Special Events

Unless noted otherwise, Stage Acts perform all eight weekends of Sherwood Forest Faire’s season.

Jousting Tournament



Sherwood Forest Faire features two jousting tournaments, held on Weekend 4 and Weekend 7. Bold knights shall compete for gold and glory upon the field of Sherwood’s Jousting Arena until every one of over 120 lances hath been shattered!





Knights from the New Riders of the Golden Age and several other troupes will tilt for gold and glory at these events. Also all skills challenges will be set aside save for FULL CONTACT JOUSTING, so the jousting events are bound to run longer than they do on a regular faire day. This champion shall be showered with favors and a cash purse from the King’s own coffers.


Weekly Church Service
This event is open to the public and takes place every Sunday at 11am at Maid Marian's Chapel. For those of you wishing to tend to your soul before enjoying the faire day, please join us for a non-denominational Christian church service. Maid Marian's Chapel is a beautiful setting for religious services and we think that it will bring you peace as you worship with us.
ASL Weekend
Members of the ASL community all over the state will be coming to Sherwood on our 5th weekend to interpret Sherwood Forest stage shows for our hearing-impaired patrons. Special thanks to Scarlet Pettis for organizing the event. You’ll find interpreters at most non-musical shows, as well as interpreting some songs.

This event takes place on Apr 1-2, 2017. Stage shows that are being interpreted will be specially marked on the weekend's schedule.
RESCU Rally
The RESCU Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to promote and maintain the health and medical well-being of the participants of Renaissance Faires, historical performances and other artistic events through financial assistance, advocacy, education and preventative programs. RESCU organizes educational programming and health screenings for participants of renaissance faires across the country.
Each year on Spring Break Friday, Sherwood Forest Faire holds a "Rally" to help fundraise for RESCU. The Rally includes an expansive silent and live auction, dinner, cheap beverages, entertainment, and a whole lot of fun!

This event is open to the public and takes place at 9pm on Spring Break Friday (Mar 18, 2017) at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Pub. The faire will close at 8pm and all patrons will need to exit the village. After an hour the village will reopen for the event.
Vernal Equinox (by invitation only)
We’d like to invite all Participants and Friends of Faire to join us at the Seven Sisters to celebrate the coming of spring. (You know by now how we forest denizens love any excuse to celebrate!) There will be drumming, dancing, fire spinning and the usual revelry.

This event is open to Participants and Friends of Faire only and takes place at 9pm on Sat Mar 20, 2017. The faire will close at 8pm and all patrons will need to exit the village. At 9pm we will allow our Friends of Faire back inside for the event!
Closing Day Pub Party (by invitation only)
After hours on Closing Sunday, we invite our very best patrons - our Friends of Faire - to join us in celebrating the conclusion of our seventh season.

This event is open to Participants and Friends of Faire only and takes place at 9pm on Sun Apr 23rd. The faire will close at 8pm and all patrons will need to exit the village. At 9pm we will allow our Friends of Faire back inside for the event!