King Richard’s Faire, New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance festival, opens its 2014 season on Saturday, August 30, and runs eight consecutive weekends through October 19, including Labor Day and Columbus Day Mondays.
Tucked away on 80 acres of forest off Route 58 in Carver, the fair is open from 10:30 AM to 6 PM daily.
Guests are invited to watch the knights joust on horseback, listen to musicians, and enjoy a full day of live, interactive entertainment for all ages. At every turn, guests will encounter fantasy and fun on eight stages filled with song and dance, stunts and storytelling, minstrels, acrobats, jugglers, stilt walkers, giant life-size puppets and new tiger cubs. Every Saturday afternoon, the King’s Stage offers special themed contests and events to add variety to each week’s entertainment lineup. Guests can mingle with the king and his royal court, noble and not-so-noble subjects, and talented performers.
The fair also will have for sale spit-roasted turkey legs, spit-roasted corn, boules filled with chowder and stew, and ringlets of fries, as well as champagne, wine and brew.
Shoppers can stroll through the 16th century village filled with handmade wares from more than 100 artisans, including many New England artists.
Tickets are $29 for adults (12 and older) and $16 for children ages 4 to 11 and are available for purchase at kingrichardsfaire.net.
Children under 4 are free. Discounts are given to groups of 25 adults or more and private parties can be accommodated, including adult/children’s birthdays, vow renewal ceremonies, weddings, and corporate events.
Reservations for all groups are required by e-mailing email@example.com.
Parking is free. The fair is at 235 Main Street (Route 58) in Carver.