King Richard's Faire
King Richard's Faire
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上午10:30 - 下午6:00
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3.5
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极佳
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非常好
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一般
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较差
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很糟糕
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Eryn M
Boston, MA2 条分享
2023年10月 • 家庭
This place is a nightmare and a massive cash grab. Not that they make it easy to give them all your money because they insist on only taking cash for entrance, food, and rides/games. So, basically everything you actually need to do there. The vendors and even performers are smart enough to take credit cards/venmo/etc.

The day we went, the power went out, so their ATMs were down. Good luck feeding your kids if you don’t happen to have literally hundreds of dollars in cash on you (it was $134 for 2 kids and 2 adults to even get in! Cash, of course) or letting them do the overpriced ($3-$5 each) games and rides. And of course you can’t leave to get cash elsewhere, because god forbid you might have a snack in your car and not have to buy more of their ridiculous food tickets (why wait in one line when we can make you wait in two?) At one point, because of the crowds and power outage, they were out of almost everything and it was unclear what (besides $5 bottles of water, oh and the water fountain was also not working) we could even spend our $60 worth of tickets on. No refunds though, of course. We did finally (did I mention the insane lines everywhere?) manage to get one hot dog, two orders of fries, and three waters with a few tickets leftover. Yum.

I’m actually sorry to drag the place down, because the performers and everyone working there were great, and I do love the setting and seeing everyone dressed up. However, I felt exploited all day at the way it was run and how much the people in charge do not care at all about their visitors’ experience. I’m sure they screw over the performers at least as much as the visitors, and although I have sympathy for them passing the hat at each performance (suggested donation, $10/family, in case you were wondering) and I felt super guilty, I cannot afford to pay for each performance individually after already paying the outrageous entry fee. What is it even for?!

The only reason this was t a straight one star review was because my daughters and niece did have fun (until we ran out of cash…), and the costume rental shop just inside the gate was probably the only place I didn’t feel completely ripped off all day. They each got to choose an outfit and even accessories for $20 and it was truly fun to see how excited they were and to watch them interact with the people working there and just others who were visiting.

My husband and his best friend have been going to KRF every year since it started, and have seen it just continue to deteriorate over the years. Sadly, I think this year was the last straw. At least for me.
撰写日期:2023年10月23日
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The Traveling Pierogi
世界193 条分享
2023年10月 • 独自旅游
King Richard's Faire is an annual renaissance faire located in Carver, Massachusetts. For the past 40-plus years, King Richard's Faire is the largest renaissance festival in New England showcasing that transforms you to a marketplace of the 1500s (the renaissance era)!! I highly recommend heading to King Richard's Faire during the autumn season when visiting Massachusetts!!
撰写日期:2023年10月16日
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Carl A
1 条分享
2023年10月 • 家庭
The parking worked well! However, the wait to get in the park. with little or NO direction from cast members, was horrible! No one knew which line to be in, and yelling single file does not help when no one is around to guide guests in the first place. Also, the lines for food tickets were so long that my family and I did not get to eat! The best part of the whole day was Jack the Whipper! He is great! Organization is a problem!
撰写日期:2023年10月15日
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Dana l
2 条分享
2023年10月 • 家庭
My husband and I have been going to KRF since we first got married 20 years ago. We love it and always dress. We absolutely love the experience, ithas always been very fun. Once we had kids they came with us as well. Both our kids are autistic so being there with all the stimulation has been challenging at times. Definitely bring noise canceling headphones for kiddos with sensory issues.
Recently my 13 year old has been wheelchair bound and we went for the first time with a wheelchair this year. With the rain the day prior the grounds were very wet. And there were more people than usual this day as well.
We struggled a lot with the wheelchair as there are so many roots, and the grounds are uneven. The mud was very difficult to navigate and the stone paths were very hard on the small wheelchair wheels, often getting us stuck.
The people working there were very kind and accommodating. They often checked in with him to make sure he was having a good time. And even helping us out when we got stuck.
We will always be going to the fair as it has been our tradition and the children love it.
The only thing I would recommend is better handicap accessibility.
If you have an all terrain wheelchair that would be perfect.
撰写日期:2023年10月7日
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Sqweezel
新罕布什尔州Brookline5 条分享
2022年10月
First thing to know before you go:
The entry fee helps pay for the seasonal event, BUT you only get to ENTER with that fee. Everything else you have to pay for, minus the mini shows going on...

