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Pictures: Amazing aerial images show Goose Fair 2023 from the skies

15 pictures taken from a hot air balloon as Goose Fair 2023 gets underway in Nottingham.

Half a million visitors from across the region are expected to attend the extended ten-day event.

With more than 250 rides and attractions and thrills aplenty for all ages, Goose Fair is one of the largest travelling funfairs in Europe and has been staged annually in Nottingham since at least 1284.

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New rides this year include the TipTop and Xcelerator, as well as lots of returning favourites such as Reverse Bungee, Ice Jet Matterhorn, Star Flyer, and two giant wheels giving panoramic views across the fair and the city beyond.

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All the Goose Fair classics will also be in attendance such as The Skid, Gallopers and the Cake Walk – the only ride still operating that featured when the fair was held at Old Market Square – plus lots of side-show games such as hook-a-duck and basketball.

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Food is always a highlight at the fair and along with the traditional fairground favourites of mushy peas, Grantham gingerbread and Cock-on-a-Stick, visitors will be able to eat their way around the world with a diverse range of food from Greek and Caribbean to Panjabi cuisines.

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Opening Times

Sunday 1 October 12:00 – 21:00
Monday 2 October 16:00 – 22:30
Tuesday 3 October 16:00 – 22:30
Wednesday 4 October 16:00 – 22:30
Thursday 5 October 16:00 – 23:00
Friday 6 October 16:00 – 23:30
Saturday 7 October 12:00 – 23:30
Sunday 8 October 12:00 – 21:00

 

Special thanks to Nottingham and Derby Hot Air Balloon Club for the images.
The hot air balloon club is currently looking to expand and recruit some more members. No previous experience is necessary although it is essential to be a car driver.
Further information about club membership can be obtained by phoning 0115 854 1028.
The club is also always interested to hear from any local firms that might be interested in sponsoring a banner to be flown on one of the club’s balloons.

Follow the club at their Facebook Page here 

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Thanks to Nottingham and Derby Hot Air Balloon Club for the images.
The hot air balloon club is currently looking to expand and recruit some more members. No previous experience is necessary although it is essential to be a car driver.
Further information about club membership can be obtained by phoning 0115 854 1028.
The club is also always interested to hear from any local firms that might be interested in sponsoring a banner to be flown on one of the club’s balloons.

Follow the club at their Facebook Page here 

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