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Themes Weekends and Special Events

Themed weekends and special events are meant to enhance the guest’s experience. Guests are encouraged to join in the fun by dressing in that weekend’s theme or participating in a particular contest. Guests not wishing to participate in said contests or themes are still encouraged to attend and enjoy the festival at their leisure!

Weekend 1
OPENING WEEKEND!

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY
Sunday, September 3rd

All Military personnel (active duty or retired) who show their Military ID at our Box Office will be welcomed as our guests on September 3rd during normal show hours.
A valid Military ID is an identity document issued by the United States Department of Defense to identify a person as a member of the Armed Forces, such as the CAC (for active duty members of the military), the Form DD214, and Department of Defense Form 1173, for retirees. The Form DD214 number is appended with one of five codes to denote branch of service (A, AF, N, MC, or CG).

TROLL BALL
Monday, September 4th @ 10:45AM in the Joust

Part “capture the flag” and part role-playing game (RPG), Trollball is a team sport for all ages where players work together with 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.

Authentic 16th century women’s dress often featured bodices with square or rounded necklines, which were always cut across the top of the nipple line, never below this line. Women often wore corsets to smooth the lines of the torso, compressing it into a smooth cone shape. The waist was not overly compressed, and the breasts were flattened, resulting in a high, mounded bust line.

  • Pre-registration is not required, contestants merely need to line up at the stage shortly before judging begins, and show proof of age.
  • Prizes will be awarded in three categories:
    1. Most authentic 16th century renaissance dress revealing cleavage.
    2. Most buxom wench.
    3. Most daring neckline.
  • Winners in each category will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to King Richard’s Faire for another weekend, a rose, a surprise at the end and will be invited to accompany the King and his royal court onto the dais for the 5pm joust.

Cleavage Contest Rules:

  • Minimum Age – The Cleavage Contest is open to all females over the age of 18. Please bring proof of ID.
  • Cleavage Defined – Cleavage typically refers to the hollow between a woman’s breasts, as defined by the neckline of the garment worn.
  • Disqualification – Bare breasts, flashing, or topless outfits will not be allowed and will result in immediate disqualification.

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!

Rain date, Sunday, September 17th

Lord Percival Dégagée presides over this lovely ceremony.
Event Participation is open to the first 25 married couples wanting to renew their wedding vows to one another. The ceremony is not legally binding and is meant for the sole enjoyment of those participating.

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!

Rain date Sunday September 24th

Join us for a Game of Thrones themed day at the Faire! Come dressed as your favorite Game of Thrones character and participate in our trivia/costume contest, with lots of Game of Thrones themed prizes up for grabs.

There will also be a special prize for the ‘Best Costume’ given away at the conclusion of the trivia contest.

Weekend 5
THE WEE ONES PARADE
Prince, Princesses, Pirates, and Fairies Parade
Saturday, September 30th 4:00 PM

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.

Children will be instructed in the code of chivalry and the gracious art of courtly manners. Each participating child will receive a special memento from the event. Two lucky children whose costumes best represent 16th century royalty, and whose manners and demeanor most please their majesties, will be chosen by the King and his court and named Prince and Princess of the Faire for its 2017 season.

The 2017 Prince and Princess, along with their parents, will accompany the King and his court on the Royal Dias for the 5P.M. joust and receive a special gift from Round Table Games.

Disqualification: Children over the age of 11.

Prince & Princess Costume Contest

Weekend 6
WITCHCRAFT & WIZARDRY
Harry Potter Adult Trivia & Costume Contest
Saturday, October 7th 4:00PM

Calling all wizards, witches and warlocks! Adult guests 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.

Rain date Sunday October 8th

Weekend 7
CLASH of the TARTANS! Highland Hunks, Men in Kilts Contest
Saturday, October 14th 4:00PM

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…

  • Pre-registration is not required, contestants merely need to line up at the stage shortly before judging begins, and show proof of age.
  • Prizes will be awarded in three categories:
    1. Best Kilt
    2. Most Muscular
    3. Best representation of Tartan colors
  • Winners in each category will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to King Richard’s Faire for another weekend, a blue ribbon, and a surprise at the end! 1 winner will be invited to accompany the King and his royal court onto the Royal Dais for the 5pm joust.

Highland Hunks Contest Rules:

  • Minimum Age – The Highland Hunks Contest is open to all males over the age of 18. Please bring proof of ID.
  • All standard swim-suit areas MUST be fully covered.
  • Disqualification – Bare buttocks, flashing, or “regimental” style kilts will not be allowed and will result in immediate disqualification.

The kilt is a knee-length non-bifurcated skirt-type garment with pleats at the rear, originating in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century. Although the kilt is most often worn on formal occasions and at Highland games and sports events, it has also been adapted as an item of fashionable informal male clothing in recent years, returning to its roots as an everyday garment.

Until the middle of the nineteenth century, the highland tartans were only associated with either regions or districts. This was because like other materials, tartan designs were produced by local weavers for local tastes and would usually only use the natural dyes available in that area.

Highland Hunks

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!

Rain date Sunday October 22nd

We’ve saved the best contest for the final Faire weekend!

  • No pre-registration required. Contestants can line-up at the stage prior to the contest.
  • King Richard X will be looking for the best costumes in three TBA categories
  • Winners in each category will win 2 tickets to the 2018 season of King Richard’s Faire (over a $68 value), a $50 restaurant gift card.
  • Disqualification- Costumes deemed inappropriate by King Richard’s Faire staff, management and owners will be disqualified.

FINAL DRUM JAM
It’s a Final “Faire-well” at the closing day Drum Jam
Sunday, October 22rd

This is your last chance to feel the magic as you listen to the pounding rhythm of majestic drums. Join the 2017 Cast for one final goodbye at the conclusion of the Faire Day as they put on a finale fit for a KING!

Finale will take place outside the front gate at 6pm. All are encouraged to attend, Huzzah!

Participants of King Richard’s Faire including performers, artisans and their employees are not eligible for any of the special event contests. All photos taken of contestants and contest winners become the property of King Richard’s Faire and may be used for publicity and advertising purposes without further remuneration to said contestants or winners.