Which brings me to the second thing you should know:
The performers are not paid by the faire. They audition and are approved to perform.
Therefore, after each show, they WILL come around with a hat and kindly ask for money or heckle you depending on their character rolls, for money. THIS is the ONLY way they are paid.

Third: EAT BEFORE YOU ATTEND.
The food there is VERY expensive, masked in food ticket costs, the tickets are now 1.00$ea... (They used to be 25 cents, then 50 cents, so this WILL go up in price.)
You will have to wait in line to get food tickets at the ticket huts, then you find that a soda is around 4-6$, a small glass of Mead is around 15$, A Turkey leg is about 17$, and a cheese burger is like, 15-20$... And the only really GOOD food is the turkey leg or the Bread Bowl Chowder (if that's your thing) The burgers USED TO BE Very good, home made back yard cookout style burgers, but the past couple years (I go nearly every year despite these things because I love to support the Faire)
The burgers have been, basically the kind you usedto get in school. Frozen burgers and frozen fries hastily cooked and over-priced.

Also, the humor is very much not for kids. Adult humor is embedded in nearly all aspects of the faire, so if you expect this to be a little kid's venue that your super sheltered children will just frolic with fantasy pirates and fairies, you will be woefully mistaken. MOST all of the humor will go over their heads, but if they get it, as they say at the faire, "If your kid's get these jokes, it's YOUR fault."

CLEVAGE, lots of bewbs squeezed up in corsets and barmaid outfits... So, if you don't like tiddiez in front of the kiddiez, leave them home. Sorry, but bewbs happen.

The joust is in 3 parts, morning, noon and evening, and the evening show is the best, with the first being a warm-up and sort of games, the second joust being a bit of a rivalry around noon ish, and then the final is a mock battle to the death, where people fall off the horses and and is as close to a real "knight fight" as you can get (it is choreographed and very staged like medieval wrestling) without going to the The Knights Hall in Nashua NH. (Actual trained fighters fighting in armor for money and fame, for real. but not to the death... usually)
So if you are going for an "authentic joust experience" this is CLOSE but not, a "real joust" there are set winners and losers, but they DO indeed use break away lances, and DO fall from their horses when struck, they can and DO fall off when hit proper, but they will fall as pre determined, sorry to break any illusions you may have of an authentic joust where people are flung from horses. It is for entertainment only and for the safety of all humans and animals involved it is rehearsed until perfected, like a circus performance.

TIPS:
#1 and foremost, EXPECT to spend money INSIDE not just for entry, EVERYTHING costs money, and most of the vendors ONLY sell at the faire. That being said,
Expect to blow at LEAST 100$ per person to have a full on good time, you can do it around 50$ but you will leave feeling unfulfilled and sort of jaded, if you EXPECT to spend 100$, you will not feel "buyer's remorse" for the ticket fee.

#2 EAT BEFORE YOU GO, have a HUGE breakfast, and DO NOT bring food into the faire, it is VERY poor taste and you may be heckled by staff or asked to leave.
Don't be that person. THERE IS FREE WATER, potable water is pumped to bubblers here and there, but you gotta ask or look for them, as they are not super obvious.
IF YOU HAVE TO BRING WATER, bring it in bottle form and hide it in deep pockets, WATER is the ONLY thing I think they don't really mind you taking in.
FOOD there is for the experience of eating soup from a bread bowl or a turkey leg the size of your fore-arm, it is not a McDonalds, you will not find cheap eats here.
BUT What you do find for a lunch should be good enough, just expect to pay out the kilt for it.

