About festival


If you wish to attend the archery service will start at 10am with bacon butties from 9:30!
Otherwise come to the chancel from 11am with last registration at 3pm.


Come to St Margaret’s Church.

  1. You go to the chancel to register.
  2. The fee will be £10 to get your scorecard. (£30 for 2 adults and 2 children family ticket)
  3. When you have your scorecard you will go through to the Archery butts field

In the archery butts

  1. You go through to the Archery tent in the butts field.
  2. You will be given your bow and your bow will be strung – bows , arm and finger protectors provided, though you can bring your own
  3. You then progress to the practice butts.

Shooting arrows

  1. A bell will sound for a 10 second warning
  2. A bell will sound twice to start shooting your arrows.
  3. Arrows will be at each stand and you will have a colour (red, blue, yellow, green)
  4. You will have 4 minutes to shoot 5 arrows.
  5. A horn will mean that you MUST stop shooting.


  1. Your arrows will be scored and the top three will be counted for the competition
  2. You will progress through 5 stands.
  3. You will go through the Archery tent and hand back your bow.
  4. Your score will be added to the leader board and your scorecard validated by the vicar with a wax seal!

There will be a hog roast in the churchyard and cream teas in the church. You are welcome to bring a picnic.


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