There are Renaissance Faires and Medieval Festivals all over, but there is something really special about King Richard’s Faire. I can’t quite put a finger on it. Maybe it’s the property dedicated to King Richard’s Faire each time a year. Maybe it is New England in the Fall, or maybe it’s just the camaraderie. The setting is a kingdom with a castle facade and flags at the entryway and a village of little wooden houses and huts. Among unique rides and games there is a kid’s cove, the jousting tourney field, a plethora of stages, and of course the Cantebury Kitchens. If Disneyland is Barbie then King Richard’s Faire is American Girl.
My family and I were guests of King Richard’s Faire for the day. King Richard’s Faire is in Carver, MA. It runs weekends through October 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is plenty to eat at King Richard’s Faire as well as many “watering holes” for a nice cold brew. There are gluten-free, vegetarian and lactose-free options. Games range from $2 to $6 or so and food is about $6 and up. Admission is $28 for adults $16 for children. Children 3 and under are free.