Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Win Tickets to King Richard’s Faire! (Giveaway)
Posted Aug 20 2013 8:03am
I have a confession to make: I kind of have a thing for the whole Renaissance and Elizabethan eras.
I have read “The Other Boleyn Girl” and all of the other Phillippa Gregory’s historical novels from that time period at least a dozen times. I love movies like Elizabeth, Shakespeare in Love and even Kevin Costner’s horribly entertaining Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. I was slightly obsessed with the Showtime series “The Tudors” (which had absolutely nothing to do with the yummy Jonathan Rhys Myers, ok, Dr. G?). I love the music, the costumes, the castles, the royal courts.
Yikes, I sound pretty nerdly, huh?
Sure, this is my romanticized version of this time period (which also certainly had its fair share of wars, disease, tragedies and beheadings). Yet despite this secret passion of mine, I have never been to a Renaissance festival like King Richard’s Faire, the longest running Renaissance Fair in New England – even though it literally takes place 30 min. away from where we live in Carver, Mass.
King Richard’s Faire is an 80-acre Renaissance festival, which recreates a 16th-century marketplace. What’s in a 16th century marketplace, you ask? Maybe the question is, what isn’t? You’ll find handmade crafts, foods, musicians, singers, dancers, minstrels, mimes, jugglers, magicians, comedians, puppeteers, gymnasts, exotic animals, acrobats, mud beggars, stilt walkers, jousting knights on horseback, a royal court … you get the idea.
There’s even face painting, games and rides for the kiddos, including a Flying Carousel, Swan Swing, Pirate Ships, and special entertainment shows that run the gamut from a human chess game and Princess Academy to sword fighting and Irish war pipes and drums.
I was impressed — well, maybe shocked is a better word – when I checked out the food options. 16th century England wasn’t exactly a vegetarian’s paradise, so I was preparing to sneak a PB&J in Mimi’s diaper bag. But lo and behold, they have plenty of gluten free, lactose free and — yes — vegetarian offerings!
Plus beer. And mead. I’ve always wanted to try mead.
I cannot wait to take my family to King Richard’s Faire when it starts on August 31! I think Buddy and Mimi might fall in love with this time period, too (and I’m sure I’ll get suckered into buying toy swords or something from ye’ ol’ marketplace).
Guess what?! I have four tickets to King Richard’s Faire to give away to one lucky KMS reader. The tickets are good any time before the Faire ends on October 20. So enter away, friends! Please use the entry form below. This giveaway ends on Friday, August 30!
Disclaimer: I received 4 tickets so I can finally check out King Richard’s Faire. See you there!