Who's Guarding Your Gate?
(Pictures of Sherwood are posted in the picture galleries)
We went to the new festival, Sherwood Forest Faire, without very high expectations. After all, it is brand new. We have seen many a start up festival here in the North Texas area fail quickly…
And of course, our biggest obstacle was that we have TRF to use for comparison. I had to keep reminding myself that this was not going to be in-line with TRF by any fashion, – it is simply too new. It would not matter if they were just as large, had as many shows and actors, or anything. It is new, and has not had the chance to build its own “magical” feel that a well-established festival like TRF has. I had also been keeping track of their progress on the Sherwood web site, and had been thinking that they may have been rushing things a bit. Looking back after being there, I am actually very impressed with how much they got done in the amount of time they did it in.
We decided to go on opening day. What better way to get a feel for what it could become. (We hope to return before it ends, and see what changes (if any) they do, and see how the shops and actors stand up to multiple weekends.) After enduring many weeks of cold, harsh, rainy and snowy weather in North Texas, I was worried about conditions when we went. The weather in Texas can still get a bit nasty in February, and without much notice as we all know! However, the weather on opening day could not have been better! It started out sunny and cool, and developed into a wonderful mild temperature that lasted throughout the day. Perfect for a light jacket! Continue reading