain has nothing else in store for us in terms of outdoor entertainment events. Let’s find out what interesting things are going on this autumn in the UK.

The Goose Fair 2017

The Goose Fair will take place at the Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th of October. People come at this fair from all over the country but residents enjoy it the most. There will be 500 attractions, both thrilling and family friendly rides. What can you expect to find here? Well, they come with roller coasters that make your heart skip a beat, water rides, Waltzers, Twists, Giant Wheels and more.

On Wednesday, the fair starts at 5.30 pm, but on the other days you will be able to enter as early as 12 pm on Thursday, 11 am on Friday and Saturday, and 1 pm on Sunday. The fair closes at 11 pm on all days except for Friday when it closes half an hour late and Sunday when the fun is over 2 hours earlier.

The Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival 2017

The festival will take place at the Nottingham castle on Friar Lane, Nottingham, from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th of October 2017. Visitors will be able to try over 1,000 different real ales and 200 ciders. There will of course be live entertainment on the Victorian Bandstand.

On Wednesday, the festival starts at 5.30 pm while on the other days it’s open since 11 am. The closing time is 11 pm on all days. There is a fee you must pay in order to enter:
– Wednesday evening: £10.80
– Thursday: £16.20
– Weekend: £21.60 (£10.80 on Saturday after 7.30 pm).
You can buy the tickets at the Nottingham Tourism Centre starting on June 1st 2017. You will receive a commemorative glass and 10 beer tokens. You can give those back and you’ll get a refund of £2.50 for the glass and 50p for each token.

The Diwali Celebrations in Leicester

This lights festival will take place from October 8th to October 22nd. For those who are not familiar with Indian culture, Diwali is India’s biggest holiday of the year. It’s a Hindu celebration that takes place every year in autumns in the northern hemisphere or spring in the southern hemisphere. The Leicester Diwali celebrations are the biggest outside of India. There will be music, lights, fireworks and Bollywood dances, briefly a truly one of a kind experience.