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.

Monday, 12th August 2019, 10:34 am
Updated Monday, 12th August 2019, 11:34 am
Villain of the peace the sheriff of Nottingham rides onto the jousting arena.
Villain of the peace the sheriff of Nottingham rides onto the jousting arena.

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:

You are never too old to dress up as Robin Hood, as 79 year old Nev Jones proves.
Nisha Perera had to spend time in the stocks.
Max was dressed up as a knight.
Due to the inclement weather an impromptu music and dance session was held in the centre buildings.
Playing the ancient Millepon is Arie Yanissen.
Robin Hood hero of the joust arrives into the arena.
Daft Sally and Simple Tom were the events resident fools.
The sheriff of Nottingham spears the hoops.
Robin Hood and the sheriff of Nottingham do battle in the Jousting stalls.
Alan a Dale was at the joust to entertain the visitors.
Alfie and Jude Stone knights of the wet table were going to the joust.
Due to the inclement weather an impromptu music and dance session was held in the centre buildings.
Villain of the peace the sheriff of Nottingham rides onto the jousting arena.