$15 Ticket to King Richard's Faire in Carver ($26 Value)


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In ye olde tymes, a reigning class of excess letter Es forced a population of poor, peasant vowels into centuries of servitude that ended only with King IOU’s assentation to the throne. Pay tribute to a time when E’s ruled the lande with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get one adult ticket to King Richard's Faire in Carver, a 50-minute drive south on MA-3. This Groupon is only valid on the following dates: Saturday, September 11; Sunday, September 12; Saturday, September 18; and Sunday, September 19.

The 80-acre grounds at King Richard’s Faire are packed with hundreds of colorful characters, scores of ancient sporting events, and hours of renaissance fun. On ye grande entertainment docket are dozens of plague-free acts in which acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, minstrels, dancers, fire eaters, knife-throwers, puppeteers, wenches, and tosspots perform shocking feats of daring, valor, and nonsensory for the benefit of His Highness’s honoured guests. A visit to the Royal Zoo offers both princes and paupers a glimpse of faraway lands as rare beasts like as regal lions, white tigers, and hybrid ligers wow the crowds with their incessant adorableness. Venture over to the Tourney Field to witness mounted knights joust using ancient wooden lightsabers known as lances.

Furlongs of fun rides and games will test one’s bravery, gallantry, and aim. More than 100 talented artisans allow lords, good wives, and bad wives to bear witness to glass bowling, portrait painting, hand-spun pottery, sword-making, and more. Satiate your palate with cuisine and drinks from all centuries, including spit-roasted giant turkey legs, boules of chowder and stew, and ringlets of fair French fires. King Richard’s Faire provides a yearly taste of old timey fun, and missing it would rend one vulnerable to being branded as an errant, toad-spotted huggermugger.


Six Yahoo! Locals give King Richard's Faire a four-star average, three Insider Pagers give it a three-star average, and Yelpers give it a 2.5-star rating. Although reviewers say it's steeply overpriced, the Groupon helps offset the costs.

  • For adults looking for a good time it is a hoot! We dress up and join in the fun. We love the jousting, belly dancers, the fire eating juggler-he is sooo funny! – Amy W., Insider Pages
  • King Richard's Faire in Carver is a great rennasaince [sic] festival to attend during the fall. Many patrons get all dressed up in period clothing. There are different shops to visit, shows to see and demonstrations to watch. – J.P., Insider Pages

King Richard's Faire

Trumpets blare over the fairgrounds. As the king and queen ride through town, peasants and shopkeepers all kneel immediately, verbalizing praise and respects to their liege lord. Meanwhile, a man in shorts stands amid the crouching peasants eating a turkey leg the size of his arm as his kids tumble off the Jacob's ladder across the dirt road. This is but a snapshot of the special moments at King Richard's Faire, a Renaissance festival that gathers period artisans, performers, and food merchants to celebrate the Age of Enlightenment along with visitors.

After a bit of practice throwing axes, visitors can stroll in optional costume to see fortunetellers, cobblers, and blacksmiths who have mastered ancient crafts. Knights ride to battle on the tourney field to win the king's and crowd's favor, and eight stages, a tournament field, and a mud pit bring in acts ranging from minstrels and jugglers to fire eaters and exotic animals.

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “wear comfortable shoes and dress up :) ”

  • “Bring comfortable shoes, they have a really good schedule of events and quality stuff for sale, just good old fashioned fun for any age and group!”

  • “ I had a lot fun, its a nice place with so many different things,clothes, culture and good food.I loved.”

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    235 Main St.

    Carver, Massachusetts 02330

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In a Nutshell

  • 100+ period characters, entertainers, and artisans
  • See giant cats and epic jousts
  • Rides and games of skill

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 19th, 2010. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only on 9/11, 9/12, 9/18 or 9/19. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.