Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Upcoming Event: Robin in the Hood

We will be all decked out in our medieval garb this coming Saturday, June 4th at Gibson Park in Elmira, ON.  The Robin in the Hood Medieval Festival was started in 2000 by local drama teacher. DJ Carroll.  The two day festival promotes a family friendly environment to educate people about life in the middle ages.  There will be magic shows, knights in battle, jesters, musicians, jugglers, comedy and archery.  There will also be numerous merchants selling jewelry, leather goods, armour, toys and other period novelties, as well as, a gypsy fortune teller.

There is a special theme and story line each year, brought to life by a large team of local drama students and volunteers.  This year's installment is called 'Good Knight Sweet Prince'.  Festivities actually begin on Friday with an education day.  Close to 1,000 grade four students come out and learn about medieval life.  The students rotate through a series of hands on workshops that allow a first hand look into history.  On Saturday the park is open to the public and everyone is welcome to come and experience the shows, merchants, and food while becoming part of the ongoing plot for the day.

The gate is open at 10 a.m. and festivities go until 5 p.m.  Cost is $4.00 per person, $12.00 per family (Parents & Children, 5 people or less).  Pets are allowed as long as they are people friendly, on a leash and their owners must clean up after them.  People who attend in costume receive 10% off all Robin in the Hood Card Game Purchases.  Come out and join Robin Hood 's merry band of outlaws pull one over on the Sherriff of Nottingham!

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1 comment:

  1. This is so cool and interesting! It should be a blast.

    Have so much fun|!