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Looking Forward To Fall and King Richard's Faire 2016

King Richard's Faire Musicians - Carver, Massachusetts
Photo provided by Dennehy PR
Sitting here in the 90 degree heat, I'm dreaming of fall and wishing it were September already.  What's not to love about fall after all?  It is my favorite season for many reasons.  School is back in session, the air is crisp and cool, and King Richard's Faire returns! My family has visited our local Renaissance faire in Carver, Massachusetts at least once every fall since 2012.  This year we will be returning again and will be receiving complimentary passes to continue on with this family tradition.

Having attended the past four seasons, one of the things we look forward to the most about King Richard's Faire is seeing the friendly and familiar faces.  That gypsy in the photo above read our children's fortunes last year.  We look forward to seeing the strapping fellow who pushes the Swan Swing and the guys over at M'Lady's Shady Maze.  Of course, we hope to catch a wave from Queen Anne and King Richard.  Our daughter was thrilled to have had her photo taken with the Queen two years ago.  Such awesome family memories are made every year!
King Richard's Faire - Queen Anne and King Richard - Carver, Massachusetts
Photo provided by Dennehy PR
What do you have to look forward to at King Richard's Faire this year?  Here is the special event schedule (free with admission), all held at 4pm EST on the King's Stage unless otherwise noted. The 2016 faire will be open September 3rd thru October 23rd.

Sat. 9/3: Carver Day - free admission for Carver residents with valid ID

Sun. 9/4: Military Appreciation Day - see website for details

Mon. 9/5: Open on Labor Day

Sat. 9/10: Annual Cleavage Contest

Sat. 9/17: Romance Is In The Air: Vow Renewal Ceremony

Sat. 9/24: Game of Thrones Costume and Trivia Contest

Sat. 10/1: Prince and Princess Parade and photos with the King and Queen

Sat. 10/8: Highland and Celtic Hunks Contest: Clash of the Tartans, Men In Kilts

Mon. 10/10: Open on Columbus Day

Sat. 10/15: Childrens’ Fairies & Pirates Parade and photos with the King and Queen

Sat. 10/22: Fantasy Finale Adult Costume/Cosplay/Time Travelers Contest

For more details on these events, including rain dates, or to purchase tickets, visit  You can also rub elbows with King Richard on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Tell us what you're looking forward to the most about the upcoming King Richard's Faire in a comment here.