A faire in Carverville awaits thee

It isn't Disney, but it isn't 1,500 miles away either

It isn't Disney, but it isn't 1,500 miles away either
King Richard's Faire is on again in Carver(ville)

By Walter Brooks

This short video gives you an idea of the faire(s).

All the jousting and the Tiger Show are great too, but my grandkids go for the "Mud Show".

It's Saturday morning and the kids are driving you nuts. Let's drive to Boston, pay $18 a day for parking, pay $372 each for airfare (x 4 = $1,488), plus two adult tickets and one kid over 10, $82 each, and $74 for one under 9 for a grand one-day total of $320. and return late tonight exhausted , or...

Drive five miles over the bridge to King Richard's Faire.

We visited the Faire this year. Yes, it's expensive with adult tickets at $26, children's tickets (5-11 years of age $15, and children 4 years of age and under are free.

But this is a seasonal and local event, so lighten up and enjoy what's yours.

The faire started on weekends September 4 and runs through October 24 including Columbus Day Monday. The gates open at 10:30am and close a 6:00pm.

The TripAdvisor reviews start out:

and since November 3rd is my birthday, I'll go with
a matter of whether or not you're a snob. Sure, King Richard's Faire is a bit hokie, but it's also a lot of fun if you relax and go with
of old, when knights were bold,
and all good folk rode horses,
There was a real King Richard's Faire,
for which my heart remorses.
The Dames were fair (and nearly bare),
The men all strong, unbeaten,
The only drawback I recall:
Only mud was eaten.

My grandkids go just for the Mud Show where a couple of varlets have a contest to see which one can eat the most mud.

Yes, mud.

Real, gooey, wet and disgusting mud as the video on the right demonstrates. And, BTW, "hokie" means corny, but the second meaning  is "an emasculated turkey", and the other thing which attracts my grandkids to the faire is the giant turkey legs as witnessed below.


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