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15th Annual Sherwood Forest Faire


Dates: Weekends, March 2 – April 21, 2024
(Also open Friday, March 15)
Time: 10AM-Dusk
Rain or Shine
Located in McDade, Texas
35 Miles East of Austin


Sherwood Forest Faire is a locally owned medieval-style village nestled in the Lost Pines section of Central Texas. We have over 100 permanent buildings on 25 acres, including stages, pubs, merchant shoppes, wedding venues, a complete castle, and more.

During Robin Hood’s Spring Faire, we have over 150 shows per day by more than 40 different stage acts.

We have full contact jousting, falconry, fire juggling, knife throwing, 10+ live bands, comedy, sword fighting, and a castle siege.

Shows for kids, adults, and both!

Sherwood Forest Faire Entertainment

Join Robin Hood & Lady Marian as they host full contact jousting, falconry, swordplay, archery, juggling, comedy, theater and more. Medieval England comes to life in Central Texas.

Visit Sherwood Forest Faire for a medieval-themed show with over 100 musical, comedic and dramatic performances per day, including a full-contact heavy armor joust, falconry show, feasts, and wine tastings – all in period costume and character. On these weekends the forest abounds with Robin Hood’s merry men, pirates, nobles and of course the fare folk.

Over 170 Artisans and Merchants

Sherwood Forest Faire is thrilled to present over 170 artisans and merchants offering distinctive wares, including mostly handcrafted items. You’ll have the opportunity to buy directly from leatherworkers, potters, armorers, glassworkers, woodworkers, jewelers, and more.

Lots of our merchants do demonstrations and welcome questions about their crafts. Many booths offer hands-on activities for children and adults.

Song & Dance

You’ll find minstrels, bards, storytellers, magicians, jugglers, and all types of performers strolling our lanes and playing on our stages. If you’re lucky, you may spot a faery or two!

Artisan Marketplace

We host a grand selection of hand-crafted goods in Central Texas. We offer demonstrations like glass blowing, blacksmithing, pottery spinning, leather armor making, weaving, jewelry and art creation, and others.

Food & Drink

From trenchers weighty with tasty fare to tankards overflowing with foamy mead, there’s plenty to eat and drink at Sherwood Forest Faire. You’ll discover medieval treats and delicacies.

Sherwood Forest Faire Fantastic Fairy Tale Weddings

Have the fairy tale wedding you’ve always wanted with the help of Sherwood Forest Faire. We have three spectacular venues- Nottingham Castle’s Great Hall, the 7 Sisters Sacred Stone Circle and Maid Marian’s Chapel.

Venues For Other Events

Our venues are available for events other than weddings, so let us known if you’re interested in holding your vow renewal, game night, company retreat or other special event at the Faire….even in the off-season.

Sherwood Forest  Summer Camp Curriculum

Our class selection focuses on the artisans of Sherwood Forest Faire. 

Sherwood Forest Summer Camp Typical Classes Include:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Leatherworking
  • Horse riding
  • Swordplay
  • Archery
  • Theater
  • Chainmail Art
  • Glass Painting
  • Axe Throwing
  • Chivalry
  • Herb Lore
  • Pottery
  • Candle Making

And so much more!

Each class endeavors to teach the Camper a usable skill and/or to take home an object of their own creation.

Sherwood Forest Summer Camp Accommodations

Sherwood Castle is an indoor, climate-controlled environment with bunk beds.  The Castle houses around 80 campers.

The Merry Folk Pavilions are large, military-grade tents that stand over a raised wooden platform. They are insulated and climate controlled. The Pavilions house up to 30 campers each.

In both sleeping areas, campers sleep on bunk beds with twin-sized foam pads.

Sleeping accommodations will be assigned by camp staff based on clan size and camper age.

Campers aged 10 and under are automatically assigned to the Castle.

Sleeping accommodations are gender neutral and campers are monitored around the clock.

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Sherwood Forest Faire jousting
Robin Hood at Sherwood Forest Faire
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