When is King Richard’s Faire open?
Our 42nd season is open weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) from September 2nd - October 22nd, 2023, including Monday holidays Sept. 4th and Oct. 9th.
Gates open at 10:30 am and close at 6:00 pm.
Parking is free.
We strive to be OPEN rain or shine! When the weather is a question, call before you leave at (508) 866-5391 or check our Facebook and Instagram pages.
How much are the tickets?
Limited tickets are available at the front gate.
We encourage you to buy dated tickets online here. Tickets are non-refundable.
Adult (ages 12+):
$39 – September 2-30th
$43 – October 1-22
Children (ages 4- 11):
$20 – September 2-30th
$24 – October 1-22
Children (3 and under)
FREE - no ticket needed
Ticket price does not include the online convenience fee per ticket.
For additional information about our ticketing system, click here.
What if I need help with my ticket purchase?
For ticketing support, contact our TicketSpice support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the advantage of purchasing your ticket(s) online?
Tickets purchased online may be purchased using a credit card. The Faire accepts cash only at the Box Office for admission and food/beverage tickets.
Add your tickets to Apple Wallet for convenience or make sure to download and print your tickets before arriving.
Do I need to print out my online ticket?
Wifi is unreliable and screenshots of tickets bought online do not always scan properly. Using our new ticket vendor, you can add your tickets to your Apple Wallet for convenience. Make sure you download and print your tickets before arriving.
Is my ticket transferrable?
Yes! You can transfer your online ticket to another 2023 season Faire day if that date has available online sales.
What if I have a group? How do I buy tickets?
Group discounted rates begin with 25 or more adults. Group purchases must be made over the phone by calling our corporate office at 952-238-9915 (November-July) and the Faire site office at 508-866-5391 (August-October). For more information on group rates, email email@example.com.
What is included with my ticket?
Once you have finished your journey from our FREE parking lot and have entered the gates of Carvershire, you will be greeted with a complimentary guide of the realm. It lists all of the locations, attractions, and food/beverages the Faire has to offer. With eight stages, a tournament field for jousting, and lively street performances all included with your admission, you’ll have so much to do and see all day long!
• All food and beverages are purchased with FOOD tickets ONLY. Food tickets can be purchased with cash only at one of the four kiosk booths located throughout the Faire, or at the front gate box office until 11:30 a.m.
• Games and rides are cash only.
• Amazing wares purchased from our talented artisans may be purchased with Lady Visa, Master Card or cash.
What if the weather is bad and I’ve already bought my ticket online?
The Faire is rain or shine event. Just as with any outdoor professional sports venue, unless the weather is dangerous for our guests and participants, we will open for the day and try to remain open.
The tickets purchased will be honored on their selected purchase date only, and are non-refundable.
Tickets purchased online are transferrable through our ticketing site to another 2023 Faire date, if that date has available online sales.
We will always update our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages IF the Faire is unable to open due to weather.
Please feel free to call our Faire office at 508-866-5391 before you visit us if you have any questions – we are here to help!
The Faire is located at 235 Main Street, Carver, MA 02330 (Rt. 58).
Take 93 South to Route 3 South to exit 16 (44 west) to Route 58/Carver exit. Follow our signs and they will lead you to the gate.
Take 95 South to 195 East to 495 North to exit 2 (Route 58) and follow our signs. They will lead you to the gate.
The Faire offers free parking to all customers.
Handicapped parking is available closest to the front gate for those guests with a handicapped plate or placard.
Arrive early (10:30 a.m.) for the best parking options.
King Richard's Faire has onsite parking and if the main lots become full, please follow signs to additional parking lots.
Important note: there is absolutely no street parking allowed on or along Rt. 58 and violators may be subject to fines or towing.
Can I bring weapons (real, fake, or costume adornment)?
No weapons (guns, blades, firearms, explosives, etc.) are allowed on Faire grounds. While we do have artisans who sell real weaponry, we do not allow those weapons to be brandished around the grounds. Any weapons purchased within the Faire grounds must remain within the original packaging when purchased.
Costume weapon adornments are handled on a case-by-case basis.
Can I bring my bag, wagon or stroller?
Yes. All bags, backpacks, strollers, and wagons are allowed. All are subject to check upon entrance.
Does the Faire offer wheelchair or scooter rentals?
No, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Can I bring food or drinks to the Faire?
No, there is no outside food or beverage allowed at the Faire. Breast milk and baby formula are allowed at King Richard’s Faire when accompanied by an infant or toddler. You are allowed to bring in an empty water container to fill up at one of our drinking fountains. Bottled spring water and allergen-free food options are available for purchase inside (click here for our food/beverage list).
Do I need my ID to purchase alcohol?
Yes. Only persons 21+ with proper ID are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages.
Can I bring my pet/animal to the Faire?
No, while we are an outdoor event, we do not allow pets into the Faire grounds. Dogs that are trained and legally identified as working service animals are the exception.
Is smoking permitted within the Faire? Are electronic cigarettes/vapes allowed?
No, King Richard’s Faire is a smoke-free event. Smoking/vaping is prohibited.
Does the Faire take credit/debit cards? Are ATMs located on the Faire grounds?
The Faire box office which handles admission and food tickets is cash only. Most Faire artisans accept credit/debit cards including our Remembrance Shoppe. We also have 6 ATM machines: two outside the front gate, three near the Village Bakery just inside the front gate, and one inside our Remembrance Shoppe for your convenience.
What should I wear to the Faire? Do I have to wear a costume?
Guest should dress for the outdoors and the day's weather conditions. Shoes are required and practical footwear is encouraged to navigate the enchanted woods.
Wearing a costume is encouraged to get into the spirit of the Faire, but is completely optional. The costumes worn should be suitable for a family-friendly atmosphere.
View Weapons & Costume Policies here.
Does the Faire rent or sell costumes?
Yes, King Richard’s Faire has a wide variety of artisan shops that sell different 16th-century apparel. If you wish to rent a costume for the day, Seams Like A Dream is located inside the front gate and rents a wide selection of adult and children’s costumes for a fee.
Can I leave and come back?
No. There is no readmission. Guests entering the Faire should be prepared to stay until they leave for the day.
Do you spray against mosquitoes?
Yes, King Richard’s Faire is proactive against mosquitos. Weekly spraying is provided by the Plymouth County Mosquito Control and aerial spraying is provided by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.
What are your COVID precautions?
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 (or any of its variants) exists in any public place where people are present. All guests, staff, and participants of King Richard’s Faire, a King’s Faire Inc. entertainment event, voluntarily assume all risks and liability related to exposure to COVID-19 once they have entered the Faire. Masks are not required to enter but are encouraged for anyone who feels the need to wear one, especially in shops or crowded spaces.