About the Festival
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!
Robin in the Hood Medieval Festival