#3 Take frequent breaks, the faire space is HUGE, and before you know it your body is VERY tired from walking around on the un-even ground covered in sand, rocks, roots, pine needles and divots. It is walk-able but keep in mind that your muscles in your feet and legs will be moving to compensate for all the terrain.
Take your time, there is MUCH to see in the faire, and you may even have to make a couple passes to see it all. If a vendor is packed don't just pass them by, come back later and see WHY they were so packed.
REST in the pretty shaded forest and enjoy the new england weather.

#4 PLAN, read the schedule, often there are multiple shows going on at once, read and see what interests you, because if you came to see fire eating, and you stop at the mud show just to see what it is all about, you may miss your fire eater, or whip show, not saying the mud show is BAD just using it as a place holder example.

#5 Don't expect it to be fully period accurate.
Guests will take any opportunity to dress up in whatever, and there are pirates, and Victorian fans, you will see everything from steam punk, to furries, to storm troopers. Elves, Wizards, Witches, Gnomes, Gargoyles, Whatever... Just don't expect everything to be 100% Medieval only. They try to keep it close, but guests come in all shapes and sizes and the faire does not discriminate costumes.

#6 You are going there to have fun, if you don't want to blast through a bunch of money to have a good time, and expect to see real knights and real castles and so on.... You're not going to have a great time, I see the reviews with 1 star here and that's the mistake they made.
Allocate 100$ minimum per person for the day, and don't expect it to be a teleport to the medieval era. It is for FUN.
Entertainment purposes only on a themed venue.
This is fun for all ages, so don't be afraid to bring your small princess/fairy/elf/wizard or your teenage D&D/Magic player. It really is a good time.
It is just, a bit pricey so expect that.

#7 Bring good people, ANY downers will wreck the time.
You have someone who "is just going cuse so n so is going" or going to be the Eore of the bunch, leave that noise at home.
and DON'T SPLIT UP it is next to impossible to find eachother there even if you have a set way point or meeting spot.

#8 Check the theme of the day you are going, each day has a different theme, and you totally want to check that out before planning your trip, if you are into the interactions with the faire staff and shows.
So like if it's a day to wear greeeeeen or if it is clevage day or whatever... Check that real quick, just for fun and see what is going on the day you plan to go.

I hope these tips and slices of advice from YEARS of experience finds you well.
And this review helps your experience.
The place is AWESOME and a good time, if done right.
If you go there expecting to get a bunch of free fun after you pay the fee to get in, you are in for a disappointing time.
The longer you stay, the more you get out of your entry fee.
Weather you are going for the opening of the gates to the closing of them, you should have a great time using these tips. Even if you are going for a couple hours, it's fun, just know that the longer you stay, the more you dilute the entry fee by seeing everything the faire has to offer.
撰写日期:2023年8月7日
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Lily U
1 条分享
2022年10月 • 好友
Never going back, this year was an absolute nightmare and disappointment. Drove 3 hours with my friends, only to be turned away after walking over 20 mins towards the entrance because they over sold tickets. We never even made it to the entrance so I'm not sure how far away it even was, but a mass exodus of people came back towards us saying not to even bother continuing our journey.
No refund, my emails were completely ignored. Their only "solution" was to use the ticket to come back another weekend. That is not a feasible answer, and my friends and I all wasted $40 plus online fees. Nowhere on their website was it indicated that the event had been over sold, so there was no warning and we wasted a lot of time driving all the way out there for nothing.
撰写日期:2022年11月5日
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Tom M
3 条分享
2022年10月
First the good part. It is definitely a fun experience, especially because of all of the people who come dressed up. The costumes are fabulous. And the jousting competitions are a must see. The setting is interesting with buildings and stages throughout the site, wandering musicians, and there are lots of excellent craft vendors. Total eye candy.

Now the not so good part. Go early or stay home. We arrived at the opening time of 10:30am, and there was a long line to get into the parking lot, but we did get into the lot. Then there was a long line to get into the site through the very limited access point. And then there were long lines to buy the required tickets to obtain food and beverages. And then long lines to actually get the food and beverages. It was packed. Too much so. There are simply not enough ticket booths to deal with the crowd. And the space itself is too small to deal with the number of people they allow to access the site. And I noticed that there were no obvious exits, except for the narrow main entrance, in the event of an emergency.

