Sep 122016
 

Hear ye, hear ye!  It’s that time of year again.  For two months every fall, you can travel back in time at King Richard’s Faire in Carver, MA.  Spread out over 80 acres of woods, King Richard’s Faire is the place to be if you want to fully immerse yourself into a day in the life of someone back in the 1500’s.

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**Disclosure:  My family and I received complimentary admission to King Richard’s Faire in order to tell you about our experience there.  All opinions are strictly my own and we not influenced in any way.

If you’ve never been to a renaissance festival, you’re missing out on a chance to travel back in time to the 16th century.  They make for a seriously good time.

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King Richard’s Faire is very family friendly. There are many rides and performances throughout the day that are offered to entertain any and all age groups. From face painting to carnival rides to the beer garden, King Richard’s Faire does their best to keep everybody happy.  For my family, it’s the overall atmosphere that keeps us going back time and time again.  It’s a fun and light-hearted way to spend some quality time with your family.

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New for 2016 there are several new acts including: Luminous Fire and Flow, a beautiful fire, acrobatic and hoop act; Trash and Treasure, a fabulous new show for the entire family which offers wonderful audience participation; Hopeless Romantics, a terrific and funny one-man show; the talented Royalty Sings and Dances show with new royalty visiting our enchanted village; and the young princesses will rush to see our enchanting new mermaid as she arrives from the oceans surrounding Carvershire.

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Many favorites will be returning including: the bawdy Washing Well Wenches; talented high wire juggling antics from Squire of the Wire; magic and mayhem from The Wonder Show; high powered music from the Celtic group The American Rogues; beautiful aerial moves from Draiku; dangerous stunts from The Torture Show, the village whip master, Jacques Ze Whipper is back and we also have amazing acrobatic stunts and juggling from Daniel Duke of Danger; exotic animals from the Great Cats of the World show; life size puppets roam the village; watch out for flying mud and hilarious antics by the Sturdy Beggars™ Mud Show; daring sword play from the Mis-Adventurers; sweet sounding minstrels will roam Carvershire as will the magical fairies we call our Mystikals; and finally, the King’s brave knights will joust three times per day, with each joust more exciting than the next!

There are many talented artisans at the faire as well, so if you go – be sure to check out their goods because the majority of them are handmade and just plain awesome.

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No outside food or drink is permitted into the faire, but there are plenty of food options available.  They even now offer gluten free, vegetarian & lactose free food options – just know that food is not covered in the admission prices, so it will cost you extra.

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Faire hours are 10:30a-6p every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays, from September 5th through October 23, 2016. Tickets are $31 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free, and parking is free.

The Faire is located at 235 Main Street (Rt. 58) in Carver, MA.

We had a great time at King Richard’s Faire last weekend and are hoping to squeeze in another visit before they close for the year next month.

  88 Responses to “Hear Ye, Hear Ye! King Richard’s Faire is Back!”

  1. I so want to take my kids to a renaissance festival. We have one here, and we haven’t been. It looks like so much fun!

  2. Looks so cool. I think I went to one many years ago.

  3. Every year I say I want to go to this and always forget. I’m going!! i just need to find my outfit- you have to dress up LOL

  4. That looks like it’d be entertaining. It’s a place I’d love to visit sometime. That time period interests me.

  5. OMG this is so EPIC! The favorites listing>> the bawdy Washing Well Wenches; talented high wire juggling antics from Squire of the Wire; magic and mayhem from The Wonder Show; <<<
    Whoever they are, I want to see them. This faire sounds awesome and super fun.
    Hahah you're kids are such lucky packets to have a mom like you

  6. My kids have been going to the Renaissance Fair for a few years. They’re gonna miss it this year as my mother has a broken foot and my parent are the ones that take them. They are bummed because they have soooo much fun

  7. That is probably one of my favorite things about fall. I love going to places like this. They are so much fun to explore and they are so interesting. I would love to take my son here.

  8. I love a good renaissance faire as there is so much to see and do. It is fun for the whole family.

  9. I love going to Renaissance Fairs. It has been a few years since I have gone and ours is in late spring. I am hoping to get there next year.

