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Day 277 - Goose Fair

  • Posted Oct. 3, 2008 by Gillian Viewed 1645 times

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Goose Fair dates back 700 years and is held in Nottingham on the first weekend in October. Despite its name it has nothing to do with geese but originally was a Goods Fair held for people to stock up before winter. Over the years it has gradually changed and now it is Europe's largest travelling fair and has 500 attractions, from the latest white knuckle rides to old favourites such as, carousels and Hook-a-Duck.

During our visit it was extremely noisy, with competing music coming from each ride, and extremely busy. Not really my idea of fun but since we were in Nottingham at the same time we had to go just to say we had been!

Allegedly the largest travelling ferris wheel.

The traditional food to have is chips and mushy peas with mint sauce - sounds awful but is in fact delicious!

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    • # Tom

      Not sure about that mint sauce :( Wonderful set and nice reportage

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    • # **Wendy**

      Never even heard of this. What is the irony that you post a fair when my local town is hosting its annual fair. I like this set and the ones with the ferris wheel are so good.

      2008.10.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Oldbabe

      #2 is just so excellent!

      Reminds me of when my sister and I were in Ireland and she saw chips and peas on the menu (mind you, what you call chips we call french fries, I think) and she couldn't believe the two would go together so she asked the waitress what chips and peas were. The waitress started out with, "peas are little round green things...". That was 10 years ago and we still laugh about it!

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