This year’s Annual Robin Hood Festival will be
taking place at Sherwood Forest Country Park, Edwinstowe, from Monday
28th July – Sunday 3rd August 2003.
|The Sheriff's motley crew.
During the week, costumed entertainers, ranging
from jugglers and jesters through strolling minstrels and street
theatre performers, to archers, a falconer, and experts in medieval
combat - will be on hand to make sure that there will be lots of
fun for everyone.
The festival sees the return of many favourites,
including Alan A Dale and Festa, Legends, Singing Plague Victims,
What a Palaver, and medieval physician Sir Ralph of Epperstone,
as well as Zebediah the Ratcatcher and Grunal the Moneyer.
|A young Robin Hood.
Newcomers for this year’s Festival include The
Bandits of Sherwood, Pans Pantry and two damsels in distress on
a crusade to find their knights in shining armour.
No Robin Hood Festival would be complete without
archery and, down by the Major Oak, longbow archers from the Forest
Bowmen, will be on hand in full costume to demonstrate their skills
and give visitors a chance to test their prowess.
The Medieval Market, first introduced three years
ago, will also be back, as will all round family entertainer Bill
Entry to the Robin Hood Festival is free, although
there is a small charge for some of the events.
|The Leatherman prepares his medieval leather
Parking costs £1.50 per car, but is free for coaches
and minibuses with more than 12 seats as well as disabled badge
Performance times vary but take place between 11am
and 4.30pm daily, with weather permitting.
Tickets for performances are available at the theatre
Prices are: £1 per adult, 50p per child/concession, and £2.50 per
family group (2 adults & 2 children). Under 4s free.
For more information about listings use this link here.