by: GAZETTE FILE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Clyde List, aka Friar Tuck, rides as grand marshal in the 2009 Robin Hood Festival Parade. The deadline for the Maid Marian selection is coming up soon.Would you like to be a part of one of the most historic festivals in Oregon?

The Robin Hood Festival is seeking more volunteers to help with various aspects of the event. Even just a couple hours of your time can help. This is a fantastic opportunity to assist with Sherwood’s signature community celebration, now in its 61st year.

This year’s Festival will take place July 18-19 in Old Town Sherwood. The parade theme this year is “Once Upon a Time in Sherwood.” Parade applications are available at with a $10 suggested donation to support parade costs.

The International Archery Tournament with Nottingham, England, is July 19-20 at Edy Ridge Elementary School. This age-old tradition has been taking place in both locales for 59 years. by: GAZETTE FILE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Deadline for the Maid Marian court is coming soon. Here's the 2009 court on a float in the annual Robin Hood Festival Parade.

This year, Sherwood will be welcoming some visiting archers from Nottingham to make the event extra special.

There is still time to apply to be a part of the Maid Marian Junior and Senior courts.

Applications must be received by May 3. We will be celebrating 60+ years of the Maid Marian Court, with commemorative activities planned.

Application forms are available at Sherwood elementary and middle schools, the Sherwood High counseling office, the Sherwood Public Library and at the website.

Interviews will be held Saturday, May 10, and the coronation will take place at the Sherwood Public Library Monday, May 12 at 6 p.m. Community members are invited to attend the coronation.

Would your business like to reach thousands of people by becoming a festival sponsor?

This is a perfect way to highlight a product or service and support one of the oldest non-profit community organizations in Sherwood. We will also be holding a Silent Auction at the Festival again this year.

Performers, vendors, sponsors, parade entrants and archers interested in the Festival and archery tournament should visit for details.

The Robin Hood Festival Association meets the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Sherwood.

Send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-625-4233 for more information.

— Susan Danz

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