Sep 122017
 

There is so much fun to be had at King Richard's Faire in southeastern Massachusetts!

Hear ye, hear ye! It’s September and around these parts that means that King Richard’s Faire is back. 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 Fairs is the place to be if you want to fully immerse yourself in the 16th century. If you’ve never been to a renaissance festival, you are seriously missing out a very unique experience. The fair includes all sorts of entertainment, exciting rides, shows, games and so much more. Here’s what you should expect when you go.

And yes, you too can lock your husband up in a cage when you go……

You can also lock your husband in a cage at King Richard's Faire in Carver, MA

Lots of amazing entertainment!

There are eight stages of live entertainment all day, included in your admission price at King Richard’s Faire. In addition to jousting show, you can see fire eating, magic, comedy shows, acrobatic acts and much more.

There is endless entertainment at King Richard's Faire

Not only will you see trained actors on the various stages, but there are also performers walking around the faire. Musicians, magicians and maybe even a joker or two can be found around the fairground. You just never know who you will run into there.

Cosplay musicians play music at King Richard's Faire!

One thing that I look forward to year after year is The Torture Show.  This guy is incredible. In addition to all his stunts, he’s really funny, so if you go – I highly recommend making it a point to see his show.  You will love it.

The Torture Show at King Richard's Faire!

The jousting show is also something not to be missed. The actors are highly skilled and put on a very entertaining show.  It draws in a huge crowd and is definitely something to see when you go to the faire.

See a real life jousting show at King Richard's Faire!

When you enter the faire, be sure to pick up a schedule and plan your day accordingly – there is much to see and some of the acts only go on once per day, so don’t miss out! Also, plan to bring some tip money for the performers to help make sure that they are able to come back again next year.

Great food!

If you associate renaissance festivals with ginormous turkey legs, you’re not alone. Don’t worry – forearm-sized turkey legs can be found in abundance at King Richard’s Faire. In addition to turkey legs, there is lots of typical festival food available for purchase. There are things like chicken fingers,  cheese fries, ice cream sundaes and cheeseburgers. See the full food selection here.

There are lots of great food options at King Richard's Faire!

In order to purchase food at the faire, you will need to purchase food and beverage tickets. At each food stand, the number of tickets needed for each item is clearly marked so that you will know how many food tickets you need. Food and beverage tickets can be purchased at food ticket booths, unused tickets are non-refundable.

Purchase your food and beverage tickets at booths just like this at King Richard's Faire!

Fun rides

Stop by and enjoy the 18 glorious and exciting games and rides in The Gaming Glen, but remember you play at your own risk!

Men of strength, power and skill can throw axes and knives.

Throw knives King Richard's Faire!

Everyone who enjoys tests of skill will seek:
The Archer’s Field
Dastardly Darts
Crusader’s Crossbows
Captain’s Cannons
Jacob’s Ladder
King of the Log
Dragon Joust

Try your hand at archery at King Richard's Faire!

If you’re like me and like lower key rides & attractions, check out these:
Play hide n’ seek in M’Lady’s Shady Maze
Feel the enchantment of the Swan Swing
Ride the Flying Carousel
Ride the Pirates Ships

Ride the pirate ships when you are at King Richard's Faire!

Most of these rides and attraction are an extra fee, so keep that in mind before you go. But seriously, go throw some ninja stars!  Where else can you do that?

At King Richard's Faire you can try your hand at throwing ninja stars!

Cosplay galore!!

Not everyone who is dressed up in costume is on the payroll at Faire, either. Many people dress up and head to the faire just for fun. There are themed weekends almost every weekend that the faire runs, so that gives many people a perfect excuse to join in on the fun.

These three lovely people happen to be three of the Faire’s paid cast members who perform throughout the Faire and on the King’s Stage twice daily!

There is tons of cosplay at King Richard's Faire!

You never know who you will run into at the faire.

Cosplay galore at King Richard's Faire!

If you get there in your regular clothes and decide you want to dress up once you are there, King Richard’s favorite costumer is located just steps inside the gate. Rental prices are $10- $20 for children, and $30 – $65 for adults.

The King has many different types of costumes to rent including:

  • Wenches
  • Ladies
  • Rogues
  • Knights
  • Pirates
  • Peasants
  • Princesses
  • Princes

Rent your own costumes at King Richard's Faire.

Lots of Artisans selling homemade goods!!!

Most Renaissance Festivals offer a chance for people to see how everyday items were made back in medieval times. Like most Renfaires, King Richard’s Faire includes a blacksmith, jewelry makers, candle makers, pottery sculptors, glass blowers and other artisans of the time. When you buy their goods, there is a really good chance you are getting a one-of-a-kind item because the majority of it is hand made.

