Past comes alive at 2nd annual Nottingham Festival

Last weekend at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley was the second annual Nottingham Festival. The two-day event transformed the park into 16th century England with live entertainment, food, games, and merchants selling their wares. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Olivia Magoffin, 5, left, her step-brother, Jack Landeros, 7, and sister, Kenna, 7, of Simi Valley listen to Sherrinn Mullen (cq) talk about spinning wool into yarn on a saxony spinning wheel during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A bell ringer helps announce the arrival of Queen Elizabeth during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
A bell ringer helps announce the arrival of Queen Elizabeth during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Amy Berner, right, of San Diego and Linnea Allen of Pinon Hills cheer on the Country Garden Dancers during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Amy Berner, right, of San Diego and Linnea Allen of Pinon Hills cheer on the Country Garden Dancers during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Ashley Brinsfield, left, adjusts a hat worn by her three-year-old niece, Bentley Koopman, during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Ashley Brinsfield, left, adjusts a hat worn by her three-year-old niece, Bentley Koopman, during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Trinity Terry, 13, pulls on a rope during a tug-o-war with her brother, Jesse, during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Trinity Terry, 13, pulls on a rope during a tug-o-war with her brother, Jesse, during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Carson Bickel of Oxnard watches as Queen Elizabeth passes by during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Carson Bickel of Oxnard watches as Queen Elizabeth passes by during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Queen Elizabeth is carried through "Nottingham" to the Gloriana Stage during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Queen Elizabeth is carried through “Nottingham” to the Gloriana Stage during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Dozens of spectators watch as the "Queen's Show" is performed on the Gloriana Stage during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

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Dozens of spectators watch as the “Queen’s Show” is performed on the Gloriana Stage during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Sharon Sheffield tries to maintain her balance on a stack of blocks as a Jenga-like game of Towers is played beneath her during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Sharon Sheffield tries to maintain her balance on a stack of blocks as a Jenga-like game of Towers is played beneath her during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

H:EDITORIALPhotos11 November 2014MC-11-20-14 MC 307 Nottingham Festival SV MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LEARNING TO JUGGLE - Ellie Brown, 8, of Simi Valley laughs while she learns how to juggle sticks during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

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LEARNING TO JUGGLE – Ellie Brown, 8, of Simi Valley laughs while she learns how to juggle sticks during the second annual Nottingham Festival at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley on Nov. 15.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Second annual Nottingham Festival, Simi Valley.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Second annual Nottingham Festival, Simi Valley.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Second annual Nottingham Festival, Simi Valley.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Second annual Nottingham Festival, Simi Valley.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Second annual Nottingham Festival, Simi Valley.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Second annual Nottingham Festival, Simi Valley.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Second annual Nottingham Festival, Simi Valley.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Second annual Nottingham Festival, Simi Valley.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Second annual Nottingham Festival, Simi Valley.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Second annual Nottingham Festival, Simi Valley.

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