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The 15th annual

Robin  Hood’s  Medieval  Faire®

Where Fun Saves the Day™

Saturdays & Sundays • May 18 to June 30, 2024 

Shows & Spectacles

Embark on an unparalleled extravaganza at Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire in Sherwood, where exceptional entertainment captivates and delights the whole family! Our mesmerizing array of performers from across the country offer thrilling sword fights, breathtaking acrobatics, side-splitting comedy, and enchanting storytelling. Each show is carefully crafted to provide a perfect balance of excitement, humor, and wholesome enjoyment, ensuring an unforgettable family adventure. Admission includes all shows, so enjoy a full day of non-stop entertainment. 

Some performers may busk for tips, so please consider showing your appreciation for their exceptional talent and dedication to bringing joy and laughter to your day.

Schedule Last Updated June 19, 2023

Shows

Erika the Harpist

June 1st thru 30th only! Get ready to be mesmerized by the enchanting melodies of Erika’s traditional harp as her fingers dance across the strings with precision and grace. This is a performance you won’t want to miss, as Erika’s gentle music will capture your heart and mind from the moment she begins to play. With each note, you’ll be transported to a world of beauty and tranquility, where the stresses of the day simply melt away. Whether you’re a fan of classical music, world music, or just appreciate the beauty of live instruments, Erika’s harp performance is sure to leave you spellbound. So gather your friends, grab a drink, and settle in for an unforgettable evening of musical enchantment. Join us and experience the magic of Erika’s harp – your ears (and your soul) will thank you!

Shows

The Penniless Jacks

Special Guest Musicians! May 25 & 26 only! The Penniless Jacks are ready to rock the Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire with their charismatic brand of pub music! Their centuries-old shanties, boisterous drinking songs, rousing rebel tunes, and ballads of love will have you singing, clapping, and stamping your feet to their infectious energy. Join us for an unforgettable performance and experience the magic of the Renaissance with The Penniless Jacks!

Shows

The Crown Players Present…

Get ready for a day of non-stop entertainment and excitement! Our in-house acting troupe is here to bring the magic of the Faire to life with a series of must-see shows. You will feel their creative presence throughout the grounds, from entering the gates to the final farewell.

Shows

Mythic Madness

All Days of 2024 Season! Minerva, the powerful sorceress, is here to demonstrate her mastery of the arts martial and magical. She is accompanied by an unwilling assistant: Mythos, her human-bound fae familiar. Together, they present a hilarious swords and sorcery show- which definitely doesn’t fund a plot to take over the world- that is fun for humans of all ages and magical creatures of every persuasion. Watch this disastrous duo unleash their weapons of wood, steel, and magic upon each other in a fight for power and vengeance.

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The Sirens of Circe

Get ready to be seduced by the enchanting music of The Sirens of Circe! These fierce and vibrant performers will captivate you with their melodic voices and lively personalities. From soulful ballads to witty drinking songs and everything in between, they offer a little bit of temptation for everyone. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience filled with bawdy pleasures and irresistible tunes.

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The Knights Encampment

Step back in time and witness the chivalrous Knights of Gore as they prepare for battle! Meet the brave knights and squires and discover the secrets of their awe-inspiring weapons and armor. Take part in their thrilling Knight School and learn the art of sword usage. Impress the senior Knight with your newfound skills and earn the ultimate honor – an honorary knighthood! Don’t miss this chance to experience the excitement and bravery of the Knights of Gore.

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The Jackdaws

Prepare to have your mind blown by the electrifying sound of this trailblazing trio! With their innovative blend of original compositions, contemporary hits, and traditional Irish rock, you won’t be able to resist the infectious energy of their driving melodies and relentlessly aggressive lyrics. Once you see them in action, you’ll be hooked for life.

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The Joust

Get ready to be transported to a time of chivalry and valor with Spur of the Moment Jousting’s thrilling performance. Feel the ground shake as knights charge towards each other, lances aimed to shatter on impact. Watch in awe as swords clash and sparks fly during this epic battle of horsemanship and skill at arms. Don’t miss your chance to cheer for your favorite knight and witness the intensity and bravery of jousting.

Shows

Jeremy Graeff & Lämning

June 22&23 only! Get ready to be swept away on a musical journey with Jeremy Graeff and Lämning! This musical duo will take you on a spellbinding adventure, traversing the vast expanse of the mighty Atlantic to the sultry shores of the Mediterranean. With their enchanting melodies and captivating ballads, Jeremy Graeff and Lämning are the ultimate purveyors of musical magic. Each note they strike will transport you to a world of wonder and leave you utterly entranced.

