VIDEO: Medieval fun at Sherwood’s Robin Hood Festival

Robin Hood, (Steve Warrington), and the Sheriff of Nottingham (Mark Williams) cross swords at the opening ceremony for the 32nd annual Robin Hood Festival on Monday.
Robin Hood, (Steve Warrington), and the Sheriff of Nottingham (Mark Williams) cross swords at the opening ceremony for the 32nd annual Robin Hood Festival on Monday.
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Thousands of visitors have been flocking to Sherwood Forest to sample the medieval delights of the Robin Hood Festival.

The fun-packed event, which is the historic forest’s 32nd festival in celebration of Nottinghamshire’s most famous outlaw, has been running from Monday until today (Sunday, August 7).

Visitors have enjoyed colourful displays with costumed characters and medieval music, craft stalls, storytelling, comedy and have-a-go archery.

They were also amazed by compelling battles between Robin Hood and his Merry Men as they took on the Sheriff of Nottingham, as well as jousting tournaments and falconry demonstrations.

Councillor John Knight, committee chairman for culture, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “There is always great variety with what is on offer at the Robin Hood Festival. It promises to be another fantastic and memorable festival.”