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Established in 2012 this festival has taken place every June since in the medieval archery butts next St Margaret's Church, Long Riston.

The one-day event offers shooting activities  for all age ranges and abilities, with a practice area and archers on hand to lend advice and help. There is face painting, refreshments and great food throughout the day. Picnickers also welcome in the viewing area only on a first come first served basis. 

Archery church service

If you wish to attend the archery service will start at 11am with bacon butties.
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 church for scoring and sealing your scorecard.

  4. Your score will be added to the leader board and your scorecard validated by the vicar with a wax seal!

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