Sherwood Forest Faire

--- Sherwood Forest Fair ---

Admission is $20 at the door, $18 on line. Discount tickets available at Walgreens for $17.  Hours are 10am-dusk. It's a great place to shoot people in garb, musicians, birds (they have a raptor show), jousting, skits and attendees.


•  At 11 AM  meet just inside the entrance

•  Official Meetup start at "Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Pub" at Noon.  From entrance turn right and follow the path up the hill.

• Regroup at "3 Stags Pub" at 2:30 PM.  This pub is just behind  the Jousting arena on the opposite side from the bird show.

• Regroup at "Seven Sisters Stone Circle" at 5:00 PM for the Fairy battle.

Wear your finest rennisance garb.

If you attend Sherwood Forest Fair on another day please feel free to post your photos here for the group.

I will be tweeting our locations again for this meetup, follow #PhotographersAdventureGroup.

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  • Cheryl Y.

    Great meetup, again, folks! Nice touching base with everyone at the pubs. What a wonderful opportunity to shoot :)

    1 · March 23

  • Allen R.

    Another fun meetup with a great group of photographers. Thank you to everyone who came out and made this such a fun day and a special thanks to Jeff and Joe for their guidance throughout the day. A really fun place to practice portraits, everyone we asked was willing to pose for us.

    March 22

  • Margarita

    Hello there, I am here at the fair, hope to meet you guys today.

    2 · March 22

  • Jeff C.

    suggestions for this weekends sherwood meetup
    most rennies will stop for a photo if you ask them.
    at 5pm there is a fairy battle by the seven sisters stone circle
    a lot of rennies tend to hang out by the 2 pubs later in the afternoon.(3pm or so) im usually at the 3 stags although i do wander around alot
    the pub sing at ye olde jerusalem pub at 6pm has a lot of musicians singing
    the stage at the 3 stags pub is inside and fairly dark
    the only thing i ever need a tripod for is the fire show by the front entrance at dusk

    if its bright sunshine i bring my flash,otherwise i use natural light.
    i bring either my d600 or sony nex 6 with a[masked] on the nikon or a[masked] on the nex. i have brought primes in the past but usually dont bother now since im there almost every day the faire is open

    1 · March 17

  • Barbara

    I'm not attending because I'm going to the precision camera university weekend. Is anyone else attending? I'd love to talk about it.

    March 16

    • David

      Barbara, i stayed on the fence too long. I would like to hear your impression pcu.

      March 16

  • Bill

    Sorry, I can't make it. I have a gig on Saturday.

    March 16

  • Judy H.

    Wish I could make this as it sounds very interesting but I will be out of town. I plan on making a meet up for sure! Happy shooting!

    March 16

  • Allen R.

    Long lenses work well to photograph performers and musicians on stage. I used my super zoom [masked]mm) last year. A fast 50mm prime would be great for portraits. Flash can be helpful but it's not necessary. There are lots of patrons in garb and they are almost always willing to pose for a photograph. Note if you are not in garb your considered to be "naked". Old Potato Road is a dirt road with ruts and bumps, I had to go about 10 MPH. Wine, beer, meade and food are available for purchase inside the fair but many vendors only take cash so come prepared. It's easy to go in and out of the fair to your car to get jackets, batteries, other lenses whatever you need. Great opportunity to practice your portrait photography. You won't need a tripod unless you plan to stay till after dark. Last year there was a parade at 1 PM.

    March 7

    • Allen R.

      David, Costumes are encouraged at Sherwood Forest Fair but not necessary. All the actor/participants were appropriate garb and many of the visitors also wear garb. I plan to dress up this year. Last year I didn't.

      March 11

    • David

      I usually don't need much prodding to break out the pope outfit

      March 12

  • TA B.

    I put yes I am going, But i already went...I have to work that day...So I will wait to post pics

    March 10

  • TA B.

    I work on Saturdays, so I'm planning on Sunday if anyone wants to join me...

    February 10

    • TA B.

      I'll look for you on Sunday the 9th

      March 5

    • Jeff C.

      i wont be there this weekend. its the one weekend i have to miss

      March 6

  • TA B.

    Walgreen's has coupons for $3 off admission.

    March 5

  • Michael F.

    I plan on going every weekend unless it is very cold or very wet, see you then

    February 3

  • Lori R.

    We might go. We haven't been to that one yet.

    January 12, 2014

  • Tricia

    I can't make it on this date. I hope we can schedule one in February!

    January 12, 2014

  • Allen R.

    More info plus directions...


    January 12, 2014

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