Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017
There'll be lots going on in Oakham, with the popular Hue & Cry event, starting at one end of the High Street, where a suitably dressed villain will set off first. The High Sheriff will immediately shout 'Raise the Hue and Cry!'. Hunting horns will sound and will be the signal for the participants to set off in pursuit. The villain will have a large red handkerchief tucked into the back of his trousers. Whosoever first retrieves the handkerchief will be deemed the winner.
Depending on the number of registrants, there will be at least five Hues and Cries; inclusivity, children's key stage 1, children's key stage 2, gentlemen, ladies, and individuals pushing prams or trolleys. The event will conclude with Rutland Bassett Hounds pursuing the scent of the villains.
The High Sheriff will award prizes for the winner of each Hue and Cry and there will be a special prizes for the best dressed participant (period dress is encouraged).
Just off High Street you will find a 15th Century Encampment at Oakham Castle, where you can try your hand at archery, take part in medieval games, train as a knight or learn the ways of the court.
Witness a Knights Tournament, Archery and heritage craft displays and give your whole family a fun day out.
Map & Directions
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