News - 08 May 2014

Robin Hood Festival Celebrates Three Decades

 MORE than 50,000 people are expected to flock to the 30th Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest from August 4 to 10.

Organised by Nottinghamshire County Council, the week-long free celebration of the famous outlaw will feature a full cast of medieval characters and a host of events and activities.

Councillor John Knight, committee chairman for culture, at the county council, said: “It is very interesting that there are so many special anniversaries of events here in the county in 2014.”

“The Robin Hood Festival is a much loved event with Robin Hood fans both in the UK and abroad and it is wonderful that we are going to celebrate 30 years of the festival this summer.”

It is a double celebration for Sherwood as it also marks the diamond anniversary of receiving site of special scientific interest status in 2014. “We put a lot of work into promoting the festival each year because the forest is Robin Hood’s heartland. We get thousands of visitors at the festival and it all helps to raise the profile of Nottinghamshire and Sherwood Forest.”

The county council – which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year – will host a series of activities and events over the summer at Sherwood Forest, Rufford Abbey and Bestwood Country Park.

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