Tuesday, September 9, 2014

King Richard's Faire Review 2014

Last weekend, we headed to check out to King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest running Renaissance Festival, in Carver, MA. This was the third year for me and the big kids and the second time for Daniel and my husband. The first year D went he was little though so this was the first time he really got to enjoy it. 

The King and Queen (and a little cutie) greeted us at the gate
Not familiar with the Faire? Well here's some info for you! Entertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound on the enchanting 80-acre site of King Richard’s Faire. Hundreds of talented entertainers perform non-stop throughout the day. Visit any of the eight vibrant stages and be enthralled by acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, minstrels, dancers, fire eaters, puppeteers and exotic tigers. Witness the rare liger, beautiful white lion and cute tiger cubs. You’ll gasp as the King’s mounted knights battle on horseback, and laugh as bawdy beggars compete in mud. Strolling performers will engage you all day long as you frolic in our forest and try your skill at the Gaming Glen. Epicurean pleasures will tantalize your taste buds with the Faire’s unbelievable choices of truly scrumptious treats. Satiate your palate with spit-roasted giant turkey legs, boules of chowder and stew, ringlets of fryes, champagne, wine and brew! Discover over 100 talented artisans who journey from all over the country to display and hawk their magnificent wares. You will be delighted and intrigued by the fantastic glass blowing, portrait painting, hand-spun pottery, sword making, fabulous jewelry, leather and armor, period clothing, moccasins, perfumes and scented oils, face painting, and psychic readings.

If you're thinking of heading to the Faire also be sure to check out my previous post "Things to Know Before Bringing Your Family to King Richard's Faire" which is full of useful info (if I do say so myself!).

We first spent a decent amount of time simply walking around and taking in the sites.

With sites like this who needs much more?
We then decided to take in some shows including "Jacques Ze Whippeur," "Garbanzo," "The Mud Show," and the tail end of a few others. Like in years past, the kids were mesmerized by the acts and the characters.

Fire juggling, anyone?
Isabelle made friends with a fairy
We ended the day with an ice cream cone and some great memories. Oh, and we tried to leave Daniel behind but he found his way back to us.

King Richard's Faire is open weekends August 30th through October 19, 2014 (including Columbus Day Monday). Tickets are $29 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free, as is parking. You can purchase tickets HERE and find helpful info HERE.

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*My family received complimentary tickets to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.*
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