  10. I’d love to visit that faire. It looks like so much fun for the kids. I’m really impressed that they had gluten-free options. That’s such a smart thing to do!

  11. Yesss! I love these Renaissance festivals! I’m usually a girly girl, but I absolutely ADORE medieval everything. Knights, sword fights, the whole thing!

  12. What a fun place to experience for sure. So glad you are able to attend this event, love reading about it!

  13. King Richard’s Faire sounds great! We have a fair like this that we go to every year. It’s a great way to spend the day.

  14. That sounds like so much fun! We have a Renaissance fair that comes around every year, but we’ve never been able to get there. We need to change that!

  15. That looks like so much fun! My mom used to bring me to Renaissance fairs when I was younger and I would love to take my kids to one soon!

  16. I love to go to the local fairs. The food, the fun, the atmosphere! I can’t wait to check it out.

  17. You sold me at Magic and Mayhem! We have a Renaissance Fair around here we love going to. Looks like a great day!

  18. What a great time!! I love this type of fun family entertainment. Did they have turkey legs and Scottish eggs?

  19. We have attended a similar festival here in Michigan. It was a ton of fun. It’s always good to get outdoors together as a family.

  20. This looks like a really fun event.

  21. There was something similar to this happening in Pittsburgh that we were interested in. Unfortunately time always gets the best of us and we didn’t make it but maybe next year since you guys had a great time!

  22. This would be a fun fair to check out. It would be fun to see the different costumes.

  23. I’ve never been to a Renaissance festival, but my daughter went last fall and loved it. She and her husband had so much fun.

  24. I love going to festivals like this!! Looks like a great day to spend and see all the different costumes and outfits.

  25. I have been trying to get to this festival for years! I mean years! I am determined to try to get there this year and has some fun. At least I would like to have a big Turkey Leg.

  26. I have always wanted to take my family to a renaissance fair! I won’t lie… I saw my first one in Gilmore Girls! Ever since it’s been on my bucket list!

  27. Oh well that looks like so much fu. If we had a King Richard’s Faire in our town I would definitely take the kids. Thank you for sharing

  28. What a great festival, looks super cool and entertaining

  29. I can’t remember the last time I attended this and it would be awesome to experience this again! I am still so fascinated with the costumes and the fact that you get transported back in time! It’s so much fun!

  30. I have always wanted to go to one of these! My friends go to one in PA and I’m always so jealous!

  31. This looks a fun festival! 😀 Glad you got a chance to go.

  32. It should be a really amazing festival! My son would love it.

  33. I LOVE going to Ren Fests and we go every year. This year I am taking some new friends to make some new memories. Super excited. Looks like you guys had an amazing time!

  34. I’ve never been to a Ren Fest before but this one looks very fun and authentic! Glad you had a good time!

  35. This one’s pretty awesome! I think it’s nice to take the kids here and just enjoy everything that the fair has to offer. I’m sure my kids will love it.

  36. What a neat place and so unique too! I bet my kids would really enjoy it there.

  37. What a neat place and so unique too! I bet my kids would really enjoy it there.

  38. Woah! How fun would this be? I would love to take my family to something like this!

  39. I can’t wait till our Medieval fair returns in January.They are so much fun. this looks like a great one to hang out at as well.

  40. I don’t know why we can’t ever have anything this awesome here. I know we need MORE activities to do around here, especially with the kids.

  41. We have one of these medieval type fairs coming to our area soon. I always think of the fun your family has at yours, I am very intrigued to see what ours is all about now!

  42. i never been to one before . My son just got invited to one. They look fun!

  43. My kids will surely enjoy that faire! Sounds like a lot of fun!

  44. King Richard’s Faire does have a medieval feel. It would be fun to explore the area and get the vibe of the medieval times.

  45. I’ve never been to a fair like this but it seems like a cool concept! Hope you had a blast!

  46. Ive never been to a renaissance fair but after reading this i definitely want to check one out.

  47. That looks like so much fun! I went to a similar faire when I was a kid, but my family has never done one together.

  48. This looks super fun. I love themed fairs like this because the kids won’t only have fun, but they’ll also learn at the same time.

