Monday, September 23, 2013

9/23/13: King Richard's Faire Fun and Tigers

This is our second year going to King Richard's Faire in Carver, MA.  The whole family has so much fun there.  The Faire runs to October 20th on weekends plus Columbus Day so you still have time to check it out.
Since this was our second year we now knew what to expect.  Knowing that we liked the Joust this is one of the first events we headed to.  We were in Sir Joseph's cheering section for this Joust.
It is really entertaining to watch and the whole crowd really gets in to it.
 Evan is learning about geography in school with Flat Stanley.  The kids are asked to bring Flat Stanley with them to places and take his picture.  This picture cracked me up.  I bet his teacher did not think that Flat Stanley would travel back in time and be at a joust!
 I thought the armor looked cool.  
 They really do go all out for these performances.
Then we checked out some of the vendors.  Lauren thought these crowns were cool.  Eventually she did get a necklace with a crystal on it which she calls a diamond.  She couldn't wait to wear it to school on Monday.  
The area for the Faire itself is pretty impressive.  There are so many shops with such cool handmade things.
 Of course you need to shoot a bow and arrow when you go to the Faire.  The kids had fun doing this and it was only $4 for 12 arrows.  They each shot 6 arrows.
There is quite a cool Kid's area with rides and fun activities for kids.  This year there will also be two 4 pm children's costume contests that will take place on the King's Stage.  The first will be on Saturday, September 28th with a Prince and Princess theme.  The second one will be on Saturday, October 12th and will be a Fairies and Pirates theme. 
 Plus if the kids are bad you can lock them up.  Evan wasn't bad, but it is a fun photo opportunity.
The kids rides are around $2-$4.
Another favorite of mine is the Tiger Show.  Look at how cute this baby tiger is.  The show is educational and meant to show these wonderful animals uncaged doing natural activities.
 Love them getting a bottle.
The Tigers have a special place in my heart as we visited them in Myrtle Beach and held them.  The show at King Richard's Faire is put on by T.I.G.E.R.S. (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species) and the R.S.F. (Rare Species Fund), based out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  We visited them when we were in Myrtle Beach (Note this picture is from Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach). 
 Evan even got to hold a baby tiger when we were in Myrtle Beach.
So cool.  Just note in the Big Cat show that children cannot sit in the first three rows and no video taping is allowed.  This is strictly enforced and they will stop the show if they see someone videotaping.
 These Tigers are so beautiful.
 This guy was really pretty too.
 Here is another picture of us in North Myrtle Beach with a different Tiger.
The Albino Tiger was really cool too.
He looks like he is posing for me. 
This guy is so adorable.  They were selling the purple and pink tigers to raise money to save the tigers.
This last guy was amazing! 
 So beautiful.
 Of course we had to head to the last joust of the day too.
 Love these pictures of the 4 of them.
 A joust to the death.
 With all the shows, entertainment, food, shops, and activities you can easily spend a full day there.
Don't disappoint King Richard and make sure you head to his faire!!!
 Tickets are $28 for adults and $16 for children and you can buy tickets online here.  You must pay cash so make sure you have cash with you.
The Faire address is 235 Main Street, Carver, MA 02330, phone is 508-866-5391

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Disclosure:  I received four tickets in exchange for this review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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