Shows

High Flying Fools

June 1 thru 9 & June 22 thru 30 only! Prepare for a wild ride with Pester and Tata! These two may seem like complete buffoons but fear not; they’ve got some tricks up their sleeves. With their trusty guidebook, “Circus for Idiots,” they’re bound to deliver the most epic and thrilling aerial performance ever seen. Prepare to be amazed as they take to the skies atop their towering rig, delivering a heart-stopping blend of gut-busting comedy, jaw-dropping displays of strength, and the exquisite beauty of aerial silks and Lyra. But that’s not all – they’ll even throw in some daring sideshow stunts to leave you on the edge of your seat. Join the fun as Pester and Tata attempt to create the most incredible aerial show the world has ever seen. It’s an unforgettable performance that will leave you cheering for more!

Shows

Live Armored Combat

Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled experience like no other as you witness the ultimate test of strength and skill in an unscripted battle featuring real weapons, real armor, and real pain. This is no mere reenactment – this is the real deal, as brave knights face off against each other in an epic struggle for supremacy. With every fight being completely unique, you never know what to expect as you cheer on your favorite warriors and witness the raw power and intensity of plate armor combat. This is not a performance for the faint of heart – it’s a must-see for anyone who craves the thrill of intense battle and the glory of victory. So don’t miss out on the chance to witness these incredible battles and prepare to be amazed!

Shows

Cally’s Enchanting Trinket Trade

Join Cally’s Enchanting Trinket Trade at Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire! Take part in a vibrant tradition of creativity and community. Discover the joy of swapping unique handcrafted treasures at our Trinket Trade. Bring your own crafted baubles and trinkets to trade and exchange. In a time filled with challenges, unbalanced humors and Sheriff’s taxes it is time to join together in merriment and celebrate each other with favors of kindness. Whether you’re a seasoned trader or a first-timer, you’ll find and share treasured memories, keepsakes and connections with other creative visitors to our beloved Nottingham Festival!

Shows

Linwe the Belly Dancer

June 15 thru 23 only! Prepare to be dazzled by the mesmerizing performances of Linwe – a passionate belly dancer who brings a creative and upbeat energy to the dance stage! With her incredible veil and swordwork skills, Linwe will transport you to another time with every move she makes. But that’s not all – every show is a unique and unforgettable experience, full of surprises and delights that will leave you longing for more. Whether you’re a longtime fan of belly dance or a newcomer to this captivating art form, Linwe’s performances are an absolute must-see. So don’t miss your chance to witness this talented performer in action and get ready to be swept away by the magic of belly dance!

Shows

Thimbleberry the Woodsprite

May 18 thru June 23! Thimbleberry has collected magical and obscure fairytales to bring to the human realm in an interactive storytelling experience that will delight young and old alike! Between shows, you may find her wandering the lanes with a smile for everyone she meets.

Shows

Timbalanced

NEW for 2024! Weekends Except June 1&2 and 22&23. Timbalanced is a little bit circus, a little bit carnival, and a whole lot of fun! Step right up to see amazing juggling and maybe even win a prize. Beanbags will fly and cans will flip at the Can-Do Circus Carnival Show!

Shows

Highland Games

Get Ready for a Day of Strength and Tradition! The Highland Games are arriving at Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire! Join us on Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30, for an experience like no other as athletes compete in ancient Scottish contests! Witness the sheer strength of the Kinsmen Heavy Athletics in this nationally ranked competition featuring both male and female competitors. Cheer on the athletes as they participate in classic Highland events, including the caber toss and hammer throw! Enjoy the sights and sounds of kilts swirling, bagpipes playing, and the roaring crowd. Come be a part of history, and immerse yourself in Scottish pride and traditions. Gather your clan, don your tartan, and join us for an unforgettable day at the Faire!

Shows

Roving Corsairs

May 18-19 Only! The Roving Corsairs is not simply music, but an interactive experience weaving sea shanties and Celtic folk tunes throughout fantastical stories about pirates aboard an airship. With a slew of musical experience, the three members of the Roving Corsairs converged to reimagine pirate songs and write their own. The collective instrumentation of fiddle, guitar, double bass and percussion are a perfect blend to revitalize songs of old or give modern songs that rustic edge.

Shows

ChrisB’s Big Fire Show

June 8 thru June 30 only! Get ready for a heart-stopping, jaw-dropping spectacle! ChrisB’s Big Fire Show is a death-defying, awe-inspiring performance that will leave you on the edge of your seat. This fearless fire artist will mesmerize you with his blazing fire skills, daring stunts, and circus-like thrills. Witness the impossible, feel the heat, and experience the rush of ChrisB’s Big Fire Show!

