This year marks the 37th year the city of Sherwood has sponsored Sherwood Fest. As in past years, the event will be free to the general public.

It is slated for Saturday, Sept. 21, and will be held at Sherwood Forest. The festival is supported by the Sherwood Advertising and Promotion Commission.

"Sherwood Fest is a family oriented event that combines crafts, kid’s activities, and family entertainment," states a Sherwood Fest press release. The theme of the event will be "Celebrating Community … one family at a time."

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until dark when the city will provide a fireworks display.

The day’s activities will include live music, a Sherwood Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast, the Sherwood Rotary Club 5K run, a cute kids contest, a Little Caesar’s pizza eating contest and dance teams.

The Sherwood Chamber Annual Pancake Breakfast will host its Annual Pancake Breakfast to kick off Sherwood Fest at Sherwood Forest, from 8-10 a.m. Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Call the Chamber office at 835-7600 for tickets.

Below is the schedule of entertainment:

10-10:30 a.m. — Cruzway

11-11:30 a.m. — Marissa’s Dancers

11:30- noon — Cruzway

Noon-12:30 p.m. — ATA Martial Arts Demo

12:30-2 p.m. — The Fragile Elite

2-2:30 p.m. — O’Donovan’s Irish Dancers

2:30-4 p.m. — The Revolutioners

4-4:30 p.m. — Studio 1 Dance

4:30-6 p.m. — Amy Brown featuring Deadwood Groove

6-6:30 p.m. — New Creation Professional Dance Company

6:30-Dark — Sensory 2

All vendors are welcome - arts & crafts, food, civic organizations, commercial businesses, churches - anyone who has an interest in the public.

According to the city’s Facebook Page, Sherwood Fest’s schedule has been updated as the festival draws near.

"Sherwood Fest is two weeks away We are so excited. We have added Mister Morphis to our list of entertainers, so be sure to check him out at 10am on the big stage. We are also excited to announce a free video game room in the Sherwood Room following the pancake breakfast. So many fun things to look forward. Be sure to come out and stay all day with us. You won’t want to miss it.," states the page.

Late applications can be filed through Sept. 14 and will cost $70 for non-food vendors and $110 for concession stand vendors.

Last-minute vendors will be charged as follows: $95 for non food entrants and $135 for concession vendors. Last-minute vendors are considered those between Sept. 15-19.

The cost for electric service is $10 for 110 volts and $25 for 220 volts.

For more information or questions, please contact Sarah Coulter at 833-0476 or email to