Renaissance fairs, like the disputed lost folios of Shakespeare, combine the trappings of a bygone age with a suspiciously large number of smartphones. Answer the call of the past with this Groupon.
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- $63.99 for four adult admissions (a $120 value)
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Visitors revel in the recreation of the Age of Enlightenment with artisans that proffer blacksmithing or leatherworking and performers roaming the streets. Events such as jousting tournaments entertain crowds, and cooks prepare huge turkey legs or hearty soups for guests.
King Richard's Faire
If you venture into the woods in the fall in Carver, Massachusetts, you'll stumble upon a very surreal sight—knights thundering past on powerful horses, fire-eaters swallowing flames, fairies dancing, and men sword-fighting. It's not a portal to the past; rather, it's the annual King Richard's Faire Renaissance festival, which entertains people nearly every weekend in September and October.
The faire unfolds across 80 wooded acres, amusing visitors with performances on eight stages, games and rides, and a Gaming Glen. Here, guests can ride the ferris wheel and test their old-timey skills by throwing axes or lulling a dragon to sleep with a bed-time story. Faire-goers, many of who dress in period costumes, can also watch knights battle on horseback while eating giant spit-roasted turkey legs and sipping frosty brews or wine. A stop at a jewelry booth or the apothecary shop yields souvenirs.
89% of 4,177 customers recommend
“this is a fun day for the whole family. I would suggest no one under the age of 10 I don't believe they would enjoy and it wouldn't allow you to enjoy. It's a long...”
“this is a fun day for the whole family. I would suggest no one under the age of 10 I don't believe they would enjoy and it wouldn't allow you to enjoy. It's a long day on your feet.”
“Be prepared for a long line to get in but once your in it is a lot of fun and very interesting too It is suppose to be renaissance but you see people from all erras”
“This is the best way to go to King Richard's Faire as the normal entrance fees are way too high”