Last year, Chris and I took the gruesome twosome to King Richard’s Faire, our local Renaissance fair, which is open every September and October in Carver, MA. The boys loved King Richard’s Faire so much that we promised it was something we would do with them every year. Seriously, they have talked about it off and on all year long (you can read all about our day there last year by clicking here) and they were thrilled when we went back over Labor Day weekend. The fair includes all sorts of entertainment, exciting rides, shows, games and so much more on the 80-acre site of King Richard’s Faire.
As soon as you walk through the gate, you feel like you’re stepping into medieval times.
One of the things that my boys loved last year was this maze. It’s $2 per person to go through the maze and come down the slide, which I think it a little bit pricey since it only takes about 45 seconds to go through it, but hey – the boys love it, so who am I to say no.
FYI, they did the maze three times. Each.
One of the things our family loves the most about King Richard’s Faire is that there is entertainment all day long. There are nine stages located all throughout the fairground and shows go on all day long. Be sure to grab a schedule on your way into the fair so that way you will know what’s going on at which stage.
We saw some awesome shows the day we were there. I mean awesome.
Here is what we saw during our day there:
Jacques Ze Whippeur (Dashing Danger) who amazed the audience with his skills using a whip. For the finale of the show, he was able to chop down a piece of spaghetti on top of his head using the whip. He kept whipping off pieces of the raw spaghetti until it was down to about 2 inches long…..on top of his head the entire time.
Next we saw The Wonder Show featuring the magic of Joseph of Stoughton. It was the same show we saw last year, but it was so good that we were eager to see it again. It definitely did not disappoint.
Next we saw the amazing Garbanzo do some fire Breathing and juggling.
The last show we saw were the acrobatic duo called Vicious & Delicious. It was seriously the highlight of our day at the fair. Here have a look:
Towards the end of the show, Star, who is a contortionist, was able to fit herself into this tiny box:
Before we left for the day, I wasn’t going to miss a chance to have a go at the throwing stars. Throwing stars are actually banned here in Massachusetts and the fair has to get a special permit to have them there.
It’s definitely not as easy to use them as it looks, but for $3, it was worth a try.
We had such a fun day at King Richard’s Faire. My boys have been talking about it non-stop since we went.
Tickets are $29 adults, $16 children (4-11), children under three are free. Tickets may be purchased at the gate (cash only) or online in advance on the Faire’s website, www.kingrichardsfaire.net (FYI – there is a $2 fee per ticket for online ticket sales). The Faire address is 235 Main Street, Carver, Mass. 02330, phone is 508-866-5391. Parking is free and no pets or outside food/drinks permitted.
The faire is open weekends now through October 19th from 10:30-6 pm!