It’s a fantastic weekend for festivals in Nottinghamshire, whether you’re looking to sample some of the finest beers in the country, see boundary pushing, innovative dance or get scared witless watching horror films.

Before we get stuck in to our top five things to do this weekend, a special mention goes out to some other intriguing events which caught our eye. To celebrate Earth Science Week, the British Geological Survey is throwing open its doors to the public for a free, fun-filled day of hands-on activities, talks, exhibitions and tours. Spend an evening deep in the forest gazing at the stars at Sherwood Pine’s Astronomy Star Party, or turn back the clock at  Vintage Times at the Museum of Timekeeping near Newark.

Don't forget to have a look at our What’s On pages and Things to Do section for lots more ways to spend your weekend! We love to see and hear what you have been up to in Nottinghamshire so don’t forget you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival

Robin Hood Beer and cider festival


Wednesday 9 - Saturday 12 October | Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

The beer festival with the largest selection of real ales in the world returns to Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, complete with the two outdoor areas which made last year’s festival such a success. Once again there will be brewery bars, live music and international street food vendors in the Backstage Beer Garden and Bolero Square. Alongside the cask ale there’ll also be a wide selection of rare, craft style keykeg beers for those on the lookout for something a little out of the ordinary, plus a range of gin and rum to try too.

Find out more.


Mayhem Film Festival

Mayhem Film Festival Logo

Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 October | Broadway Cinema

If the dark evenings have you craving a hit of horror or you’re a fan of creature features and sci-fi cinema, the Mayhem Film Festival at the brilliant independent cinema Broadway is the place to get your fix this weekend. Now in its 15th year, Mayhem showcases the best features and short films, with premieres, previews, special guests and midnight screenings.

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Comedy

Austentaticous at Notingham Playhouse

Various Venues

It’s a great weekend for comedy in the city with loads of shows to choose from. Limited tickets remain to see Jonathan Pie – the disgruntled news reporter who’s viral video’s berating those in power have been seen around the world – on Friday night at the Royal Concert Hall, so snap them up soon. Over at Nottingham Playhouse on Friday night, Mock the Week regular Andy Parsons will be Healing the Nation  through topical comedy.

For the rest of the weekend at Nottingham Playhouse it’s all about improv, with local heroes MissImp presenting The Vox Pops – an improvised sketch show where performers share true stories from their life based on audience suggestions – on Saturday. The following evening fringe festival hit Austentatious is coming to town – a remarkable regency period treat where performers create a new ‘lost’ Jane Austen masterpiece live on stage based solely on a suggestion from an audience member.  

Elsewhere this weekend you’ll find a range of talented comedians taking to the stage at Metronome on Saturday for Just the Tonic Comedy Club -  Nottingham’s weekly comedy night “consistently boasting the most interesting line ups in the country”.


Newark Air Museum Indoor Aeroboot Aviation & Avionics Sale

Newark Air Museum Indoor Aeroboot Aviation and Avionic Sale

Saturday 12 October | Newark Air Museum

On Saturday the ever-popular Aeroboot Aviation & Avionics Sale returns to Newark Air Museum - a delight for aviation collectors. Hunt down hidden gems in the jumble sale, from books, paintings, prints and DVDs to plastic kits, die-cast models, clothing, radio equipment and aircraft parts. With discounted entry at just £4.50 per person, it’s a great opportunity to explore the museum’s diverse collection of treasured flying machines, which features more than 74 aircraft and cockpit sections.

Find out more.


Nottdance 2019

Nottdance 2019


Wednesday 9 - Sunday 13 October 2019 | Various venues

Dance4 present a fabulous five-day festival of choreography and dance, where Nottingham will host 28 artists and companies for a huge variety of contemporary dance performances at venues around the city. This forward-thinking festival explores current practices and thinking from local, national and international artists, bringing five days full of questions, ideas, challenges and dancing.

Find out more.


This blog was written by Claire Jones, Marketing Assistant at Visit Nottinghamshire.

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