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S.M.E.L.L. U

Welcome to Silliness, Mockery, Entertainment, Laughs & Libations University or S.M.E.L.L.U. Here children will learn about the history of jesters from the Masters of Morons themselves, Pester the Jester. With his Bachelors in Buffoonery, his Masters in Mockery, and his PHD in FUN(Finding Unique Novelties), Pester has a wide array of ridiculous knowledge to help teach hopeful young (and old!) fools on their way to become fully fledged professional idiots!

Shows

Bards of Gungywamp

May 18&19, June 1&2 and June 29&30 only! Just three weekends to catch this outstanding musical group! Southeastern CT band playing Irish traditional, originals, polkas, jigs, and reels.

Shows

Lady Ophelia’s Dance

Are you ready to step back in time and experience the joy and tradition of dance? Then don’t miss this incredible interactive performance, where you’ll have the chance to watch, dance, and even flirt the old-fashioned way! Get ready to be swept up in the history and magic of dance as you frolic and twirl to the beat of the music. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just looking to have some fun, this is an experience you won’t want to miss. So put on your dancing shoes, let your inhibitions go, and get ready to be a part of something truly special. Join us for an unforgettable session of dance and delight – we can’t wait to see you there!

Shows

Tohm-Foolery: Variety Circus

May 18 thru 26 only! Variety Circus promises stunts, danger, and, believe it or not, comedy! Training professionally, Tohm-Foolery has performed for the last 9 years at fairs and festivals, tent shows and theaters across the country. Witness a fresh take on circus that will leave you on the edge of your seats!

Shows

Jim Mackenzie – Comedian with Mad Skills

New for 2024! June 1 thru 9 only! Jim has been keeping vaudeville alive since 1985 and continues to add new original routines to the act. He learned to juggle at a young age from his dad. He picked up sword swallowing and other skills along the way, taught himself violin, and put it all into a comedy show that has become a favorite with audiences around the country. Experience in-the-moment comedy and amazing original feats! “I love that the act wasn’t about the juggling, you really are a comedian with mad skills!” – Will Arnett: Executive Producer, The Gong Show

Activities & More to do

When you’re not exploring our bustling marketplace or watching shows, we’ve got plenty of activities to keep you busy. These activities may have a fee associated with them. Our themed weekends may have additional contests and activities not shown here.

Double Dog Rescue

Attention, dog lovers and kind-hearted souls! Have you been longing to meet your perfect canine companion? Look no further than the Double Dog Rescue booth at Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire, where wagging tails and puppy dog eyes await to steal your heart! Whether you’re ready to adopt, foster, or simply support this noble cause, there’s a place for you in our dog-loving community. Drop by our booth every day of the spring faire and prepare to fall in love with the adorable, friendly, and loving dogs who are eager to find their forever homes. Our dedicated volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the process, helping you find the pooch that’s just right for you and your family. Not quite ready to commit? That’s okay! Double Dog Rescue also offers fostering opportunities, allowing you to provide a temporary home for a deserving pup while they await their forever family. By opening your heart and home to a foster dog, you’re making a world of difference in their life. If you’d like to support the cause from afar, donations are always welcome and deeply appreciated. Your generosity helps us continue our mission to save and improve the lives of countless dogs in need. Together, we can make a real difference for these lovable canines. Can’t wait to see who’s ready to join your home? Visit https://doubledogrescue.org/adopt to browse a list of adoptable dogs and learn more about their unique personalities and stories. You never know – you might just find your new best friend! So, come one, come all to the Double Dog Rescue booth at the spring faire! Let’s save ALL the doggies and bring joy, love, and companionship into the lives of these deserving pups and their future families. Join us in our mission and share the

Dice Knight Adventures

Join us for an amazing interactive LARP that turns your whole faire experience into a giant game! Earn experience points and level up as a warrior, rogue or wizard. Join us on quests throughout the day. *Fee applies. Learn more.

The Maze

Hail, brave adventurers and seekers of fun! Are you ready for a hilariously thrilling escapade? Embark on an unforgettable journey as you navigate the twists and turns of our mysterious Maze, where you’ll hunt for lost treasure and tickle your funny bone along the way! Step inside this bewildering labyrinth and prepare to be delightfully disoriented. With every turn, you’ll challenge your sense of direction and maybe have to call out for help. Who knew getting lost could be this much fun?

