Robin in the Hood

Robin in the Hood Medieval Festival believes that education should be interactive. Our mandate is to provide a safe environment where education and entertainment work together for our community to learn and grow.

Waterloo Region Record Reader's Choice Awards 2021

The nomination round has just opened and runs until July 11th 2021.

Greetings Festival Friends and Family

As we look at the future and festival plans we know there are still many changing factors and public health issues.  Keeping safety in mind we have decided to take Robin in the Hood online this year and take you on a Virtual Journey to Sherwood Forest and Nottingham… HUZZAH! 

In an effort to both follow all Public Health guidelines and put on the BEST virtual festival possible, we have decided to move our festival day to October 2nd, 2021! Stay tuned for details on how to join us for this day of medieval merriment.

Festival Day

All your information to plan your visit, see the shows and how to find us!

Education Day

Our special one day event for school kids to teach them medieval living!

Vendors

See our past vendors and get your application to be in this year's show!

Our story

The Robin in the Hood Medieval Festival is an annual family-friendly event which transforms Gibson Park in Elmira, Ontario, into 12th century Nottingham, England. Audiences of all ages are dazzled by knights in battle, jesters, musicians, and, of course, archery. Numerous merchants line vendor’s row selling jewelry, leather goods, armour, toys and other period novelties, while actors portraying the people of Nottingham entice visitors to play games, watch shows or keep an eye out for Robin Hood and the Sheriff.

The festival is a two day event. It begins with an education day on Friday, attended by over 1000 grade four students learning about medieval life. These students rotate through a series of hands-on 

workshops exploring history. Our festival day on Saturday opens the park to the public. Visitors can follow the intriguing storyline developing in the tournament ring, participate in medieval activities, or launch siege weapons.

The Robin in the Hood Medieval Festival, founded in 2000, is a not-for-profit organization overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. The festival is the product of the work of hundreds of performers and volunteers including students, community members and professional performers. It would not be possible without the support of our community, our sponsors, and you!

See you in Nottingham!