Disclosure: I received complimentary passes to King Richard’s Faire in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% Reel Mama, and I only review events that I believe my readers will love.
Hear ye, hear ye: princesses are all the rage! But did you know there’s a way for your little princess to take a real “step back in time”? She can experience what it was really like to be a princess back in Renaissance times, when chivalry was alive and well, unicorns and fairies were real, and dragons roamed the earth. I speak of King Richard’s Faire in the fair kingdom of Carver, Massachusetts. Huzzah!
We recently experienced a family day at King Richard’s Faire and had a royally good time in spite of some damp weather. My daughter has just turned seven, and for her there’s nothing more magical than meeting a mermaid or a tree fairy, or even a strange creature with no name.
Highlights for us included jousting, a history of sword fighting, and people watching. The excitement about King Richard’s Faire brings out the creativity in its guests, about half of whom don the garb of the medieval and Renaissance time period. It’s truly remarkable to see the love and creativity that goes into there resplendent ensembles.
The acrobats Draiku were our favorite performers: aerial silk art in a magical woods is unforgettable. My daughter loved riding the pirate ship swings, and my husband and son loved the bubble street performer.
While you are busy making memories, I recommend that you pack your own picnic and water bottles. I wasn’t crazy about having to buy five food tickets at a time, which were not only pricey but we were left with odd unused tickets that were non-refundable. If you are in the mood to splurge, pay homage to Henry VIII and indulge in a turkey leg. Be sure to have a budget for shopping. The artisan items are unique but more expensive than they would be outside the faire.
Overall we made beautiful memories and plan to visit King Richard’s Faire again next year!
Visiting King Richard’s Fair: The details
Faire hours are 10:30a-6p every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays. Tickets are $31 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free, and parking is free. Discounts given to groups of 25 adults or more and private parties can be accommodated (birthdays, vow renewal ceremonies, weddings). Groups may make reservations by emailing info@
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