King Richard’s Faire, New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, opens its 2012 season on September 1 and runs through October 21, 2012 on weekends and Monday holidays (Labor Day, Columbus Day).
Tucked away on 80 acres of beautiful, enchanted forest off Rt. 58, King Richard’s Faire is a full day of live, interactive entertainment for all ages, including exotic tigers and a rare liger, daring knights jousting on horseback, and eight stages filled with song and dance. Every Saturday, themed events add variety to the festival-like entertainment lineup (see www.kingrichardsfaire.net for special Saturday schedule).
The Faire address is 235 Main Street, Carver, Mass. 02330, phone is 508-866-5391.
Guests can mingle with royal subjects and performers, and tantalize their taste buds with the Faire’s delicious spit-roasted turkey legs, buttery ears of corn, boules filled with chowder and stew, ringlets of fries, champagne, wine and brew. Shoppers can stroll through the 16th century village filled with the wares of more than 100 unique and talented artisans. At every turn, guests will encounter minstrels, musicians, acrobats, stilt walkers, giant life-size puppets, mud beggars and more special surprises.
Tickets are $27 for adults (12+) and $15 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 - reservations for all groups are required by emailing email@example.com. Visit King Richard on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheKingRichardsFaire) and on Twitter @KRFaire.
And we're giving away two two family four-packs! The first, is good for opening weekend and the other is good for several dates through the fall.
To enter, please send an email with the subject header "FAIRE" to geekcontest @ gmail dot com and answer the following question:
What 2001 Heath Ledger film was about a peasant squire who creates a new identity for himself as a knight?
Please include your name and mailing address.
Only one entry per person and a winner will be chosen at random. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on August 29th, 2012