THIS WEEKEND ↓

THEMED WEEKENDS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Special events & contests are limited to the first 50 eligible persons who sign a waiver just prior to the event or contest. Waivers can be signed starting no sooner than 3:45pm 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!


Saturday, August 31st – CARVER DAY!
Free admission for Carver Residents with proper ID

Sunday, September 1st – SALUTE TO SAFETY!!! MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DAY! Sunday, September 1st is our Salute to Safety, Military and First Responders Appreciation Day, offering free admission to all military/police/fire/EMTs/paramedics/TSA Agents who show their valid IDs at the box office during normal show hours. For active and retired military, a valid military ID is an identity document issued by the US DOD to identify a person as a member of any US Armed Forces: CAC , Form DD214, DOD Form 1173 for retirees.

Monday, September 2nd – OPEN for Labor Day

WEEKEND 2

Cleavage Contest
Call your friends and get to the Faire! You won’t want to miss the opportunity to throw knives, eat mouth watering turkey leg, sip on a cold yard of beer, and watch one of our favorite contests!

CLEAVAGE CONTEST (18+) Sunday, September 8th @ 4:00pm

Prizes will be awarded in three categories:

  1. Most authentic 16th century renaissance dress revealing cleavage.
  2. Most buxom wench.
  3. Most daring neckline.

Contest Rules Click Here

“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.

WEEKEND 3

Vow Renewal, Faire Romance

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 Saturday, September 14th @ 4:00pm
Rain date, Sunday, September 15th

Vow Renewal Rules Click Here

WEEKEND 4

Fans of Harry Potter

HARRY POTTER FAN FEST WEEKEND
Saturday, September 21st

2:30pm SORTING OF HOUSES (ALL AGES)

(this is a timed event and will accommodate as many persons on a first come first served basis during the 30 min time period)

Know what house you belong to? Want to find out? Dress to impress and join the crowd at this purely entertaining, straight from the “Hat’s” mouth-sorting of houses! The “Hat” will do it’s very best to sort you and your friends into one of the four infamous houses from the Harry Potter series. Pay attention to the directions at the stage and keep the line moving so as many of your friends as possible can find out their true house match! This is a timed event and will accommodate as many persons as possible during its 30-minute run time.

4:00pm HP TRIVIA CONTEST (ages 12+)

(first 50 people/contestants to sign-up at the Maypole located between the King’s & Tiger’s Stage beginning at 3:30)

4:45pm HP COSTUME PARADE (ALL AGES) ⚜

(all appropriate themed costumed individuals are welcome to join in the parade line)

All Fans dressed in their HP gear are encouraged to join in this Costume Parade which begins at the end of the trivia contest and travels to the Final Joust. King Richard and his royal advisors will select 3 lucky costumed individuals, who best represent the Harry Potter theme, to be his special guests at the 5pm joust at the end of the Parade.

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Sunday, September 22nd

2:30pm SORTING OF HOUSES (ALL AGES)

(this is a timed event and will accommodate as many persons on a first come first served basis during the 30 min time period)

Know what house you belong to? Want to find out? Dress to impress and join the crowd at this purely entertaining, straight from the “Hat’s” mouth-sorting of houses! The “Hat” will do it’s very best to sort you and your friends into one of the four infamous houses from the Harry Potter series. Pay attention to the directions at the stage and keep the line moving so as many of your friends as possible can find out their true house match! This is a timed event and will accommodate as many persons as possible during its 30-minute run time.

4:00pm HP TRIVIA CONTEST (ages 12+)

(first 50 people/contestants to sign-up at the Maypole located between the King’s & Tiger’s Stage beginning at 3:30)

4:45pm HP COSTUME / PARADE (ALL AGES) ⚜

(all appropriate themed costumed individuals are welcome to join in the parade line)

All Fans dressed in their HP gear are encouraged to join in this Costume Pagent Parade which begins at the end of the trivia contest on the King’s Stage and travels to the Final Joust. King Richard and his royal advisors will select 3 lucky costumed individuals, who best represent the Harry Potter theme, to be his special guests at the 5pm joust at the end of the Parade.

WEEKEND 5

Game of Thrones Fan Fest Weekend

Saturday, September 28th

2:30pm – BATTLE FOR THE THRONE (ALL AGES)/strong>

(first 50 people/contestants to sign-up at the Maypole located between the King’s & Tiger’s Stage beginning at 2:00)

Join other GoT Fans for what is sure to be a crowd favorite, anything could happen, literally…a game of thrones! Only one will sit upon the Throne at the end of this hilarious new addition to our GoT Fan Fest weekend. Will it be you?