Two other not so good aspects. You cannot carry your own water into the site. And there was no obvious place to obtain water, except though a vendor, standing in a long line, and paying $5. That really isn't acceptable. And if they are going to require that you purchase tickets in advance to buy food and beverages, then they should allow you to cash back in the unused tickets. I suspect that aspect provides some significant side revenue.

Now the takeaway. It was definitely an interesting but challenging experience. But try and time the visit on a weekend that may have less of a crowd. And be frugal with buying the tickets.
撰写日期:2022年10月28日
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Vick W
1 条分享
2022年10月 • 好友
Our group of 4 drove 2.5 hours (half a tank of gas!) to get to the fair. I thought I was dumb in forgetting to buy a ticket beforehand, thinking of the long line I'd endure. But it'd be ok, right?
WRONG.
We get there, follow people parking entire roads away from the fair's full parking lot and start the trek in full garb. After about 20 minutes of walking, some people going the other way say it's closed. They oversold tickets, no refunds, go home.
NOWHERE was this posted by a legitimate source from king Richard's! The sign had ONLY said no parking. If it had said "no parking, no admittance", we would have saved at LEAST an hour! If they had made ANY INDICATION ONLINE besides the tickets being sold out on the ticket buying page (it wasn't on the homepage!) that we'd be turned away, we could have saved so much MORE time!
I was spared wasting my money but my friends wasted over a hundred dollars in total for NOTHING and I know some people travelled even farther.
Horrendous. Negligent. Cruel. The exact opposite of what I thought this faire stood for.
"Oh but you should've just gotten there sooner! No refunds! <3" is NOT an apology.
撰写日期:2022年10月16日
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chanmic
马萨诸塞波士顿12 条分享
2022年10月
waited in traffic for 45 minutes just to find out that the lot was closed and we needed to go to an off site lot and take a shuttle. Shuttle lines were going to be two hours, so needed to walk two miles to get into the faire. Once there waited 45 minutes in line to get one food item. Lines were so long and eveything so crowded that we only got to see the joust and one other musical show. We then had to throw away $20 in food tickets because the lines were too long to ever get any other food item. It was soo crowded you can barely walk. The pregnant women in back of me in the food line fainted because she had also walked the two miles to the venue and then had waited 40 minutes in line for food. Luckily, we moved her husband to front of the line so he could get something for her quickly, but it was utterly terrible this year (had almost the same experience last year...my husband waited the hour to park the car and we walked over a mile to get into the venue). I won't go again until the crowds and parking are what they used to be 10 years ago. They need to limit number of tickets sold! If you need to park in a shuttle bus parking lot, you know there are already way too many people in there. People say everyone should enter at 10:30 to get in, but everyone arriving at the same time would also be a fantastic mess.
撰写日期:2022年10月10日
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hef1218
新罕布什尔州11 条分享
2022年10月 • 家庭
The entire venue is just people waiting in line for various things. For some reason, the stores take credit cards, but the food tickets you need to use to pay for any food can only be purchased with cash. After waiting for about 20 minutes to use an ATM, we joined one of the unbelievably long lines to buy food and drink tickets. The guy selling tickets recommended we buy $80 worth of tickets for 2 small children and 2 adults. After obtaining food tickets, the lines for food were so long that we were only able to spend less than half of them. We waited in line to buy the kids some really terrible pizza and a couple of bottles of water and we were left with $50. The lines everywhere were so long that the adults didn’t even eat, so we were stuck with nonrefundable food tickets. All of the kids rides also had crazy long lines, and were around $5 per ride, which seemed steep for what they were. On our way out around 2:30, people were complaining that the ATMs were out of money. I wanted so badly to find something that made the logistical challenges worth it, but even the entertainment seemed really tired (and not super kid-friendly). It was just really hard to lean into the fun experience when you’re dealing with challenges at every turn. If you go, bring plenty of cash and get in line for food as soon as you get there. Also, be careful walking around, there’s lots of roots to trip on!
撰写日期:2022年10月9日
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