King Richard’s Faire – Carver, MA
It’s almost Fall and why not try something new? Check out the King Richard’s Faire! I guarantee it’s like nowhere you’ve ever been. I vaguely remember visiting a Renaissance Faire as a child in NY and thought maybe we’d check out Massachusetts’ to see what they had to offer. We arrived early to find a whole host of characters, yes I do mean, characters waiting in front of a castle for the fun to begin. Grown men wearing cloaks, horns on their heads and other strange garments that I’m not sure the name of. Women looking very voluptuous in corseted dresses, gowns and such. And then there was us.
The King and Queen came onto the balcony to proudly announce the opening of the Faire and we were let inside their little world. It’s a beautiful plot of land in the woods with a variety of different things to check out. There’s fire eaters, jugglers, acrobats, plays, magicians, a royal zoo, games, rides, etc. Many of the games were more for grown ups but there was plenty to entertain our little one as well. They even offered a princess training camp for my daughter to teach her manners and how to become a certified princess.
The highlight of the day was watching the jousting match. We grabbed a seat right up close and watched the horses gallop around. From there, we headed over to the food area to grab some turkey legs. I was also pregnant at the time and surprise surprise, was craving a pickle. We found “the perky pickle” cart and was informed that the pickle man had gone to lunch. It was nearing naptime for our little one but I had to have my pickle so we waited, and waited, and waited. I’m sad to say, I never got my pickle.
We browsed through some of the shops on the way out but weren’t really in the market for any swords, dragons, potions, or crystals. All in all, it was an interesting day. Definitely not going to be a yearly family tradition but was fun to check out this little world that they create each Fall. Just go with an open mind…
How to get there:
235 Main St, Carver, MA 02330