Wednesday, September 27, 2017

TOP STORY >> 41st Sherwood Fest

Sherwood Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. Admission and parking are free.

More than 4,000 people are expected to attend the 41st annual event.

The entertainment schedule includes many local musicians and performers including at 10 a.m. Ukulele Bill, 11 a.m. Impact Gymnastics, 11:30 a.m. Annie Zimmerman, 11:45 a.m. Magician Rocky Clements, 12:30 p.m. Dance FX, 12:45 p.m. Arkansas Circus Arts, 1 p.m. Alexandra Powell, 1:15 p.m. Limelight Performance Academy, 1:30 p.m. Sharecroppers, 2:30 p.m. Arkansas Circus Arts, 3 p.m. Cheer Time Revolution, 3:15 p.m. Brian and Terri Kinder, 4:15 p.m. Ms. Karen’s Dance Studio, 4:30 p.m. Arkansas Circus Arts, 4:45 p.m. Marissa and Jacq’s Dancers, 5 p.m. Allie Keene, 5:15 p.m. Jax Gym Trampoline and Tumbling, 5:30 p.m. Caleb Allen and 5:45 p.m. Arkansas Circus Arts.

Ukulele Bill will give away three ukuleles during his show.

Three contests are returning to the event this year, including the Sherwood Rotary Club’s Conquerthe Climb 5K Fun Run and 1K Family Walk/Run, Keep Sherwood Beautiful’s Castle-Building Contest and Archery.

The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. at Sherwood Forest. After the 5K there will be a 1K family run/walk, which will begin around 9 a.m. Strollers and people-friendly pets with current tags are welcome.

Register online at Sept. 27 is the deadline to guarantee a race T-shirt. Proceeds will support the Sherwood Rotary’s scholarships and youth programs.

The 5K registration fee is $15 for ages 18 and under or $25 for ages 19 and up.

The 1K Family Walk/Run is $10 per person. For more information about the races, email or visit

Keep Sherwood Beautiful will register teams of up to four people for the Castle-Building Contest at the information booth until 2 p.m. The group will provide recycled materials for participants to build a castle and requests that participants only use what the organization provides to be fair to all teams.

Keep Sherwood Beautiful will judge the castles and award trophies to the best three. The contest is open to all ages and will begin at 2:30 p.m.

An amateur archery contest will begin at 10:30 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to the top three competitors in an adult and children’s divisions. Recurve bows and arrows will be provided. Participants may not bring their own equipment for the contest. Medieval costumes are encouraged but not required.

After the winners are announced, attendees not wishing to compete may try their hands at archery under the guidance of Sylvan Hills High School Archery Club coaches and trained volunteers.

For more information, email

Unlimited-access armbands for rides will cost $5. The mechanical carnival rides include the Alpine Chairlift, Power Wheel, Pirates Revenge, Turbo Tubs of Fun, G-Force Twin Spin, Space Maze Lazer Tag and Hang Time, which simulates skydiving.

A free Knight Castle and Pirates Bounce/Slide Combo will be available to people without armbands.

Aaron Acosta will provide free balloon animals from noon to 3 p.m. Magician Rocky Clements will hold additional magic shows at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Arkansas Circus Arts will also provide roaming entertainment in between their performances on the main stage.

Some vendors will be providing yard games, giveaways and crafts at their booths.

Concession booths have already sold out. Other vendors can reserve booths online at