Handmade artisans sell lots of wonderful goods at King Richard's Faire.

All of the shops at King Richard’s Faire are privately owned, and a lot of their owners are people who have made it their life’s work to make and sell their hand made creations.

Buy lots of handmade goods at King Richard's Faire.

Spend some time browsing their shops because you will find some true gems at King Richard’s Faire.  I picked up a flower crown when I was there recently!

Exotic animals!

In addition to pony rides for all the young lords and ladies, you can see several other exotic animals at King Richard’s Faire every season.

Pony rides are available at King Richard's Faire!

The Faire’s Great Cats of the World show features an array of exotic cats, from the baby bobcat to Dexter, the giant black panther.

You are in for a real treat when you visit King Richard's Faire!

There are lots of themed weekends at King Richard’s Faire. Check the full schedule to see when you can catch the Men in Kilts Contest or when the Game of Thrones weekend is. Next weekend is Vow Renewal at the faire! Grab your special someone, wear red clothing, and head to the Faire! This weekend will be packed with lovers of all ages! Share a romantic ride on the Swan Swing, a glass of Champagne together, and renew your commitment to one another during a beautiful ceremony on the King’s Stage!

King Richard’s Faire is very family friendly. Rides and performances are offered to entertain any and all age groups. From face painting to carnival rides to the beer garden, these festivals do their best to keep everybody happy. For my family, it’s the overall atmosphere that keeps us going back year after year. It’s a fun and light-hearted way to spend some “unplugged” time with your family.

King Richard’s Faire is open Saturdays & Sundays September 2 through October 22 plus Labor Day and Columbus Day from 10:30 am – 6 pm!

Tickets are $32 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 King Richard’s Faire 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.

  66 Responses to “What To Expect at King Richard’s Faire”

  1. That looks like so much fun! We have a ren faire in our area, and we try to go every year. King Richard’s Faire sounds like a great one! I’d love to take the fam there.

  2. What a great family activity! It looks like you all had a great tie, I will have to look for something like this in my area!

  3. That is not just dinner theatre. That is the whole extravaganza and on 80 acres how great. If I am up that way I will definitely check it out.

  4. I always loved these types of fairs, whether it was in Germany where I grew up (yes, we have them there too), or in Tampa, which had a pretty big one like this. Now I have no idea if there is on in Las Vegas, but it would surprise me, if it wasn’t. You are sadly to far away from me, to visit this particular fair. But hey, maybe one day. Blessings!

  5. Kings Richards Faire reminds me of the New York Rennaisance Faire which I haven’t been to in ages. I need to plan a trip to one or both of those this year!

  6. This looks like a hoot! We have something similar called the Ohio Renaissance Festival that is actually going on now through the end of October. My favorite is just watching all the people who attend in full getup!

  7. It would be fun to dress up in costume and go hang out. I would like to see some jousting!

  8. Love it! I have never attended any event like King Richard’s Faire, so I am hoping they will start to offer something in my neighborhood. Thanks for sharing this wonderful event!

  9. I have never heard of this place but I don’t live where you do. It looks like a lot of fun. It kind of reminds me of the Renaissance Festival that we have here in town. I would love to check it out.

  10. Oh my gosh YES, I would LOVE to do something like this. I am so going to put it on my To Do list.

  11. I used to live near a Renaissance Faire growing up, but I have never been. It looks like quite the experience! It’s like time-traveling comic con! Glad you had a fun time there, I will have to give in and go one day.

  12. This looks like so much fun for the entire family! It reminds me of the faire we have here every April. I go with a group of friends every year.

  13. I would love to go to a renaissance festival some day. I’m always intrigued by your photos from your family adventures at them, I think we would have a great time too!

  14. This looks like so much fun! It’s very cool that you can rent costumes. I like the idea of dressing up but don’t want the commitment of buying costumes.

  15. I totally want to go! All of the activities look like fun and I know I’d go home with lots of pictures and souvenirs.

  16. King Richard’s Faire would be so much fun to go to. They did an amazing job on their costumes.I will have to see if I can plan to be in the area next year for it.

  17. This is one of my favorite time periods. This would be a fantastic event to take the kids on the weekend. I can not imagine having to wear those dresses full time. They would be so heavy.

  18. Always an exciting time of the year! It’s awesome to be able to go to one of these and just enjoy what it has to offer! I’m pretty sure I’ll have fun watching the shows!

  19. Oh gosh that looks like so much fun! We don’t have anything like that near us but I’d definitely go if we did.

  20. I haven’t been to one of these for the longest time! It’s really so much fun to see people in costumes and just enjoy the shows and all that!

