Hear ye, hear ye! King Richard's Faire returns Sept. 1
King Richard’s Faire is a longstanding tradition in these parts, and that tradition continues this Saturday.
It certainly pays to live in the town of Carver on opening day, as Saturday is Carver Free Day at the faire. All residents of Carver will be admitted at no charge.
The faire is a re-creation of the marketplaces of 16th century England. Replete with bodacious wenches and medieval steeds, the faire is chock full of fun. Eat drink and be merry as you visit the many venues around the fairgrounds. Mimes, magicians, musicians and minstrels will take faire-goers back in time to a place where jousting on horseback and royal jesters were commonplace.
Performers will grace eight different stages with puppets, dancers and actors for the pleasure of the crowd, and, of course, the amusement of King Richard.
Autograph seekers will delight in the presence of Miss Massachusetts Despina Delios, who will grace the landscape on opening day beginning at noon. Delios will greet King Richard’s royal subjects and plans on helping out with the Princess Academy for Young Maidens.
The faire is a offers a variety of wares for sale. Sword makers, glass blowers and pewter dealers sell their finest creations. Leather clothing and accessories and many other unique crafts will also be available.
Exotic animals may be seen up close and personal, and there will even be photo opportunities with some of the many snakes.
Of course no royal zoo would be complete without lions, Bengal tigers, ligers, snow leopards, Chinese leopards, white Siberian tigers, jaguars and golden tigers, many of them with cubs.
The Aerial Angels acrobatic team will perform death-defying feats high above the faire, and The Lost Boys, a renaissance rock band, will delight all music lovers.
Located on Route 58 in Carver, the 80-acre wood in which the faire is situated provides the perfect backdrop for all the festivities.
The faire is open Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 1 through Oct. 21, and Mondays for Labor Day and Columbus Day, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission is $25 for adults and $14 for children ages 5 – 12. Children under 5 are admitted for free. Special group rates for 25 or more are available. Parking is free.
For further information, call 508-866-2311 or log on to www.kingrichardsfaire.net.