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Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 11 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 12:00 – 17:00

The Fine & Dandy Market

A showcase for the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators and crafters, plus stalls from collectors of records, books and clothing.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 028 9024 2338

  • 11:30 – 15:30

Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event

A wedding fair on a huge scale (there's a car showcase, catwalk shows, free makeovers, plenty of live performances from wedding musicians and around 130 exhibitors), to help you pick out a piper or decide on a dress for your big day.

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£9.50 in advance; £10.50 on the door; group of four £37 (children free); VIP fashion show extra £5.50 inc glass of 'bubbly' / 0844 481 8898

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 21 Sep

£9.50 in advance; £10.50 on the door; group of four £37 (children free); VIP fashion show extra £5.50 inc glass of 'bubbly' / 0844 481 8898

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Cheese And Pickle Festival 2014

A celebration of local produce featuring a variety of food stalls, cookery demonstrations, country crafts, tasting sessions and music.

National Trust: Coughton Court, Alcester

Sat 20 Sep

£10.60 House and garden; £6.95 Garden only (Children £5.30 House and garden; Children £3.45 Garden only; Family £26.50 House and garden; Family… / 01789 400777

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

£10.60 House and garden; £6.95 Garden only (Children £5.30 House and garden; Children £3.45 Garden only; Family £26.50 House and garden; Family… / 01789 400777

  • 11:00 – 17:00

City of Elgin Food & Drink Festival

Over 80 exhibitors descend on Elgin for this day of food and drink festivities, with live cookery demonstrations, children’s entertainment and hands-on activities. There are also treasure hunts, tastings and live music to enjoy.

Various Venues, Elgin

Sat 20 Sep

Prices vary

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Craft Beer Rising

Sample 200 beers from over 45 breweries as Craft Beer Rising comes to Scotland for the first time. Plus, a music line-up curated by Kiltr features Optimo (Fri); Mia Dora and The Revenge (Sat); Mungo’s HiFi, DJ Andy Smith and Boca45 (Sun).

Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

Sun 21 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 20 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00

Sat 27 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00

Scotcampus Freshers' Festival

Entertainment and information for new students, with free buses running to and from the event in the SECC. Find out all about work and play with over 140 exhibitors presenting info on fashion, health, lifestyle and employment as well as live DJs, exclusive discounts and freebies.

SECC, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 221 6241

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 221 6241

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Jack and Jill Market

An opportunity for mums and dads to buy and sell nearly-new baby and kids' (ages 0–9) items of good quality. Book a stall to sell or turn up on the day to grab a bargain.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 07817 741377

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Thornaby Car Boot Sale

Free parking available at this well-featured car boot sale.

Thornaby Sports and Leisure Club, Thornaby-on-Tees

Sun 21 Sep

07895 329109

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Sun 28 Sep

07895 329109

  • 11:00 – 14:00
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Charity Car Boot Sale

Charity car boot sale in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. Features toilets, catering and on-site parking for buyers.

Epsom General Hospital

Sun 21 Sep

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

  • 07:30 – 12:30

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Sun 5 Oct

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

  • 07:30 – 12:30

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Sun 19 Oct

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Edinburgh Spartan Race Sprint

The Spartan Race is a challenging cross country 5k obstacle course. Spartan races are designed to bring out the 'inner warrior' in participants and the military style obstacles designed to test your mental and physical stamina are kept a secret until race day.

Winton House, Pencaitland

Sun 21 Sep

£35–£60 Team and early bird discounts available / 01875 340222

Race day

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Little Birds Market

Market with a tantalising selection of vintage, craft and design vendors – including clothes, jewellery, handmade, up-cycled furniture, accessories, homewares, food, cakes, millinery, stationery, art and lots more.

Sloans, Glasgow

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0141 221 8886

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 221 8886

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0141 221 8886

  • 12:00 – 16:00

The Vic, St Andrews

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 01334 467964

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01334 467964

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01334 467964

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Aden Country Fair

Fun family day out for the whole family. Featuring a climbing wall, body zorbing, bouncy castle, make your own scarecrow, and a variety of stalls offering a good mix of locally made craft and farmer’s market goods.

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Peterhead

Sun 28 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Airsoft Expo

An expo dedicated entirely to the sport of airsoft. Trade stands include; distributors, manufacturers and retailers of airsoft equipment; magazine distributors and airsoft sites. There are also gaming and demonstration areas for some live action.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa

Sat 20 Sep

£10–£12 (Children £6–£8) / 01926 614101

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Family Arts Day: The Big Draw

A gloriumptious day of arts activities for the whole family – with a BFG theme. There are drop-in activities and on-the-day workshops as well as the chance to contribute to a massive dream blanket.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 0131 248 4848

  • 10:00 – 16:00

FRESH 14

A freshers fair with a difference – as well as info and all that important stuff, there's also free alcohol, DJs, the chance to get all glammed up, competitions and a whole bunch of fun.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 07842 400995

  • 10:00 – 16:00

no strangers | ancient wisdom in a modern world

Exhibition looking at the plight of indigenous people around the world and celebrating the 7000 different languages used on the planet.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 10:00 – 17:45

Sat 20 Sep

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 10:00 – 17:45

Sun 21 Sep

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 10:00 – 17:45

Sittingbourne's Mediaeval Mops Fair

Celebrate the vast history of SIttingbourne by taking part in this re-created 16th century fair, with the buildings getting a good medieval dress-up. Expect food and drink, music, theatre, a fun fair and more.

Sittingbourne High Street

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 01795 426081

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Adams Antiques Fair

More than 140 dealers in fine antiques all under one roof.

The Royal Horticultural Hall, Lindley Hall, London SW1P

Sun 21 Sep

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 12 Oct

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 9 Nov

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 7 Dec

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30
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Royal Bath And West Showground, Shepton Mallet

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 01749 822222

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 01749 822222

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Westpoint Arena, Exeter

Wed 24 Jun 2015

Free / 01392 446 000

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Thu 25 Jun 2015

Free / 01392 446 000

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Christmas Nutrition and Cooking Class

A two hour cooking and nutrition class to help you create some Christmassy delights.

The Green Room, Kirknewton

Sat 13 Dec

£12.50 (Children £6)

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Sat 20 Dec

£12.50 (Children £6)

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Crouch End Car Boot and Indoor Market

Buy and sell vintage clothes, toys, books and more at this car boot sale, and help raise funds for Weston Park School.

Weston Park Primary School, London N8

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health – The Power of Food for Healthy Weight Management

Dietary classes for people wanting to lose weight, maintain weight or generally improve their diet.

The Green Room, Kirknewton

Mon 6 Oct

£89

Please note: This course runs 6 Oct–17 Nov 2014.

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Mon 13 Oct

£89

Please note: This course runs 6 Oct–17 Nov 2014.

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Mon 20 Oct

£89

Please note: This course runs 6 Oct–17 Nov 2014.

  • 10:00 – 12:00
…and 11 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

Glasgow's Affordable Vintage Fair

Over 40 vintage traders come together to offer an inimitable range of stylish retro goods.

WASPS Studios, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£2 / 0113 245 5090

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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