I attended opening weekend of King Richard’s Faire in Carver, MA. This was my first time attending, so I really didn’t know what to expect at a Renaissance Faire. The grounds are truly the perfect setting for a Renaissance Faire. It was like a magical village in the woods and we were transported back in time. The artisans cottages were scattered throughout the entire 80 acres of grounds. There was everything from blacksmiths, glass blowers and pottery to homemade herbs and potions, metal swords, daggers and axes!
Live shows are plentiful and the Faire offers eight stages featuring acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, minstrels, dancers, fire eaters, puppeteer and much more! We caught a jousting tournament and some smaller shows throughout the Faire. King Richard’s Faire has something for every age. The hand operated carnival rides and face painting were a huge draw for my four year old daughter. My 17 year old loved the reality of it all, the characters roaming around the grounds, costumes and traditional renaissance dialogue made you feel as if you had stepped back in time.
One of the highlights for us was people watching! Upon arrival we were greeted with costumed faire-goers at the entrance and there were tons of costumed visitors. I felt a bit under dressed in my jeans and flip flops and my daughters both longed for a Renaissance gown of their own. We could’ve rented costumes but decided to dress up next year! The costume choices are endless and you are sure to find the perfect costume for the whole family. Choices included Wenches, Knights, Pirates and Princesses. Prices range from $5-$20 for kids and $25-$60 for adults.
We had a great time at the King Richards Faire and can’t wait to go back. The food, drink and festivities were fun for all ages but be warned to bring your wallet! Food prices, carnival rides and shopping can get expensive! Tickets are $27 for Adult and $15 for children aged 4-11. Tickets gain you access to the Faire and all of the shows. King Richards Faire takes place weekends from September 1st through October 21st including Columbus Day (10/8). Gates Open at 10:30 am and close at 6:00pm. For more information visit the website or follow King Richard’s Faire on Facebook.
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. Erika received two tickets free of charge to facilitate this review. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.
What a nice post and great photos… looks like you had a great time with the girls! I love the people watching too… it is so fascinating to see people getting into character alongside the actors!