You can visit Sherwood Forest Faire over eight weekends in February through April for a medieval-themed show with over 100 musical, comedic, and dramatic performances per day, including a full-contact heavy armor joust, a castle siege, falconry show, feasts, and wine tastings—all in period costume and character.
Sherwood Forest Faire's 7th season will feature two jousting tournaments, held on Mar. 5th-6th and Apr. 2nd-3rd. Bold knights shall compete for gold and glory upon the field of Sherwood's Jousting Arena until every one of over 120 lances hath been shattered! Regular combat jousting will occur every day the Faire is open, and Jugging, described as a cross between football, basketball and fencing, will be going on twice a day.
The Faire offers much for pint-size lords and ladies in Once Upon a Time, a place just for kids, with merry-go-rounds, puppet shows from the puppeteer Grayson Wolf Enriques, the Sky King’s Falconry birds of Prey show, pony rides, a petting zoo, and a royal playground just for them.
Dancing and merriment fill the grounds. Visitors can dance with nymphs, fairies, and dryads at the seven stones while authentic renaissance bands including the Tulstin Troubadours, Wine and Alchemy, the Worthy Waites of Whimsey, and Circa Paleo, an Elven Celtic quartet, fill the air with their lively tunes.
The Faire also offers a myriad of foods authentic to medieval times and dozens of stands with handcrafted costumes, trinkets, and gifts. Plus, you can enjoy Robin’s Feast, a two-hour event held in the Castle that includes a six-course meal and entertainment (tickets are a separate cost and reservations are highly encouraged).
Less than twenty minutes from Bastrop and fun for the whole family, Sherwood Forest Faire is a must see!
When: Weekends, Feb. 13th-Apr. 3rd & Friday, Mar. 18th; 10am-dusk.
Where: 1883 Old Hwy 20, McDade, TX 78650
Tickets: Discounted tickets can be purchased at Walgreens, or you can purchase tickets online here.
Accommodations: Camping is available onsite, and there are limited rooms available in the Sherwood Castle itself.
Photo credit: Cherie Haines.
We're giving away a 4-pack of tickets to Sherwood Forest Faire, valid Feb. 13th-Apr. 3rd, 2016. To enter, simply fill out the form below. No purchase necessary to win. Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. resident to enter. Winner will be chosen at random. Contest ends Friday, Feb. 5th at 5:00 p.m. CST. Winner will be notified by email within 48 hours. By entering this contest, you give consent for 365 Bastrop and Sherwood Forest Faire to add the email address provided through the giveaway entry form to their email communications; you may unsubscribe at any time. Full contest rules here.