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FAQs

When is King Richard’s Faire open?
Our 43rd season is open weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) from August 31st - October 20th, 2024, including Monday holidays September 2nd Labor Day and October 14th.

Gates open at 10:30 am and close at 6:00 pm.

Parking is free. [Scroll down for more parking information.] 

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. We strive to remain open in the rain!

What if I need help with my ticket purchase?

For ticketing support, contact our TicketSpice support team at support@kingrichardsfaire.reamaze.com.

Need help purchasing your ticket? Click here for instructions.

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.

Ticket link: https://kingrichardsfaire.ticketspice.com/king-richards-faire-2024

Ticket price does not include the online convenience fee per ticket.

For additional information about our ticketing system, click here. 

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?

Yes, please! Using our new ticket vendor, you can also add your tickets to your Apple Wallet for convenience. Make sure you download and print your tickets before arriving, just in case. 

Is my ticket transferrable? Can I change my ticket to another date?

You can edit/change your online ticket to another 2024 season Faire Day if that date has available online sales. Go to your TicketSpice account center and look for the EDIT button to change the date of your ticket(s). Note: The change must be done PRIOR to the date you originally purchased the ticket(s) for. If there is a difference in ticket price when transferring, you must pay the difference in cost. EDIT options are for the original purchase season only. Tickets can only be edited/changed within the 2024 season and will not be valid once it has ended.

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 aimee@kingrichardsfaire.net.

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.
• 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. We will always update our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages IF the Faire is unable to open due to weather.

 

The tickets purchased will be honored on their selected purchase date only and are non-refundable. You can edit/change your online ticket to another 2024 season Faire Day if that date has available online sales. Go to your TicketSpice account center and look for the EDIT button to change the date of your ticket(s).

 

Note: The change must be done PRIOR to the date you originally purchased the ticket(s) for. If there is a difference in ticket price when transferring, you must pay the difference in cost. EDIT options are for the original purchase season only.

 

Tickets can only be edited/changed within the season and will not be valid once it has ended.

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!

Directions:

The Faire is located at 235 Main Street, Carver, MA 02330 (Rt. 58).

From Boston:
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.

From Providence:
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.

Parking information:

  • The Faire offers free parking to all customers as well as auxiliary lots with shuttle buses.

  • 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. You may NOT park on the following streets outside the Faire parking lot: Meadow Road, Rochester Road, Mayflower Road or Crescent Street.

Gate restrictions:

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.

Can I bring my drone camera?

Absolutely no drone photography is permitted inside the Fairegrounds or in parking lot areas of King Richard's Faire.

Health Precautions:

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.

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