  49. I wished we lived closer! This looks like a lot of fun!

  50. Looks like so much fun! Enjoyed following along on your social media, looks like a great time was had by all! The kids were loving it!

  51. My whole family loves to go to festivals like this! It is so much fun to share the history with the kids and see them learn.

  52. My whole family loves to go to festivals like this! It is so much fun to share the history with the kids and see them learn.

  53. That sounds like a great fair. I love going to fairs. They’re always great for the whole family. We have our fall festival going on this weekend! We’re all excited for that.

  54. I remember fairs like this so clearly as a kid, but I haven’t been to one is years. Looks like such a fun time with the kids.

  55. The King Richard’s Faire would be so fun. I would love to go with my Kids. It would be like going back in time.

  56. I have never been to a festival like this before! I think my kids would have a blast at a festival like this!

  57. This looks like so much fun! I think my kids would love it!

  58. We have a renaissance fair not far from from us, but I’ve never been before. I think I need to plan a visit after reading this, it seems like a fun weekend activity for my family!

  59. this place reminds me of how we do it in philippines every fiesta! we do have this kind of things too and nice to know that you have it there as well

  60. Woah! It looks so fun! I hope you had a great experienced there!

  61. Oh wow! What fun! I have always wanted to go to something like this. Would be great for the whole family.

  62. It looks fun! We also have it in my country and I will tell you it was fun.

  63. Medieval fairs are so much fun. I have gone to one is so long, but I remember my last visit fondly.

  64. Omg how fun! I have always wanted to go to A renaissance fair! Sounds like this one was a total blast!

  65. This looks like so much fun! I’d love to check this out!

  66. We went to a really cool renessance festival in Portland, OR. Havent had the chance to check one out, will have to check around for one.

  67. Oh my goodness! I haven’t been to one of these in years. I should totally look into the next one that comes our way. The kids would probably love it!

  68. Looks fun. Every year, there’s a Renaissance Festival here in Georgia. My husband and son have really enjoyed it.

  69. Wow, I want to go there. I am sure that my son will love an adventure in that place!

  70. It’s been ages since I go to a faire. I would love to bring my children there even if they older.

  71. Oh, my son will surely enjoy a day there. I wish I can bring him there so soon!

  72. The last time we had an adventure like this one was 6 months ago. I want my son experienced it too!

  73. What a fun way to show the kids a good time. These festivals are my favorite.

  74. Such a wonderful place to visit with lot of fun experience to explore. It is great that you had a chance to attend one such great event and loved reading more about it!

  75. I love going to festivals! My husband would love to go to a Renaissance festival one day! We have one nearby us!

  76. This looks so fun! I have visited a few renaissance festivals and greatly enjoyed myself, I need to check out King Richards Faire too!

  77. Oh my gosh, this looks so fun! I wish we had one locally!

  78. I’ve never been to King Richard’s Faire before but it sure does sounds like a fun place to visit.

  79. You guys are always having so much fun! I need to find the local RenFest here in GA and take my boys. We always went when we lived in TX.

  80. This reminds me of the Renaissance Festival in Atlanta. Looks like a great time!

  81. This looks and sounds like it would be a TON of fun! I’ve always been interested in this era!

  82. i love taking a step back in time. we go to williamsburg virgina in the winter and they also take you back, to colonial days there. it’s fun to walk around watching the horse rides, sipping on apple cider, and eating fudge from the candy shop. thanks for the intro to the king richards faire.

  83. I’ve never been to a fair like this one but I have always thought that they are so much fun. I like the idea of dressing up and pretending to live in another time period.

  84. I’ve been to the Renaissance Fair out here in California a whole bunch of times. So much fun for the kids and great food and entertainment. I’m wondering now if hubby would want to go. It doesn’t seem like his thing but I bet I could convince him somehow. Lucky you for getting tickets to write about it!

  85. What a fun experience! My family loves going to the Renaissance Faire. I haven’t gotten tickets to attend this year, so thanks for the reminder that we should!

  86. I love the medieval setting, always great to hangout in a place like this. I’ll keep this in mind in case I return to MA!

  87. This looks like such a great time. I would love to take my kids to something like this.

  88. We have one of these in our area and we love attending each Spring.