What dates and hours is King Richard’s Faire open?
Our 37th season is open weekends (Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day & Columbus Day Monday), from September 1st till October 21st, 2018. Faire hours are 10:30am till 6:00pm.
How much are tickets at the gate?
Adult (Ages 12- 64) $32
Senior (Ages 65+) $30
Children (Ages 4- 11) $16
**Children 3 and under free and do not require a ticket**
How much are tickets online?
Adult (Ages 12+) $34*
Children (Ages 4-11) $18*
*This includes a $2 online convenience fee per ticket.
What is the advantage of purchasing your ticket(s) online?
Tickets purchased online may be purchased with a credit card. King Richard’s Faire only accepts cash at the gate.
You can print your tickets out at home and walk right through our gate or keep the ticket on your phone and have it scanned as you walk through our gate.
What if I have a group? How do I buy tickets?
Group discounted rates begin with 25 or more adults.
Group purchases must be made over the phone by calling our corporate office @ 952-238-9915 (November-July) and the Faire site office @ 508-866-5391 (August-October) or via email by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Discounted Pricing – $28 Adult/$16 Child
What is included with my ticket?
Once having finished your journey from our FREE parking lot, enter our gates to Escape YOUR Reality in our enchanted village known as Carvershire. You will be greeted with a map of the realm listing all of the locations and attractions the Faire has to offer. With 8 stages, a jousting tournament field, one mud pit, tons of street entertainment and performances all included with your admission, there is so much to do and see, that not all of it can be experienced in only one day.
** All Food and Beverages require FOOD tickets ONLY. Games and rides may be purchased with cash only. Amazing wares purchased from our talented artisans can be purchased with Lady Visa or Master Card. Cash again is highly recommended. **
What if the weather is bad and I’ve already bought my ticket online?
Rain or shine, the Faire tries to remain open and continue with its normal operation. Just as with outdoor professional sports venues, unless the weather is dangerous to our patrons and participants, we remain open. The tickets are valid, honored and non-refundable. We update our website and Facebook page IF the Faire is unable to open due to weather. Please feel free to call our Faire site office if concerned @ 508-866-5391.
All tickets purchased online may be used any day of the Faire season.
How do I get to King Richard’s Faire?
The Faire is located at 235 Main Street, Carver, MA 02330
Take 93 South to Route 3 South to exit 7 (44 west) to Route 58/Carver exit. Follow our signs and they will lead you to the gate.
Take 95 South to 195 East to 495 North to exit 2 (Route 58) and follow our signs. They will lead you to the gate.
Is parking free? And what parking options are available?
The Faire offers free parking to all of its customers. We use both local law enforcement on the road ways to keep high volume traffic moving and experienced in-house parking staff once you’ve entered our parking lot. Please follow the parking staff directions when entering the Faire’s parking lot. Our staff is trained to have you off the main road, parked, and walking towards the front gate within minutes of arriving. Vehicles parked not on Faire grounds (i.e. parking on the main road, or in the surrounding community) or parking in places not directed by the parking staff within our lot is not allowed and will be towed at owner’s expense.
Can I bring weapons or toy weapons to the FAIRE, or as part of my costume?
No weapons (blades, firearms, explosives, etc…) are allowed on Faire grounds. While we do have artisans who sell real weaponry, we do not allow those weapons to be brandished around the grounds. Any weapons purchased within the Faire grounds must remain within the original packaging when purchased.
Can I bring drinks or food into the Festival?
There are no outside food or beverages allowed into the Faire.
Can I bring my pet/animal to the Festival?
Unfortunately, NO. While we are an outdoor event, we do not allow pet animals into the Faire grounds. The only exception to this rule are animals trained and legally identified as service working animals.
Is smoking permitted within the Faire? Are electronic cigarettes/vapors allowed?
Smoking is not permitted within the Faire except in our joust field area. The same restrictions for smoking apply to electronic cigarettes/vapors.
Does the Faire take credit/debit card? Are ATM’s located on the Faire grounds?
Most of the King Richard’s Faire artisans and vendors accept credit/debit cards. We also have 4 ATM machines located at the front gate and by the Canterbury Kitchens.
Does the Faire rent or sell costumes?
King Richard’s Faire has a wide variety of artisan shops that sell different 16th century apparel. However, if you wish to rent a costume for the day, located inside the front gate, Seams Like A Dream rents adult and children’s costumes to patrons for the day.