Make Way for “Men In Tights”

From: King Richard's Faire
Published: Wed Sep 28 2005

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Contest for Best Breeches to be held at King Richard’s Faire on October 8th

DATELINE: PROVIDENCE, RI; BOSTON AND CARVER, MA...Paying tribute to the Renaissance Queen’s (and King’s) fancy, a "Men In Tights" Contest has been proclaimed and will take place on Saturday, October 8th at King Richard’s Faire in Carver, Mass.

King Richard’s Faire, the popular New England Renaissance Festival will hold a unique Men In Tights Contest and award those with, among other things, the best breeches. Since having judged the kingdom’s recent Cleavage Contest, King Richard, known for his exquisite taste in tights (as well as trunk hose, martingale and codpiece) will judge contestants.

The contest is open to men age 18 years or older and will be held on the King’s Stage at 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. Contestants should line up at the stage just prior to the contest.

Prizes will be awarded in three categories:

• Largest Calves in Tights (every centimeter counts)
• Finest Figure in Breeches
• Fanciest 16th Century Breeches

Each of the three winners of the Men In Tights Contest will receive passes for four to King Richard’s Faire and will accompany the King and his royal court onto the Dais for the 5 p.m. Joust.

16th Century "Pants"
Long, tight breeches and codpiece were the norm at the beginning of the 16th century which later evolved into trunk hose, martingale and ever more elaborate codpieces.

For Men In Tights Contest rules and Faire info, visit the website at

Extra Special Event Days
King Richard’s Faire revelers are encouraged to participate in several other side-stitching special event days such as:
• Tattoo Contest on September 24th
• Princess and Prince Contest on October 1st
• Cleavage Contest II on October 22nd

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. 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 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.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m., including Labor Day and Columbus Day Mondays.

For the schedule of events, contest rules 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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