Search is on for the region’s best Robin Hood

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The search is on to find the people’s Robin Hood as the legend’s own festival reaches its 30th anniversary.

In recognition of the milestone, Nottinghamshire County Council is hoping to find a unique performer to be crowned the king or queen of the outlaws.

There top prize for the winner is a self-catering break with Forest Holidays to stay in a luxury cabin in the heart of Sherwood Forest, worth up to £500.

Coun John Knight, committee chairman for culture at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “We want to celebrate the 30th year of the Robin Hood Festival in style by finding our present day Robin Hood champion through this fun knock-out contest with a series of exciting challenges which will take place during the week of the festival.”

Izi Banton, Nottinghamshire County Council’s site manager for Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, added: “Up to 30 potential Robin Hoods will be selected and invited to take part in the live auditions during the festival providing much fun and comical capers!”

Open to men and women aged over 18, they must be available four days of the festival which runs from 4th to 10th August at Sherwood Forest Country Park. These days include 4th, 7th, 8th and 10th August when a series of challenges will take place.

These include being judged on their Robin Hood style and likeability, a bowing display and taking part in a Robin Hood song.

To register your interest on Nottinghamshire County Council’s website at: now. The deadline for entries is 22nd July.