Kings, queens, and jesters roam the grounds of a festival featuring food, artisan wares, and entertainment
About This Deal
- What’s included: single-day general admission
- Time: 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
- Prohibited items: outside food and beverages
- Patrons are welcome to wear costumes suitable for a family-friendly atmosphere
- Transportation: 50 minutes south of Boston or 45 minutes east of Providence; see driving directions
- Pets allowed? no
- Free parking available
About King Richard's Faire
If you venture into the woods this fall in Carver, Massachusetts, you'll stumble upon a very surreal sight—knights thundering past on powerful horses, fire-eaters swallowing flames, fairies dancing, and men sword-fighting. It's not a portal to the past; rather, it's the annual season of King Richard's Faire, the New England Renaissance Festival, which entertains people every weekend in September and October.
The faire unfolds across 80 wooded acres, amusing visitors with performances on eight stages, games and rides, and The Gaming Glen, where guests can ride the Wonder Wheel and test their 16th century skills by throwing axes or aiming for a bulls-eye on the archery field. Faire-goers, many of whom dress in period costumes, can also watch knights battle on horseback while eating giant spit-roasted turkey legs and sipping frosty brews or wine. Stop at a jewelry booth or the apothecary shop, meanwhile, The Remembrance Shoppe yields many worthy souvenirs.