King Richard's Faire, New England's largest Renaissance festival, opens Labor Day weekend

Baystateparent Magazine
King Richard's Faire

New England’s largest and longest running Renaissance Faire celebrates its 40th season, running weekends and Monday holidays Sept. 4 through Oct. 24. Live entertainment, skilled games and exciting rides let families escape reality for a bit at King Richard’s Faire, set on an enchanting 80-acre wooded site in Carver.

Be dazzled by acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, fire-eaters, minstrels, dancers and puppeteers. Hundreds of talented performers perform non-stop on eight different stages, and the King’s handsome knights battle on horseback as bawdy beggars compete in mud. Frolicking faeries can be seen dancing through the forest, where guests of all skill levels can compete in his majesty’s Gaming Glen. 

While you peruse the Faire, nosh on giant spit-roasted turkey legs, ringlets of fryes, boules of chowder or stew, onion blossoms and dragon wings. Watch blacksmiths demonstrate the forging of weaponry, discover handspun pottery, sparkling crystals and jewelry, and artistic face painting. Delight in period clothing, leather and moccasins, armor, dancing wings, fresh floral garland hair wreaths, hand-carved bows, arrows and quivers. Revel in scented oils, perfumes, apothecary goods, and have your future read by psychic readers.

Visit kingrichardsfaire.net for a site map, event schedules, and ticket sales.

King Richard's Faire