King Richard’s Faire 2017 in Carver MA

King Richard’s Faire is back starting Labor day weekend in Carver MA. It is New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, with full days of live, interactive entertainment for all ages. It opens its 2017 season during Labor Day weekend September 2nd  and runs weekends and Monday holidays from 10:30am-6pm through October 22nd.

King Richard’s Faire! Entertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound on the Faire’s enchanting 80 acre wooded site. You’ll be dazzled by acrobats, aerialists, and jugglers! Captivated with our minstrels, dancers and puppeteers and instantly enthralled by fire eaters, and exotic tigers. Hundreds of talented performers perform non-stop for you throughout the day when visiting any one of our eight vibrant stages.

The King’s handsome knights battle on horseback as bawdy beggars compete in mud. Wacky wenches will leave you in stitches while happy villagers engage you in the lanes. Frolicking faeries can be seen dancing through the forest, where you can try your skill in his majesty’s Gaming Glen.

Epicurean pleasures, suited for royalty, will tantalize your taste buds with the Faire’s unbelievable choices of truly scrumptious treats. Satiate your palate with giant spit-roasted turkey legs, ringlets of fryes, and boules of chowder or stew. Don’t forget to quench thy thirst with champagne, wine, and brew!

Many of the King’s talented artisans journey from around the globe and have much to offer all who enter the gates. You’ll discover beautiful handspun pottery, fabulous jewelry, and incredible face painting. Delight in period clothing, leather, armor, and moccasins. Be amazed with sword making, glass blowing and portrait painting. Revel in scented oils, perfumes and fantastic psychic readings as you make memories to last a lifetime!

Faire hours are 10:30a-6p every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays, from September 2 through October 22, 2017. Tickets are $32 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, bachelor/ette parties, anniversary celebrations, and weddings). Groups may make reservations by emailing


Weekend 1

Sunday, September 3rd

Monday, September 4th @ 11:00AM in the Joust Field
Sponsored by Mastermind Adventures

Part “capture the flag” and part role-playing game (RPG), Trollball is a team sport for all ages where players work together Mastermind Adventurewith teammates to get the ball (the “troll head”) across the opponents’ goal line and into a basket to score a point. Armed with foam swords and a good sense of imagination and humor, players battle while defending and advancing the head down the field to victory for their team. It’s imaginative play for all ages taking place in the joust field just after the gates open at 10:30 a.m., finishing in plenty of time just before King Richard’s first official jousting tournament of the day.

Weekend 2
Saturday, September 9th @ 4:00PM
Guys call your friends and get to the Faire! You won’t want to miss the opportunity to throw knives, eat a gigantic turkey leg, sip on a Coor’s Light, and watch one of our favorite contests!
Rain date, Sunday, September 10th  Must be 18 and over
The “Faire Ladies of the Realm” are invited to be daring without baring it all at the King Richard’s Faire Cleavage Contest.


Weekend 3
VOW RENEWAL Romance is in the “Faire”
Saturday, September 16th 4:00 PM
Grab your special someone, wear red clothing, and head to the Faire! This weekend will be packed with lovers of all ages! Share a romantic ride on the Swan Swing, a glass of Champagne together, and renew your commitment to one another during a beautiful ceremony on the King’s Stage!

Weekend 4
GAME of THRONES, Trivia & Costume Contest (18+)
Saturday, September 23rd 4:00 PM on the King’s Stage
Winter is coming…but first, let’s enjoy the fall! Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite Game of Thrones’ costume and celebrate with other fans in our gorgeous Kingdom of Cavershire. Those who want to test their G.O.T. knowledge won’t want to miss the trivia challenge and their chance to take home the Iron Throne!

Weekend 5
CLASH of the TARTANS! Highland Hunks, Men in Kilts Contest
Saturday, September 30th 4:00 PM
Must be 18 and over
Kilted Men 18 and over are asked to come to the King’s Stage at 4pm for this treat of testosterone! No Kilt?-No problem, we’ve got a category for you…

Weekend 6
Harry Potter 12+ Trivia & Costume Contest
Saturday, October 7th 4:00PM

Calling all wizards, witches and warlocks! Fans ages 12 and up are encouraged to dress in their favorite Harry Potter costume and celebrate with other fans in our gorgeous Kingdom of Cavershire. Those who want to test their Harry Potter knowledge won’t want to miss the trivia challenge and their chance to win prizes. There will also be a special prize for the ‘Best Costume’ given away at the conclusion of the trivia contest.

Weekend 7
Prince, Princesses, Pirates, and Fairies Parade
Saturday, October 14th 4:00PM

It’s great to be the King and to prove it…guests are encouraged to attend all weekend long in their favorite Royal attire! You’ll always be treated like royalty when you step through our gates or shop for wares from one of our many talented artisans. Even the youngest royals can get in on the action during this weekend’s family friendly event!

Hear ye, Hear ye!

All children 11 years and younger, are welcome to participate in this royal extravaganza! No pre-registration required, event is limited to the first 50 children in line. Eligible children can line up at the front of the stage just prior to the start of the event.

Each child will be majestically escorted onto the stage as they are presented to their most royal majesties and the crowd. Once presented, they will have the opportunity to take a photo with the King and Queen.

Weekend 8
Saturday, October 21st @ 4:00 PM on the King’s Stage
The final weekend is sure to be absolutely AMAZING! It’s also your last chance to visit the King and his Court before the Faire closes its gates until next year. Our final special event will not disappoint. Halloween, COS Play, and Fantasy enthusiasts… get ready to strut your stuff as you compete for best costume in front of an eager audience! As the 2017 Faire Season comes to an end, join us at the Front gate for a rhythmic finale!

King Richard’s Faire is located at 235 Main Street (Rt. 58) in Carver, Mass. 02330, phone: 508-866-5391,