Time for turkey legs, cosplay and Renaissance fire eaters – Dig Bos
That’s right, King Richard’s Faire opens this weekend
Here at Dig, we have a long and loving tie with King Richard’s Faire that dates back hundreds of years. Which is pretty amazing if not pure magic considering their 41st season begins on September 3 and ends on October 23.
This year, the Fair’s 80-acre wooded site in Carver will feature “eight stages featuring hundreds of local and national artists as well as thrilling rides and games”, as well as a chance to be “dazzled by acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, fire-eaters, minstrels, dancers and puppeteers, together with brave knights fighting three times a day on the jousting field, and debauched beggars competing in the mud.
Moreover, “the frolicking fairies [their spelling, though we dig it] can be seen dancing through the forest, where toddlers can ride a pony or unicorn and watch the royal hounds perform tricks. While “Throughout King Richard’s Faire, happy villagers help participants escape into a fantastical, whimsical world of interactive theater unlike any other theatrical attraction.”
And new for 2022…
This season, the festival is bigger and better than ever with the addition of new artists, artisans and original Broadway-style musicals for all ages. New performers include Sir Danny Drake, juggling fire and blade; the iconic El Zappo, real-life father of longtime performer and recent America’s Got Talent performer, Jacques Ze Whipper; Pict Pipers (pipes and drums); and a succession of fabulous canine acts Magical Poodles (9/3-25) and Muttsville Comix (10/1-23), and Braveheart Beasts, an incredible horse show (9/24-25, 10/25-26). South Shore cast member Sebastian Espinosa joins the musical script cast, and fan favorite Ryan Hanley returns in a comedic new role as Town Crier.
The Fair also welcomes new artisans and skilled artisans to its range of nearly 100 shops: Vignette Graphica artwork, Dragon’s Den candles, Hex Pottery, Skapa Leather, Sudsy Sow Soap Shoppe, Sara Breslin Illustration and Portraiture, Ember Craft Creations , Whistle n’ Learn clay flutes and dancing wings, Fire and Brimstone pottery, Winged Motivation fancy leather and Armor Smith weapons. Whether a newcomer or a longtime favourite, King Richard’s Faire is full of unique treasures. Enjoy original paintings and prints, handmade jewelry, period clothing and leather accessories, armor and weapons, woodwork, glass and crystal creations and much more. Fans of fantasy will enjoy elf ears, fairy horns and wings, floral garlands and fantasy makeup artists. Enthusiasts of old world craftsmanship will enjoy the fair’s blacksmiths, potters, candle makers and apothecaries as well as the intuitive fortune tellers.
And all the “epicurean delights suitable for the whole royal family” you’re used to, “giant turkey legs on a spit, slices of fries, balls of chowder or stew”, and “onion blossoms” with “dragon wings, and many other delicious delicacies. All to be washed down with lots of “champagne, special cocktails, wine, hard cider, mead or infusion”.
Indeed they said mead.
235 Main Street, Carver MA 02330
Info on kingrichardsfaire.net
Tickets to Eventbrite