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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 info@kingrichardsfaire.net.

 

Weekend 1
OPENING WEEKEND!

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY
Sunday, September 3rd

TROLL BALL
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
CLEAVAGE CONTEST
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
WITCHCRAFT & WIZARDRY
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
THE WEE ONES PARADE
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
FANTASY FINALE!
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,

South Shore Irish Festival 2017 at Marshfield Fairgrounds

The South Shore Irish Festival will be held on Saturday September 9th 11am-10pm and Sunday September 10th 11am-8pm at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. The South Shore will celebrate the Emerald Isle with music, Celtic dancing, delicious food, and plenty of cheer.

We are giving away tickets on our facebook page 

Headliners include Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones, The American Rogues, Joshua Tree, Deirdre Reilly, and The Singing Priest – Father Ray.
Featuring Silver Spears, Jinty McGrath, Fenian Sons, Devri, Pauline Wells, Currach Fancy, Colm O’Brien, Gobshites, The Dooleys, Erin’s Melody, Denis O’Gorman, Ciaran Nagle w/ Tara Novak, Boston Erin’s Og, Rare Old Times, Keohane & Kenneally, and more…

New This Year – 11:00 Mass on Sunday with Father Ray Kelly – The Singing Sensation!

Advanced Tickets $15.00 – Children 12 and Under Free
$20.00 at the Gate
VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE – Up Front Free Parking – Up Front Viewing buy tickets in advance 

Marshfield Fair Grounds
140 Main Street, Marshfield, MA
Saturday 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Sunday 11:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

 

Dalby Farm in Scituate MA

Dalby Farm is an educational, interactive adventure, open every year from May 1 – October 31. It’s great for day trips, scouts, camps, church or any group that is interested in animals or history. Our material is tailored to fit any age group.

In addition, we have many fun- filled seasonal activities to offer you:

Spring Hatch Eggs-travaganza, offered only during May and part of June
Informational Guided General Animal Tours
2-day ‘Life Cycle Enrichment Program‘
Birthday Parties
The Dalby Farm Experience Summer Learning Program for children entering K-8th grade
Pre-K Encounter Summer Learning Program
Special Events
Spring Hatch Celebration and Mother’s Day Sale
Autumn Craft Adventure offered during September and October only.
Dalby Farm Country Store
Country Christmas Fair, usually the first Saturday in December and held at the farm in our Country Store.

2017 Summer  Programs

Dalby Farm Pre-K Encounter
Description: The Dalby Farm Pre-K Encounter summer learning program offers an educational and fun first chance for kids to meet and learn about the many animals on a fully functioning farm. Most children of three or four have very little experience interacting with animals – except for maybe the family pet! But for young kids, these kinds of interactions are what lay the foundations for them to be conscientious participants in our global ecosystem. Children that have positive experiences with animals early in life are more likely to develop respect and understanding for the many creatures that rely on human caretakers (and that people rely on themselves). 2017 Program Dates! 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday June 12th, 14th, 16th 2017 Register here

‘The Dalby Farm Experience’
Description: The Dalby Farm ‘Experience’ is an interactive summer learning program for children entering K-8th grade. Our farm provides an ideal environment for children to ‘experience’ learning through hands-on farm and nature activities, games and crafts. The Experience is offered to children entering grades K-8 . The program is divided into 3 groups, by grade levels, and is offered, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. We offer extended day care, please ask about it! Register here
2017 Program Dates!
Session 1: July 17-20, 2017
Session 2: July 24-27, 2017

Dalby Farm Birthday Parties

Come relax and enjoy some old-fashioned fun! Book your birthday party today; dates fill up fast!  We organize, set-up, clean up, and orchestrate everything for your birthday party. Just use the invitations that we give to you to invite your guests, show up and have a good time!  Take advantage of a unique opportunity… learn about, meet and interact with farm animals.  Find out all the options here 

Fitness on the Farm

‘Farm Fresh’ Outdoor Yoga led by Andrea Lynne Skane

Classes are every Thursday starting in June-October, 6:30-7:30pm.
All levels – beginners welcome.

$12 cash drop-in / $40 4-class pass (Cash or check please; Paypal in advance is accepted
Ladies Fitness Club (Group Personal Training) led by Diana K Fitness

Beginning August 2017, enroll in our weekly sessions where our working farm, and your body, become transformed: Coaching for ALL levels of fitness will be provided.
**A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Dalby Farm
and the animals you’ll get to meet**
Details:

Price: $60 for all 4 weeks ($15/class) or $20 per class (drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if class exceeds maximum participants).
*Check out our Mother/Daughter discount!! Info below!*
Who: Open to all women ages 15 and up: Beginners to advanced levels. All levels of fitness will be guided and challenged appropriately.

Over the years we have heard from countless parents who wish they could have an excuse to spend time at Dalby Farm. Although we did begin Open Farm Days last year, we wanted to find more ways to give meaningful experiences not just to the children of our community, but to the adults as well. What better way to do that than offer some outdoor fitness programs?

We have teamed up with a couple fitness professionals with one goal: To get you outside, to get you active, and to get you feeling great. A small portion of the proceeds will go directly back to the rare animals on our farm, so everybody benefits!

Pick what fits your style best! Yoga or group personal training? Read below to learn more & register!

Upcoming Special Events at Dalby Farm

Dalby Farm Open Farm Days:

Are you hoping to spend some relaxing, quality time with your children and family this Summer? Take advantage of ‘Open Farm’ Days at Dalby Farm!

The first Sunday of every month from either 10:00am-11:30am or 1:30-3:00pm (the time varies month to month to accommodate all ages and schedules), you can drop by the farm at any point in that time and visit with the animals! For just $5.00/person, you can casually browse the farm at your own pace and get to know the animals. A Farm-based educator will be available to answer any questions you may have!

2017 Dates:

Sunday, June 4th, 10:00am- 11:30am

Sunday, July 2nd, 1:30pm- 3:00pm

Sunday, August 6th, 10:00am – 11:30am

Sunday, September 3rd, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Sunday, October 1st, 10:00am – 11:30am

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Dalby Farm

59 Grove Street
Scituate, Massachusetts

Bank of America Museums on US Free Museums days in Boston MA

A family outing to a museum can be very expensive, luckily Bank of America has a great deal for cardholders.

To qualify, simply present your active Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission. Excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events.

Here are the Museums on Us dates for 2017

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Some  of the local museums include

Boston
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Cambridge
MIT Museum

Worcester
Worcester Art Museum

Providence
Providence Children’s Museum
RISD Museum