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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Huzzah, King Richard's Faire is Coming Giveaway

King Richard's Faire is coming. As always, it opens Labor Day weekend. And, we have 4 tickets to giveaway for opening weekend. Hopefully, we'll get to the faire this year, but my wife's dealing with some knee problems and walking around all day on it might not be the best thing. Perhaps, if we wait until the end of the festival, she might be good enough to get around.
Not familiar with the festival? Shame on you. It runs in Carver, MA and is the longest running Renaissance festival in New England, originating in 1982 and taking you back to the 16th century. I don't remember why, but we missed the show last year. We try to get there every year. You can read our review of King Richard's Faire from 2013. Some of the performers change each year but the general flow of the festival remains the same.

This year's festival runs from September 5th through October 25th, weekends only, including Labor Day and Columbus Day. 10:30 am - 6:00 pm every day. You can see the full entertainment schedule online.

Each weekend, there is a theme with a special event/activity. Check the schedule below for your favorite activities. If you have kids, a couple of the weekend's in October are popular for them with the Prince & Princess Parade and Fairies & Pirates Parade. Some other weekends have a bit more of an adult theme. They encourage coming in costume every weekend, and you can rent them on site if you don't have your own.

Sept 5:    Carver Day
Sept 6:    Military Appreciation Day
Sept 12:  Cleavage Contest
Sept 19:  Vow Renewals
Sept 26:  Game of Thrones Contest
Oct 3:      Prince & Princess Parade
Oct 10:    The Highlands Hunks Contest
Oct 17:    Fairies & Pirates Parade
Oct 24:    Adult Costume Contest
Oct 25:    Final Drum Jam
What to expect if you go? Lots of fun and lots of food and beer, but food is extra. Plan accordingly with the food and drinks as you must buy tickets first. We have noticed a changing menu over the years and the web site mentions more gluten free, vegetarian, and lactose free options this year. The big turkey leg and roasted corn are always a favorite.

Besides all the entertainers doing their shows, one of our favorite areas of the event is the games and rides area where you get to play with period weapons and activities, like the axe throwing and archery. You can also test your strength, knock your kid with some pillows, roll a mug down a bar, and ride down a zip line to simulate a joust, to name a few. There was even a kid-size strength test.

To see all the fun you can have, check out past pictures over on Pinterest. Assuming you catch a good weather weekend, everyone will be sure to have a blast.

Tickets are $29 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 and parking are free. Discounts available to groups of 25 adults or more by emailing The Faire is located at 235 Main Street (Rt. 58) in Carver, Mass. 02330, phone is 508-866-5391, email

Not from the area? Wikipedia has a great list of Renaissance Festivals found in other parts of the world. Not all of them are run in the early fall.
The giveaway is for a four pack of opening day tickets and runs through 11:59pm EDT on 9/2/2015. You must be 18+ to win. Giveaway is open to whoever can be in Carver, MA Labor Day weekend. Void where prohibited.

*Read my Disclosure
Most photos from the King Richard's Faire web site / social media, except for the animated jousting.


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  2. I'd love to see the glass blowing, always thought that was so cool!

  3. Would love to win and bring my children to the Faire :)

  4. We would love to watch the jousting!

  5. We would love to take our 3.5 year old son!

  6. i want to see Daniel, Duke of Danger