Tuesday, September 2, 2014

9/2/14: Huzzah King Richard's Faire Is Here

Huzzah King Richard's Faire is back in Carver, MA.  We were lucky enough to go on Labor Day and a lot of fun.  It is such a unique form of entertainment and fun for the whole family to experience.  
This Faire is the longest running Renaissance Festival and runs August 30th to October 19th on weekends plus Labor Day and Columbus Day.  Here you can see the Royal Parade with the King and Queen.
This guy was hysterical and kept saying he was sweaty.  To be fair it was 82 degrees when we were there.
One of my favorite things was the Jousting. 
There are three jousts during the day.  Each corner is represented by one of the people jousting.
 Here was our guy Joseph.
 The whole crowd gets in to the joust and it is a lot of fun to watch.
 There are several areas they compete in.  Here you can see they needed to collect rings as they went by.
Then they put armor on their head when they joust against each other. 
 I like to map our day of shows before we go.  Here is this year's schedule.  We also went to the Mud Show.  This is some dirty (but clean) fun.
 The shows are really impressive and there is even a Tiger Show.

Make sure to get a spot early for this show as it will fill up.  I suggest 30 minutes in advance.

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.

They also had a lot for the kids.  There will be a Prince and Princess Contest on Saturday, September 20th with a Prince and Princess Contest.  Here is our Princess getting her hair wrapped.
 It looks pretty cool huh?
Evan enjoyed archery which was $4 for 12 arrows.

Lauren had fun too.
 There were rides - for an additional fee.  Usually around $2-$4.  Cash only.  There are games for kids to play and Knight School and Princess Academy in the Kid's Cove area.
Tickets are $29 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.  There are also tons of shops with really cool stuff.
 This is the food area that is in a round, there are also other stands.  Note that you need to buy tickets to buy food.  All tickets cost $1.00 and are used to buy food and drink.  First scope out what you want and then purchase your tickets.
They are located on 80 acres of beautiful, enchanted forest off Rt. 58 in Carver, MA.  
They are also in the final four for the Providence Journal's Fall Guide Bracket Contest - a Facebook poll resulting in the most popular events getting a profile in their Fall Guide on September 12th. You can vote for them here: https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/fall_guide_bracket_4?from=user_link&ref_id=li7nak
Check them out on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/TheKingRichardsFaire 
Follow them on Twitter: @KRFaire
Don't get locked out of this fun event!  
Disclosure:  I received a family pack of four tickets in exchange for review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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