This is where I'm going tonight and I can't wait! The Nottingham Goose Fair is an annual fair held in Nottingham, UK, during the first week of October. It is largely provided by travelling fair people. The fair dates back more than 700 years and was once said to be Europe's biggest. The consensus among historians is that the fair probably started just after 1284, when the Charter of King Edward I referred to city fairs in Nottingham. The Goose Fair was cancelled due to the bubonic plague in 1646 and again during the two World Wars in the 20th century. Until 1928 it was held in Old Market Square in Nottingham city centre, but it was moved because of redevelopment of the area. It is now held at the Forest Recreation Ground.