4:00pm – GAME OF THRONES TRIVIA and COSTUME CONTEST (ALL AGES)

(first 50 people per contest to sign-up at the Maypole located between the King’s & Tiger’s Stage beginning at 3:30)

4:45pm – COSTUME PARADE TO THE FINAL JOUST FOLLOWING THE CONTESTS (ALL AGES)

(All persons dressed in GoT costumes are encouraged to join in this Parade to the final Joust)

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Sunday, September 29th

2:30pm – BATTLE FOR THE THRONE (18+)

(first 50 people/contestants to sign-up at the Maypole located between the King’s & Tiger’s Stage beginning at 2:00)

Join other GoT Fans for what is sure to be a crowd favorite, anything could happen, literal….game of thrones! Only one will sit upon the Throne at the end of this hilarious new addition to our GoT Fan Fest weekend. Will it be you?

4:00pm – GAME OF THRONES TRIVIA & COSTUME CONTEST (18+)

(first 50 people per contest to sign-up at the Maypole located between the King’s & Tiger’s Stage beginning at 3:30)

4:45pm – COSTUME PARADE TO THE FINAL JOUST FOLLOWING THE CONTESTS (ALL AGES)

(All persons dressed in GoT costumes are encouraged to join in this Parade to the final Joust)

WEEKEND 6

Highland Hunks

CELTIC & HIGHLAND HUNKS CONTEST! (18+)

Saturday, October 5th @ @ 4:00pm
Rain Date Sunday, October 6th

(first 50 male contestants to sign-up at the Maypole located between the King’s & Tiger’s Stage beginning at 3:30)

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


Contest Rules Click Here

Open Columbus Day, King Richards Faire

WEEKEND 7

Invaders Weekend at King Richards Fair

PIRATES, VIKINGS and MORE OH MY!

Saturday October 12th

4:30pm – TEAM TUG-O-WAR CONTEST ON THE JOUST FIELD (18+)

(first 8 teams of up to 10 persons who sign up at the King’s Mural on the Joust Field @ 3:45pm will be able to compete)

This contest of strength and skill will decide- who is wimp, and who is warrior-does your crew have what it takes?

Sunday October 13th  WE ARE OPEN!   no themed events scheduled

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Monday October 14th

4:30pm – TEAM TUG-O-WAR CONTEST ON THE JOUST FIELD (18+)

(first 8 teams of up to 10 persons who sign up at the King’s Mural on the Joust Field @ 3:45pm will be able to compete)

This contest of strength and skill will decide- who is wimp, and who is warrior-does your crew have what it takes?

WEEKEND 8

King Richard New England Fair

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. As the 2019 Faire Season comes to an end, join us at the front gate for a rhythmic finale!

Saturday, October 19th

1:45pm – WEE ONES COSTUME PARADE @ KIDS’ COVE (11 and younger)
Even the youngest royals can get in on the action during this weekend’s family friendly event!
All children 11 years and younger, are welcome to participate in this royal extravaganza and dress in their favorite costume as they parade through the village to the Dance Stage, where they will partake in a special lesson from Queen Anne and King Richard himself!  Eligible children accompanied by an adult can line up at the front of Kid’s Cove beginning at 1:45.

(all children 11 and under are welcome to dress in their favorite costume as they parade from the Kids’ through the village to the Dance Stage, where they will partake in a special lesson from Queen Anne and King Richard himself)

4:00pm – ADULT COSTUME CONTEST- 2019 THEME: DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS! (18+)

We’ve saved the best contest for the final Faire weekend!
Halloween, cosplay, and Fantasy enthusiasts… get ready to strut your stuff as you compete for best overall costume in front of an eager audience.

King Richard and his beautiful Queen will be looking for the BEST costumes in the following  three categories:
• RENAISSANCE
• DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
• HALLOWEEN

(first 50 persons/contestants to sign-up at the Maypole located between the King’s & Tiger’s Stage beginning at 3:30.  Disqualification- Costumes deemed inappropriate by King Richard’s Faire staff, management and owners will be disqualified.)

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Sunday, October 20th

6:00pm – THE FINAL DRUM JAM @ FRONTGATE (ALL AGES)

This is your last chance to feel the magic as you listen to the pounding rhythm of majestic drums. Join the 2019 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!

**Weekend themes and contests are meant to enhance the guests experience. Guests may join in on themes/ contests as they feel comfortable. All guests are welcome at the Faire each weekend whether in themed attire or everyday clothing. All contests are subject to change. Contests are for entertainment purposes only and should be taken as such.
Contests that are (18+) may not be suitable for all audiences. Please check age restrictions and contest rules prior to attending the event**

Participants of King Richard’s Faire including performers, artisans and their employees are not eligible to participate in 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.