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TOP STORY >> Medieval-themed fair Sept. 24

Leader staff writer

The 40th annual Sherwood Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. Admission is free.

Sherwood Fest will have medieval-themed contests throughout the day.

The Conquer the Climb 5K run will start at 8 a.m. at the Sherwood Forest Trail. An archery contest is scheduled at 10:30 a.m.

Castle building using recycled materials will be at 12:45 p.m. at the Forest Room Stage.

A hammer throw is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. A tug-of-war will be at 1:45 p.m.

Horseshoes pitching contest is at 2 p.m. Pie-jousting is happening at 2:45 p.m.

Performing at the festival will be the Southwind Band at 11:45 a.m., a four-piece band playing classic traditional country and classic rock. Big Dam Horns will follow at 12:45 p.m. The band has a six-piece horn section. They play a mix of classic rock, funk, rhythm and blues.

The Zac Dunlap Band takes the stage at 3 p.m. Zac and Hannah Dunlap are musicians from Little Rock. Tragikly White will perform at 4:30 p.m. playing dance favorites from the 1970s to 2010.

Dancing groups performing during the day are Marissa and Jacq’s Dancers, Impact Gymnastics, Limelight Studios, Dance FX and Ms. Karen’s Dance Studio.

Local acts performing are Lily Guess, Cierra Willison, Caleb Allen, Allie Keen, Heart of Rock, Boss and Sydney McGill.

Sherwood Fest will have rides and inflatables. The purchase of a $5 armband allows for unlimited access to the ride and inflatables. There will a live pony carousel, an obstacle course, sumo wrestling, moonwalks, joust, slides and other inflatables.

A kid zone will have free crafts, games and balloon animals.