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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! All special events/ contests happen at 4:00p.m. on the King’s Stage unless otherwise noted. Special events/ contests are limited to the first 50 eligible persons who sign a waiver just prior to the event/contest. Waivers can be signed starting no sooner than 3:45 at the back of the King’s stage audience. Age restrictions are only for the special events/ contests, all ages are welcome to attend the Faire!

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 @ 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 Bachelor’s Bash
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!

CLEAVAGE CONTEST (18+)
Saturday, September 9th @ 4:00PM
Rain Date- Sunday, September 10th
“Faire Ladies of the Realm,” 18 and over are invited to be daring- without baring it all, during our annual 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.

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 credit towards a custom corset, a commemorative frame, and a $pecial $urprise at the end!

Cleavage Contest Rules:

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

Weekend 3 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!

VOW RENEWAL – (18+)
Saturday, September 16th @ 4:00 PM
Rain date, Sunday, September 17th

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
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.

Trivia & Costume Contest (18+)
Saturday, September 23rd @ 4:00 PM
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 or costume contest, with lots of Game of Thrones themed prizes up for grabs.
Winners in each contest will receive a $200 Good Life Gift Card and a Game of Thrones board game courtesy of roundtable games.

Weekend 5
CLASH of the TARTANS!
Saturday, September 30th @ 4:00 PM

Ladies, grab your girls and head to the Faire! Sip on some champagne, wine, or brew and get to the King’s Stage. Surely, you won’t want to miss this display of men on parade.

Highland Hunks, Men in Kilts Contest (18+)
Saturday, September 30th @ 4:00 PM
Rain date, Sunday, October 1st

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…

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 $pecial $urprise at the end!

Highland Hunks Contest Rules:

  1. Minimum Age. Highland Hunks Contest is open to all males over the age of 18. Please bring proof of ID.
  2. All standard swim-suit areas MUST be fully covered.
  3. 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 6
WITCHCRAFT & WIZARDRY
Saturday, October 7th 4:00PM

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Calling all wizards, witches and warlocks! Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite Harry Potter costume and celebrate with other fans in our gorgeous Kingdom of Cavershire. Those who are 12 and up, and want to test their Harry Potter knowledge won’t want to miss the trivia challenge or the captivating costume contest. With multiple chances to win prizes.

Harry Potter Trivia & Costume Contest (12+)
Saturday, October 7th 4:00PM
Rain date, Sunday, October 8th

Winners in both contests will receive a $200 Good Life Gift Card and a Harry Potter themed board game.

Weekend 7
Royalty Rocks!
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. Make sure to check out King Richard and his royal court as they rock out in a one of a kind mini-musical on the King’s Stage. Even the youngest royals can get in on the action during this weekend’s family friendly event!

THE WEE ONES PARADE (11 and under)
Saturday, October 14th 4:00PM

Disqualification: Children over the age of 11. King Richard cordially invites all the children in the realm to join him on stage for a parade of costumes. Once the parade has completed King Richard and members of his court will instruct the wee ones in the age-old art of happiness. Happiness begins with a smile, and you’re sure to have one on your face after you watch this delightful, non-competitive event! All children will have the opportunity to take a picture with His Most Royal Majesty at the conclusion of the event.

Prince & Princess Costume Contest

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!

Halloween Costume Contest (18+)
Saturday, October 21st @ 4:00 PM
Rain date, Sunday October 22nd

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 $200 Good Life Gift Card

Disqualification- Costumes deemed inappropriate by King Richard’s Faire staff, management and owners will be disqualified.

FINAL DRUM JAM- All ages!
Sunday October 22nd @6:00, Front Gate

It’s a Final “Faire-well” at the closing day Drum Jam

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.