King Richard's Faire Opens for 2005 season September 3rd

From: King Richard's Faire
Published: Tue Jul 19 2005

PROVIDENCE, RI; BOSTON AND CARVER, MA... Where else can you enjoy vaudevillian comedy, mini-Broadway musical and spectacular theater performances while you eat like a king and make merry? King Richard’s Faire, of course! A vivid recreation of a 16th century marketplace at festival time, the 24th season of the King Richard’s Faire begins September 3rd and runs through October 23 and boasts new talent, unique performances and plenty of drama for the whole family.

King Richard’s Faire, the popular New England Renaissance Festival held in Carver, Mass. each year, welcomes several new extremely talented acts including: Boston native, Etienne, a marvelous juggler and comedian; The Unruly Fools, the dynamic husband and wife duo from Chico, CA., Thomas Wood, juggler and fire eater from Huntington Beach, CA; Ann Goldmann and the Daredevil Chicken Club from Jamaica Plain, Mass.; Jay and Abigail Michaels otherwise known as The Harper & The Minstrel from East Freetown, Mass., and delightful Gargoyles and Sirens- living statues played by Joe Pari and Eric Auger of Providence, RI. Audiences will hail the arrival of a new prince, theater student Eric Barriere of Melrose, Mass., who also just happens to be an Ashton Kutcher look-alike.

Gershwin, Tchaikovsky and Sha Na Na?!
This season, the Renaissance Faire’s King, played by Thomas Epstein of Providence, RI, embraces "Take Your Daughter to Work Day". From classical to "Do Wop", a tasteful celebration of every musical style ensues as the royal daughters learn all about work in the Realm in this mini Broadway show.

Turkey Legs and Men in Tights
Revelers may participate in side-stitching special events such as the Turkey Leg Eating Contest, Princess Day, Prince Day, Men In Tights and Tattoo Day. From sword fighters and gypsy dancers to knights jousting on horseback, King Richard’s Faire promises entertainment galore. Need something to do between shows? How about perusing Artisan wares at more than 50 specialty booths offering children’s costumes, crystal art, wood carvings, stained glass, medieval swords, jewelry and many other unique and collectible items. Hungry? Munch on a giant turkey leg, work through a rack o’ ribs, enjoy tasty New England clam chowder or the Queen’s Strawberry Shortcake and more at the royal food court.

King Richard’s Faire runs eight consecutive weekends in the fall, from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., September 3 through October 23, 2005 and includes Labor Day and Columbus Day Mondays.

For the schedule of special days or to obtain Internet coupons for a $1 discount on adult admission as well as special coupons for $3 off adult admission during Labor Day weekend, visit the King Richard’s Faire website at

A Renaissance Faire to Remember
As New England’s most popular fall event, King Richard’s Faire draws over one hundred thousand revelers every year by offering something for the whole family to enjoy. From performances by actors, dancers, puppeteers, jugglers, minstrels, mimes, magicians and musicians to the unique hand-made wares crafted by artisans on the premises, audiences have been delightfully entertained for over twenty-four years.

Spanning 80 wooded acres in Carver, Mass., this recreation of a 16th century marketplace at festival time showcases entertainment by royalty and beggars, highwaymen and guards, knights and wenches, swordsmen and soothsayers throughout each day.

Patrons are challenged by the Royal Games such as archery, the test of strength, the axe throw and many more! Watch knights jousting on horseback, beggars eating mud, as well as the Royal Zoo, which houses rare leopards, lions and tigers. Eat and drink like a king while the Royal Chef satisfies many palates with his authentic "Renaissance" delectables and brews.

King Richard’s Faire is located on Route 58 in Carver, Mass. For more information visit the website at

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