It is hard believe that a year has gone by and the opening day for King Richard's Faire is nearly upon us. My family is very excited to attend the renaissance faire again this year with the complimentary tickets we received as a thank you for sharing our day with 3G2S readers. Having attended the faire twice now, I highly recommend you choose which weekend you will be visiting based on the special events schedule and on the weather forecast. The faire will be open every weekend in Carver, Massachusetts from August 31st through October 20th.
The weather in Massachusetts can be highly unpredictable. Last year, we attended opening weekend and the temperatures were in the 80s, which might be slightly on the warm side if you plan to attend wearing a heavy costume. We returned in early October and we were freezing because the temperatures were in the 50s. I had dressed the children in layers under their costumes and they were still frozen. My suggestion is to check the extended weather forecast before you make plans.
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Special Events Scheduled for King Richard's Faire 2013 . . .
(8/31) - Saturday - Opening Day is "Carver Day", when all Carver, MA residents receive free admission with proper ID.
(9/1) - Sunday - "Military Appreciation Day", when all U.S. military personnel receive free admission with proper ID.
(9/7) - Saturday - "Cleavage Contest" at 4pm. (Must be 18 years or older. Rain date 9/8.)
(9/14) - Saturday - "Vow Renewal" at 4pm, when an ordained minister will renew married couples' vows on stage. (Rain date 9/15.)
(9/21) - Saturday - In honor of Biker's Weekend, a "Royal Ink Contest" at 4pm, when you can enter to win an award for best tattoo in 3 categories. (Must be 18 years or older. Rain date 9/22.)
(9/28) - Saturday - "Prince & Princess Costume Contest" at 4pm (Must be 11 years old or younger. Rain date 9/29.)
(9/29) - Sunday - "Game of Thrones" at 4pm, where you can participate in a Game of Thrones character costume contest and trivia contests. (Rain date 10/6.)
(10/5) - Saturday - "Beard & Moustache Contest" at 4pm (Must be 18 years old or older. Rain date 10/6.)
(10/12) - Saturday - A BRAND NEW EVENT! . . . "Children's Fairies & Pirate's Costume Contest" at 4pm. (All children who enter will win a prize. Rain date 10/13.)
(10/19) - Saturday - "Adult Costume Contest" at 4pm. (Rain date 10/20.)
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Visit KingRichardsFaire.net to learn more about the special events listed above and to see all the scheduled performances around the faire throughout the day. It really is impossible to see everything all in one day. Checkout my coverage of the 2012 King Richard's Faire to help you plan out your day. To keep up with the renaissance fun, follow along with King Richard's Faire on Facebook and on Twitter.