July 15 – Robin Hood Festival

(Third weekend in July)
Posted on July 15, 2017

In Merrie Olde England, there really is a Nottingham, there really is a Sherwood Forest, and there may even have been a famous archer on whom the Robin Hood story is based...

But today's Robin Hood Festival isn't in Sherwood Forest, in England...It's in Sherwood, Oregon, in the United States!

I'm pretty sure that the people of Sherwood took advantage of the name to lure tourists to their town with promises of entertainment and food, shopping in the Vendor Village, a parade and a knighting ceremony, and of course an archery contest.

Oregon's Robin Hood Festival is as old as I am (pretty darned old!); it was established in 1954. I read that around twenty thousand people attend each year...Wow!

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