The official start of Sherwood Fest is the annual Sherwood Fest 5K Fun Run presented by the Rotary Club of Sherwood. The 5K will begin at 8 am on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Sherwood Forest. The 5K has been dubbed “Conquer the Climb” because the race course ends with a challenging uphill segment right before the finish line.


Immediately following the 5K will be the 1K Family Run/Walk. This is slated to start around 9 a.m., and strollers and “people-friendly pets” with current tags are invited to participate.


Registration is online via webscorer.com and the registration deadline is Sept. 27 to guarantee a race t-shirt. All money raised through this event go towards Sherwood Rotary scholarships and youth programs.


Sherwood’s Park and Recreation is also seeking volunteers and vendors for the annual Sherwood Fest.


Civic organizations, businesses, churches and individuals that would like to get involved can contact event coordinator Misty Heaton at 833-0476 or sherwoodfest@cityofsherwood.net.


The event is funded by the Sherwood Advertising & Promotion Commission.


“Our volunteers are essential for Sherwood Fest,” Heaton said in a press release. “They help the event run smoothly and efficiently. There are many ways to get involved, from running contests and managing bounce houses to setting up for the event or keeping the festival grounds tidy. We welcome any family-friendly business or individual to get involved in this fun-filled community event as either a vendor, a volunteer or both.”


An online application is available at: www.cityofsherwood.net/265/Sherwood-Fest-2017 for concessions, vendors and kids


zone booths. Concession vendors must provide proof of liability insurance, a photo of their food truck/ stand and an Arkansas Health Department license with their application to be approved. The pricing for concession vendors is $125 during the month of August and increase to $150 from Sept. 1-15. Regular vendor prices are $75 through August and $100 in September.


Sponsorships at varying levels and benefits are also available. For more information on sponsorships, visit www.cityofsherwoodnet/265/Sherwood-Fest-20 17.