It’s time again for one of our favorite events for a fun family day trip — the 9th Annual Sherwood Forest Faire! This Medieval-themed Faire is located about an hour from Austin in McDade, Texas, and is set in a charming 23-acre wooded village that features shoppes, pubs, restaurants and stages and games. The the forest abounds with Robin Hood’s merry men, pirates, nobles and plenty of merriment. Enjoy faeries, swordplay, theatre, magic, comedy, and more on Saturdays and Sundays through April 22, as well as Friday, Mar. 16 from 10 a.m. – dusk.

The Sherwood Forest Faire is such a fun and magical event! Feel free to dress in costume to feel right at home as you stroll through the village featuring over 130 merchant shops. Enjoy entertainment from 40+ stage acts as well as live jousting and falconry shows, all while you gnaw on a giant turkey leg and sip some grog.

The kids can play carnival games, enjoy a petting zoo, join a parade, watch a puppet show, and enjoy rides. For more info about children’s entertainment, click here. And click here to read all about our experience taking the kids to a previous Faire.

Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. through April 22 as well as Friday, Mar. 16 for Spring Break. Rain or Shine.

Tickets: Take note that children ages 5 and under are FREE! You can SAVE by ordering your tickets online here.

  • Adult (age 13+) — Online: $22, at the Gate: $25
  • Youth (age 6-12) — Online: $13, at the Gate: $15
  • Military or Senior (age 65+) with ID: $20 (at the Gate only)

The Sherwood Forest Faire is offering several BOGO offers for select dates and times. Click here to see all of these special deals.

For more information about the Faire, you can visit their website and Facebook page.

–> Giveaway! We have a 4-pack of tickets to give away to a lucky reader! The winner will be able to choose which date to attend the Faire. Enter below. Good luck! Entering the giveaway will add you to the Do512 Family email list, where we let you know about the best Austin family events each week.

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! Winners have been notified by email.