Archery

Hear ye, hear ye, noble adventurers and skilled marksmen! Gather round for a legendary experience at Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire, where you can follow in the footsteps of the famed outlaw and his Merry Band. Take your place at the archery range and prepare to test your prowess with the bow – an opportunity not to be missed! Step up to the line and feel the thrill of history come alive as you stand where Robin Hood and his loyal companions honed their skills. Forget the myths of practicing in thy humble garage; this is the real deal, where legends were forged and heroes made. So, seize this extraordinary chance to immerse yourself in the world of Robin Hood and his Merry Band at the Medieval Faire. Embrace the challenge of archery and strive for the elusive bullseye. Will you be the one to claim the title of the next legendary archer? Step up to the line and find out!

Knighting Ceremony

Attention all young squires and ladies! Don’t miss the chance to become a Knight at our special Knighthood Ceremony! Show your bravery, honesty, chivalry, and nobility of deed to Queen Eleanor or one of our knights, and be elevated to the highest order of knighthood. This is your chance to be a hero and protect the realm!

Knight School

Join Knight School and become a valiant knight or a noble squire! Learn the ancient techniques of sword fighting and the art of chivalry. With fun activities and games, you’ll experience what it’s like to be a medieval knight. Don’t miss out on this thrilling adventure!

Fight the Knight

Take up the ultimate challenge and put your bravery to the test! Try your hand at dueling one of our skilled knights in a friendly fight to see who will come out on top. Who knows, you may even win the heart of the princess. Don’t miss out on this exhilarating experience that’s sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike!

Hurl Bats

Step right up, folks, and get ready for a whirlwind of excitement with our fantastic hurl bats! The perfect way to unleash your inner warrior, hurl bats offer all the adrenaline-pumping fun without the intimidating edge of axes and daggers. Discover a thrilling new pastime as you hurl these specially designed bats at a rugged wall of rough-cut lumber, making your mark with a satisfying thud. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, hurl bats are a delight for most ages and all skill levels.

Axe Throw

Step right up and behold the medieval art of axe throwing, a true testament to skill and bravado, and an exhilarating must-try experience at the Faire! Immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of yesteryears, where knights and warriors once honed their abilities in this noble practice. Test your mettle against fellow adventurers in friendly competitions to see who can land their axe in the bullseye with the most accuracy and flair. Revel in the camaraderie and cheer as you and your friends take turns, challenging each other’s prowess in this ancient and awe-inspiring sport. So, gather your courage and prepare for an unforgettable experience at the Faire. Axe throwing awaits, and you won’t want to miss the chance to conquer this time-honored tradition!

Dagger Toss

Greetings, rogue adventurers and daring spirits! Are you prepared to put your cunning skills and razor-sharp reflexes to the test? It’s time to step into the shadows and take on a challenge worthy of your exceptional talents: Dagger throwing. Legend has it that the most skilled thieves of yore could land three daggers on target without even casting a glance. While we don’t encourage such reckless abandon, we invite you to prove your mettle by getting at least ONE dagger to stick with precision and finesse. Engage in friendly rivalries with your fellow adventurers, demonstrating your prowess and earning the awe and admiration of all who bear witness. So, don your cloak, summon your daring spirit, and take up the dagger-throwing challenge that awaits you. Prove that you have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of the legendary rogue adventurers who came before you. Will you emerge victorious, your name etched in the annals of dagger-throwing history? Only time will tell.

Test of Strength

Step right up, valiant contenders and daring souls, and prepare to showcase your might at the ultimate challenge – the Test of Strength! Are you confident in your brawn, courage, and determination? It’s time to put those claims to the test and see if you have what it takes to ring the bell of victory! As you approach our colossal Test of Strength station, feel the anticipation and excitement bubbling within you. A towering pillar stands before you, crowned with a resounding bell, just waiting for the triumphant clang that signals your success. Will you be the one to make it sing? Seize the mighty hammer and harness your inner Hercules as you strike the platform with all your might. Watch the puck soar upwards, fueled by the sheer force of your blow, as it races towards the bell. Can you hit it hard enough to make the bell ring, earning the admiration and awe of onlookers and fellow competitors alike? Are you big? Strong? Tough? Brave? Think you can ring the bell? We bet you can’t. Give it a try at the Test of Strength!

Tomato Torment

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, prepare for an uproarious, laughter-filled experience like no other! Introducing the Insult Comedy Tomato Toss – Tomato Torment – where you get to pelt juicy tomatoes at a cheeky comic whose sole purpose is to entertain and challenge you with their wittiest insults. Step right up and witness a truly unique spectacle as our daring comic – with their head peeking through a hole – dishes out humorous jabs, teasing and jesting to get you riled up. It’s all in good fun, and it’s your chance to let loose and Make Salad Fun Again!