Sherwood Forest to host the annual Robin Hood Festival

Robin Hood Festival jousting.
Robin Hood Festival jousting.

Sherwood Forest is once again set to come alive with medieval mayhem and merriment at this year’s Robin Hood Festival.

The event, which is held at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre near Edwinstowe, will open on 5th August and run until 11th.

Now in its 29th year, the event will include an action packed programme of activities for the whole family.

Visitors will be able to see the legendary Robin Hood as he battles it out with his old enemy the Sheriff of Nottingham.

People will also have an opportunity to witness the Medieval skills of archery, falconry and jousting.

In addition, there will be musicians, jesters, jugglers and market traders who will be giving people a flavour of what life was like during Medieval times.

As in previous years, there will be a host of stalls, re-enactments, performances and other activities for people of all ages.

The event, which is free to attend, is managed by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Gary Joynt, who is learning and events officer for country parks at the council, said: “The Robin Hood Festival is renowned for its entertainment value and we have people who return here year after year because of the fantastic and unique atmosphere.

“It is wonderful to be able to celebrate the life and times of Robin Hood in his legendary home of Sherwood Forest each year and we are once again looking forward to much merriment and drama this coming August.”

To find out more visit You can also see a Chad picture slideshow from the festival by visiting and searching for Robin Hood Festival.