Nottingham Christmas Market

If you want to experience the best of the Christmas markets in Nottinghamshire, you will definitely want to visit Nottingham Christmas Market. Known locally as Nottingham Winter Wonderland, it’s one of the most popular winter events in the region, and many are excited for its return in 2023.

Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland is a traditional German-style market with all the wonderful Christmas food, mulled wine, handmade gifts and decorations that you would expect to see in a German Christmas market.

The traditional chalets combine well with the less traditional events and activities that are put on by the city. You can choose from family-friendly rides and attractions or meet friends for a drink at one of the winter bars.

Opening times*

Winter Wonderland will be open from 11am on weekdays (10am weekends) until 5.30pm. Some attractions will be open later. It will be open every day until December 31, except Christmas day.

Gift stalls will be open until 5.30pm but the food and drink outlets will be open during the evening. The last booking slot for the ice rink is 9.45pm Monday to Thursday and Sunday and 10pm Friday and Saturday. On Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve bookings will close at the early time of 6.45pm.

The big wheel is also open until late except on those dates. The bars will stay open until 11pm.

*times subject to change

The Newark Garden Show

Showcasing the best of gardening, food and drink, crafts and outside pursuits in all its glory. No other event in Newark presents a more compelling opportunity to sell, demonstrate or activate your product or service to a large dedicated audience of gardeners, foodies, families as well as thousands of people who would not normally attend an event.

Opening times*
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am - 5:00pm

*times subject to change

The Gin to my Tonic Festival - Nottingham

Our aim is simple – to celebrate and raise awareness of fabulous craft gins, spirits and distillers, introduce you to new gins, rums and vodkas you may not have discovered before, and let you enjoy tasting samples as part of your tickets from an array on onsite craft distillers all excited to meet with you. Sampling is all part of the fun, and we are proud to be regarded as the ‘festival of choice’ for the craft gin industry.

We have extensively stocked bars with hundreds of different craft gins and spirits to tantalise you with. Whilst gin is proudly showcased on our menus, we now offer so much more than just gin with rum, vodka, tequila, cocktails, prosecco and even beer now on offer! The festival is enriched further by fabulous LIVE music and entertainment guaranteed to lift your spirits.

Session times*
Saturday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm / 6:30pm - 10:30pm

*session times subject to change

Kelmarsh Show

The Kelmarsh Show arrives this Easter Bank Holiday and welcomes a fantastic line-up that the whole family will just love! From live arena entertainment, awe-inspiring demonstrations and performances, lots of live music, fabulous food and drink, as well as hundreds of top-quality exhibition stands selling all kinds of countryside goods and products, you really will be spoilt for choice.

Opening times*
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

*times subject to changes

Jap Show

A car show where it doesn’t matter whether you drive a modified Nissan Micra or a performance race-spec Evo, ride a GSXR or a Yamaha R1, all Japanese cars and bikes are welcome at JapShow. Whether you like the relaxed pace of the Show Paddock, car displays and trade area, or prefer the faster side of life with public Run What Ya Brung open to all Japanese cars and bikes. Whatever you like about the scene, there is something for everyone.

Over 200,000 motor-sport fans attend Santa Pod Raceway every year. A trade site is a perfect way to sell or promote your products to a captive audience of all backgrounds.

Opening Times*
Sunday: gates open at 8:00am

*times subject to change

All About Dogs Show - Newark

Bring your dog to the Newark & Notts County Showground, Newark on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2023 for a weekend packed with exciting arena displays, expert advice, shopping and lots of have-a-go activities – and if you don’t have a dog, there’s plenty of fun for humans too!

Two shows for the price of one: Your ticket to the All About Dogs Show Newark will also give you access to the Newark Garden Show on the same day of entry!

Opening times*
Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am - 5:00pm

*times subject to change

Midland Counties Show

The Midland Counties Show has become one of the most prestigious shows in the Showing Calendar. The provision of permanent surfaces and the facility of indoor arenas, stabling, hard parking, and providing sufficient space, ensures that the show will go ahead whatever the weather.

Most of all since 1993 Midland Counties Show has donated over Fifty Thousand Pounds to Katharine House Hospice We thank all our kind Sponsors, and our exhibitors for making this possible.

We endeavour as always to provide a professionally organised show with fair competition and a happy friendly atmosphere.

Opening times
To be confirmed

Wingfest Derby

Derby Wing Fest is a celebration of the mighty chicken wing and is part of the world's largest chicken wing festivals.

Every year the event showcases the best chicken wings the UK has to offer, with thousands of lucky ticket holders and a judging panel deciding who really does do the best wings!

Opening times*
Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (1 session)
Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm (2 sessions)
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm (1 session)

*times subject to change

Northamptonshire’s Good Food & Drink Festival

The Northamptonshire’s Good Food & Drink Festival is coming back to Kettering Park Hotel and Spa for its fourth year in September 2023, bringing together the best food and drink producers and distributors around the county.

As well as over 50 vendors, spanning across two floors of the hotel there will be entertainment for the whole family to enjoy and is FREE to attend. You will be able to purchase food and drink from vendors as well as sample some delights.

The hotel’s gardens will be open and set up as a family area where there will be entertainment and games for the children (and adults) enabling you to relax in beautiful surroundings whilst having a bite to eat and drink.

We are hosting Northamptonshire’s Good Food and Drink festival with one thought in mind – to bring together all the best food suppliers in Northamptonshire. The event will include, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan Suppliers.

Opening times*
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

*times subject to change

Derbyshire County Show

Every year the organisers put a tremendous amount of thought and effort into the attractions, for you the public to enjoy... and 2023 is no exception. So, whether it’s the children, Mum, Dad, Grannies and Grandads, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We are certain that you'll have a day out to remember!

Come and enjoy the Food Fayre, Craft & Retail Marquee, the magnificent animals in the Livestock Section, why not enter your dog into the Companion Dog Show – Adorable Adult, Cutest Puppy, Small & Sweet, Large & Lovely with 15 novelty classes in total, Countryside area, Vintage Section and lots lots more!

Opening times*
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

*times subject to change