COVID-19 SAFETY @ ROBIN HOOD'S FAIRE

To our guests, — our friends — you are in our thoughts as we travel through these most unusual times. As we diligently continue to prepare for our 11th annual season, the health and well-being of our guests and participants are at the forefront of our minds.

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Long before COVID was a thing, we have always made our event’s cleanliness a priority, focusing on restrooms, eating areas, and food services. This year we will continue to enhance our sanitation to meet or exceed State and CDC safety protocols in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

With approval from the State of Connecticut and federal bureaus, we will be ready to greet our guests for five consecutive weekends of themed fun.

We look forward to your visit.

Brian, Eric & Todd

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THE ACTIONS WE ARE TAKING

Robin Hood’s Faire intends to open on May 22, 2021, safeguarding our patron and performer safety at all times. Here are the steps we are taking. We will continue to adapt these steps to meet or exceed State and CDC guidelines. These guidelines include (but are not limited to):

  • Program Administrator: We have appointed a program administrator to ensure all covid rules are implemented.
  • Staffing: We are maintaining a log of all employees to support contact tracing. Attendants will remain at the same workstations throughout the day to minimize movement. Faire personnel will remain home if they are sick.
  • Sanitizer Stations: We encourage guests and members of the Faire to bring hand sanitizer. There will be numerous sanitizer stations around the Faire.
  • Thorough Cleaning: We will frequently sanitize all restroom facilities, games, ticket booths, eating areas, and any other high-traffic zones. Merchants are encouraged to maintain proper sanitation in their shops.
  • Booths: Booth operators will be wearing masks and have hand sanitizer available for guests. Barriers will be used where appropriate.
  • Games: Axes, daggers, spears, and equipment for games will be sanitized after each use.
  • Stages & Shows: seating will be socially distanced at all stages and performers will be at least 12’ from guests. Please sit with your pod, group or family and help us maintain 6’ of distance from others while seated. 
  • Health Checks: All Faire personnel will receive a daily health screening before entering the grounds. The health test will include a temperature check using a touch-free thermometer. A daily log will track the general health and wellness of all faire personnel each morning and will be accessible by health officials should contact tracing information be needed. 
  • Expanded Eating Areas: Main eating areas will follow all guidelines for outdoor restaurants per State health guidelines. We will have these areas roped off and not require masks while eating or drinking there. We will space tables appropriately for social distancing under tents and in the open air. We will sanitize these areas frequently.
  • Signage: We will have signage and markers to help remind people to maintain social distancing and communicate our intent. Signs will list our maximum capacity at booths, social distancing protocols, cleaning rules, mask requirements for customers, and Faire members. We will also post the state hotline number to report State and CDC violations.
  • Face Masks/Coverings: Except when eating and drinking, we require facemasks for all patrons and personnel of the Faire. We will remind people, when necessary, to wear their masks properly (mouth and nose must be covered)! No excuses, no exceptions. Violators may be asked to leave without refund.
  • Site Capacity: We may be limiting the maximum number of patrons on-site based on recommendations and re-opening guidelines. If you plan to attend the show, we encourage you to purchase tickets online to avoid lines. We open at 10:30 am on all event days.
  • Social Distancing: Please allow for social distancing when visiting our vendors. Don’t crowd others inside vendor booths. Please be courteous and wait until you can shop safely. Seating for shows, queue lines, and eating areas will be appropriately distanced. We will encourage one-way foot traffic as required.
  • Travel Advisory: As of March 19, 2021, Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No.9S, Section 1 regarding travel is no longer in effect. Connecticut residents and travelers to Connecticut should follow travel-related guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH). Mandates and requirements are not currently in place in Connecticut. You can get more info here.


We understand that risk cannot be wholly mitigated and encourage anyone who is immunocompromised, 65+, or just too nervous to attend an event like this to remain at home

Updated March 26, 2021