King Richard’s Faire (Carver, MA)

Deep in the woods of Carver Mass is a land of yore.  At least during the fall. It is during the weekends of September and October when King Richard’s Faire takes over the woods of Carver, or as they dub it during the faire, “Carvershire”.

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The great thing about King Richard’s Faire is that you need not be a medieval history enthusiast or a larper to enjoy the faire.

There are activities such as ax throwing, no that isn’t a typo, face painting and a variety of performers to keep people of all ages entertained.

And then, there were the shows.  This particular rendition of “Snow White” was actually portrayed as Snow White’s cousin, Carrie.  That’s right Carrie White of the famous Stephen King horror novel and movie, “Carrie.”

Everything starts out seemingly harmlessly as the cast retells the story of Carrie.

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And her “friends” who decide to sabotage her prom (spoiler alert if you haven’t seen the movie or read the book).

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Keeping true to the plot, Carrie is crowned prom queen.

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Then, cue, the “pigs mud” (they want to keep it “family friendly”)

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All hell breaks lose as Carrie unleashes her wrath (just like in the movie)

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Then, weirdly, they all become friends again in the end.

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Jacques Ze Whippeur gave a great performance with his whipping skills.  He asked the audience to name a song and he was able to keep the beat to the song by cracking his whip and singing the lyrics.  He did this with songs from groups such as Journey and even the theme song to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

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The actors at King Richard’s Faire reenact the days of knights (I couldn’t help but think of the obvious similarity to the characters in Monty Python’s Holy Grail movie)

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magicians (with their assistants)

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wizards

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fair maidens

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and more

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And, yes, visitors do come to the faire dressed in their own garb.

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One of the highlights was the jousting contest.

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But, the best part of the event was the pirates and fairies costume show.

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Although pets aren’t normally allowed in the faire, an exception was made for Lionitus because he is a service dog.

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If you’re in the Massachusetts area and you want to go, this upcoming weekend (Oct 24th and 25th) is the last chance to see it before it closes for the season and you will have to wait until 2016.  If you can’t go this weekend, I’ll see you there next year!

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Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog. I am a true New Englander through and through. I love everything about New England. I especially love discovering new places in New England and sharing my experiences with everyone. I tend to focus on the more unique and lesser known places and things in New England on my blog. Oh yeah, and I love dogs. I always try to include at least one dog in each of my blog posts. I discovered my love of photography a couple of years ago. I know, I got a late start. Now, I photograph anything that seems out of the ordinary, interesting, beautiful and/or unique. And I have noticed how every person, place or thing I photograph has a story behind it or him or her. I don't just photograph things or people or animals. I try to get their background, history or as much information as possible to give the subject more context and meaning. It's interesting how one simple photograph can evoke so much. I am currently using a Nikon D3200 "beginner's camera." Even though there are better cameras on the market, and I will upgrade some time, I love how it functions (usually) and it has served me well. The great thing about my blog is you don't have to be from New England, or even like New England to like my blog (although I've never met anyone who doesn't). All you have to like is to see and read about new or interesting places and things. Hopefully, you'll join me on my many adventures in New England! View all posts by New England Nomad

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