Villain of the peace the sheriff of Nottingham rides onto the jousting arena.

See pictures as thousands turn out for final days of Robin Hood Festival

Thousands of Robin Hood's "merry men" have turned out at Sherwood Forest to enjoy a week of live entertainment, reenactments and archery for the annual Robin Hood Festival.

The Robin Hood Festival, now in its 35th year, welcomed tens of thousands to Sherwood Forest for the week of fun, from August 5 to August 11, and staff have already started preparing for next year's event. See our gallery below:

Playing the ancient Millepon is Arie Yanissen.

5. Robin Hood Festival

Playing the ancient Millepon is Arie Yanissen.
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Robin Hood hero of the joust arrives into the arena.

6. Robin Hood Festival 2019

Robin Hood hero of the joust arrives into the arena.
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Daft Sally and Simple Tom were the events resident fools.

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Daft Sally and Simple Tom were the events resident fools.
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The sheriff of Nottingham spears the hoops.

8. Robin Hood Festival 2019

The sheriff of Nottingham spears the hoops.
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