"It is the end of winter and the dawning of spring. Birds are singing. Flowers are blooming. The leaves are budding out. And the village and country folk from all around the nearby shires gather in Sherwood Forest for a festive season. Musicians, bards, gypsies, merchants, artisans and chefs all gather under the protection of Robin of Loxley, known as the outlaw Robin Hood, to celebrate Spring, break bread, sing, dance, and give thanks for another rebirth of nature."
Seek ye fun for all to enjoy? Take a magical trip back to Medieval times, 1190 A.D. to be exact, at the Sherwood Forest Faire. There is entertainment for all ages... sword fighting, jousting, storytelling, magic shows, belly dancing, action-packed theatre performances, and authentic live music. Some of the acts who will tickle your senses and transport you to another time and place include the Rambling Sailors, Master "Bones" the Pirate, the Knights of Mayhem, Hands of Fatima Belly Dance, the Worthy Waits of Whimsey, the Bedlam Bards, and the Filthy Rotten Scoundels. Sit in King Richard's swing, buy a dragon egg, test your strength, or swallow some ale at the Jolly Roger. It's hard not to get wrapped up in the magic and imagination of Sherwood Forest Faire. Knights, pirates, fairies and elves, jugglers, magicians, bards, troubadours, gypsies, fools, and kings, let the characters of Sherwood transport YOU into a living faerie tale.
There is also plenty for the kids to enjoy in Sherwood Forest at Once Upon A Time, made especially for kids. All kinds of magical creatures and fairy-tales come to life in this 2 acre section of the woods. All day long there are games, toys, shows, food, and more! You never know when you might see Merlin doing magic or a talking tree. Entertainment is provided for imaginations of all ages, with interactive puppet shows, sing-a-longs, and fantastic jugglers on three stages dedicated to kid-centered fun. Bring your little prince or princess (or pirate or goblin or anything they can imagine!) to Once Upon A Time for a guaranteed fantasy fun-filled day!
Sherwood Forest Faire is open Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 19th-Apr. 3rd, and Spring Break Friday, Mar. 18th, from 10am 'til dusk, rain or shine! Sherwood Forest Faire is located at 1883 Old Hwy 20 in McDade. You can find a map and directions on their website at http://sherwoodforestfaire.com/. Daily admission for adults (ages 13+) is $13 online and $15 at the gate, and daily admission for youth (ages 6-12) is $7.50 online and $8.50 at the gate. Children ages 5 and under are free of charge. Seasonal admission is also available. Other activities (for additional fees) include camping, Madame Ghislane's Wine Tasting on Mar. 26th-27th, and on Apr. 9th, there is a jousting tournament. Adventure awaits you at Sherwood Forest Faire!