  21. This looks like a lot of fun. Do they do this every year. I’m not really into cosplay, but sometimes dressing up is just so much fun.

  22. Considering I actually live so close by, I actually have never been. I guess I should go with the kids to check it out myself.

  23. This looks like such a cool event! I have always wanted to attend one of these! I always missed Renaissance fest in Denver while I lived there.

  24. I absolutely love events like this. Old school faires like this are things that I remember going to when I was a child.

  25. I’ve always thought it would be super cool to go to something like this. Wow, 80 acres, that’s huge!

  26. This would be an awesome trip. My little ones are so into knights and princess saving.

  27. I love places like this, it takes you back in time in a fun way too! I’m sure my boys will love going here as well! I’d love to plan a trip and just enjoy this!

  28. This look like so much fun! I have not been to a Renaissance Fair in years!

  29. This place looks like a lot of fun! It reminds me of Medieval Times!

  30. I love Renaissance Faires. They’re a lot of fun to see and my daughter always loved dressing up.

  31. What a great way to make memories! It looks like there were so many things to enjoy and do while you were there. I have never been to one before so Thank you for sharing.

  32. I think this is a must visit place! Will be bringing my kids here soon.

  33. I love themed places like these! Looks like a wonderful place to visit with the entire family – I know I’d check it out in a heart beat!

  34. so fun! my kids would love this, we have always wanted to do something like this!

  35. This looks like an awesome festivity. We love the Renaissance Festivals.

  36. Wow, that looks like some good old fashioned fun! I would definitely lock my husband up too. Hahaha!

  37. I love the Renaissance Festival! It is always so much fun and so much to see and do. The food really is amazing. They offer a lot of variety, and it is always so delicious and hearty. We will definitely have to take our son this year.

  38. That looks so fun! I love a ll the costumes!

  39. Oh what fun! I would love to be able to go to a faire like this but alas – there are none close to me in Montana. It sure looks like you had a wonderful time

  40. Reneissance faires are fun.Kids love them

  41. This is definitely similar to the Renaissance Festival we have here in Atlanta. A fun fair that will make you feel like you are in that era.

  42. My brother met his wife at our local renaissance faire! I have a soft spot in my heart for them, and so many happy memories there. Looks like yours is a blast!

  43. This feels like you are in Medieval times. Such a great family bonding activity it is. I never experienced this yet and hopefully I will when I have my own family already.

  44. I’ve never been to anything like that before, Looks like you guys had a blast!

  45. This looks like such a brilliant event! I would love to step into Robin Hood’s world for a day.

  46. My friends like to do the Renaissance Fairs here in the area. I will have to tell them about this, it sounds like it would be a great road trip idea!

  47. What a fun event! I am looking for a similar one around here (Missouri) and although there is one in Kansas City, that’s 4 hours from me!

  48. Wow this looks super eventful. I’ve never been to one of those but feel like I need too!

  49. Such a fun experience and the perfect time of the year to get outside to enjoy it!

  50. I went to a Renaissance faire as a child but havent taken my kids for the experience. They would love this and even the costumes are reasonably priced so that would be a fun experience. The shows are a must for me I’ll bet those kids would need a ride or too. I’ll have to check for our local faire.

  51. This sounds so exciting; a day full of adventure!! Cosplay is always fun! And I loved the cage part the most, haha!! 🙂

  52. This would be something I would love to check out for myself. I won’t be able to make it there this year but hopefully next year.

  53. This looks likes a lot of fun for every member of the family. We have an annual fair in my area, but I don’t think it’s this colorful. Thanks for sharing!

  54. One of these days I’m going to get to a Ren Faire. They look like a lot of fun.

  55. I never had been to something like this. Looks like so much fun!

  56. This place looks like fun! I’d really like to see the jousting. I’ve never been to a place like this before.

  57. Oh wow. What a fun event. It would be nice to experience life during that time period. Wish they’d have something like that close to where I live.

  58. I love a good Renaissance Faire and it looks like such a great time. My daughter and I love going to one every year. It’s a lot of fun.

  59. This is so fun. Kids would love going to a place like this.

  60. This looks like so much fun! I love going to this kind of events. Sounds like a real fun day out!

  61. This looks like fun. There are so many cool things to do in Massachusetts. I need to venture out there every once in a while.

  62. This place looks brilliant, We went to Warwick Castle in the Summer and that had stocks, a joust etc and it was brilliant.

  63. This place looks fun. Lots of cool stuff to do in Massachusetts.

  64. I love these kinda things you guys have over that side of the pond! We don’t have anything like that in the UK 🙁 x

  65. That looks like a lot of fun. It’s an event I’d enjoy going to.

  66. LOL on the husband being locked in the cage!! This looks like such a fun fair to go to.

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