Sunday, September 21, 2014

King Richard's Faire Review

King Richard's Faire 2014
 
As is our yearly tradition, I took the family to visit King Richard's Faire in Carver, MAIt is New England's largest and longest- running Renaissance Festival.  As we walked through the gate, that familiar feeling of being transported into the enchantment of this 80 acre site was immediately upon us. 

 
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 Guests are invited to watch the King's daring joust on horseback, listen to talented musicians, and enjoy a full day of live, interactive entertainment for all ages.  There are eight stages filled with song and dance, stunts and storytelling, minstrels, acrobats, jugglers, stilt walkers, giant life-size puppets, wenches, and new liger cubs. 
 
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 The Faire offers a wide selection of food to tantalize your taste buds.  Delicious spit-roasted turkey legs, buttery ears of spit-roasted corn, boules filled with clam chowder and stew, ringlets of fries, champagne, wine and brew to keep you full all day!
 
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Stroll through  the 16th century village filled with handmade wares from more than a hundred unique and talented artisans, including many local New England artists. Be amazed with sword making, glass blowing and portrait painting.  Revel in scented oils, perfumes and psychic readings as you make memories to last a lifetime!
 
 
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King Richard's Faire 2014 season runs through October 19th on Saturdays and Sundays as well as Columbus Day from 10:30am-6pm. 
 
FREE Parking
  • Adult tickets:  $29.00
  • Children’s tickets (4-11 years of age):  $16.00
  • Children 3 years of age and younger are FREE
If purchased at the gate, CASH ONLY.  ATMs are available.  
Tickets may be purchased in advance here$2.00 Service Fee per ticket for online orders.
 
 
235 Main Street
Carver, MA
508-866-5391
 
I received 5 adult tickets in exchange for this review.  
No other compensation was received and as always all opinions are my own.

Monday, July 7, 2014

A Little Visit to Mansfield, MA

Now that Summer is in full swing.  We have been taking advantage of the great weather (not too hot and humid)!  This year's bucket list consists of once a week day trips to a city/town that we have never visited. 

One of our recent stops was to the town of Mansfield, MA. Home of the Xfinity Center (a concert venue).  It is a quaint town rich in history. The village center area has many local businesses to visit.

We had a quick lunch at Fresh Catch, 30 Chauncey Street.  We started with the clam chowder, not the best I've had but still good.  The girls each had a fish and chip meal but one could have easily been shared. Their fried seafood platter is delicious, huge and perfect for sharing!

Be sure to swing into the Old Country Store & Emporium, it is a real "treat for the senses." Located at 26 Otis St. it is welcoming and offers a sense of nostalgia.  Our girls loved browsing the antique candy counter and seeing all the homemade creamy fudge.  There is also an old time provisions section featuring common crackers, a variety of cheese spreads, maple products, preserves, jellies and fresh ground coffees. They have some beautiful clocks and curios for sale.  Not to miss in the Emporium are the Attic, the Barn and the Stove Room.

Before heading home we stopped at Cupcake Town, 219 North Main St for some dessert to go.  Adorable little shop offering cupcakes, pastries, cookies, fresh ground coffee and Espresso.  They also make custom cakes.  We selected an assortment of half dozen cupcakes. Pictured below are Oreo, Smores, chocolate with patriotic frosting, chocolate chip, pink lemonade and peanut butter cup.





 I'm sure there is much more to see and we will need to go back.  If you are a resident or have visited, what are your suggestions for Mansfield family friendly hot spots?!


I was not ask to write nor was I compensated for this review.  All pictures and opinions are my own. Check them out for yourself.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Frates Drive-In Restaurant Review





I took the family to Frates Drive-In Restaurant for the first time.  I had driven by so many times but just never stopped in.  Now that things are slowing down and the nights have gotten longer, we decided to pop in for a visit.



The place was hopping when we arrived.  I thought the wait was going to be long, but the staff did a great job of getting the orders in and out.  The girls kept busy with all the fun stuff there is to see while you are there.  They sang with Elvis and chatted with a few cows. Dennis and his staff were so friendly and welcoming.



So let's get to the food. I ordered the clam roll, hubby got a plain steak and the girls...well ice cream of course, lol. The food was delicious! Not cheap but also not overly priced.  There's so much to choose from we just have to go back.  I hear the lobster roll and fish and chips are to die for!




Support a local business 
located at 1423 Somerset Ave, Taunton, MA
Open daily from 11am- 9pm until October 31, 2014

Check them out online
Like them on Facebook  (be sure to check out their menu)




I was not ask to write nor was I compensated for this review.  All pictures and opinions are my own. Check them out for yourself.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Snow Day Fun

It's New England and you just never know what each season will bring.  For those of you who have an extended winter break the kids might be getting stir crazy,lol.  Here are some fun activities to help you through the weekend.  Bundle up, get your hot chocolate fix and have some fun!

Shaving Cream Snowscape

Playing in shaving cream sensory bin.


Make an Ice Wreath

Making an Ice Wreath | craftingconnections.net


Snow Storm in a Jar

Make a snow storm in a jar- FUN Winter Science for Kids



Snow Ice Cream

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 Snowball Experiments




Snow Paint

Painting the snow is so fun!  Here are two fun ways to make snow paint

Sunday, September 8, 2013

King Richard's Faire Review

King Richard's Faire 2013
I took the family to visit King Richard's Faire in Carver, MAThis was our second visit to the faire.  It was their second weekend of the 2013 season and boy were they hopping. We arrived a little later than I wanted (10:30am gates open) we just missed the fun introduction they do before opening the gate.  That familiar feeling of being transported into the enchantment of this 80 acre site was immediately upon us.  

The Village of Carvershire is bustling with excitement as it celebrates its 32nd Season with new performers, entertainers and artisans!

*New this fall are the fabulous acrobatic and juggling act “Vicious & Delicious”; The hilarious comedy antics and stunts of Wacky Chad (Sept. 21 & 22 Only!)

Be sure to visit their eight stages to see acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, minstrels, dancers, fire eaters, puppeteers and exotic tigers. The girl's favorite performance is the Tiger Stage where they were able to see the rare liger, beautiful white lion and cute tiger cubs. The Royal Zoo offers a wide selection of exotic animals every season.


We brought our two princesses to the Princess Academy show and they both loved it.  There are a variety of rides, games and shops around the Kid Cove that kept us busy.  


 
 
Of course you won't want to miss the King’s mounted knights battle on horsebackBe sure to check the day's schedule for the event times.  The joust is a great way to end your visit to King Richard's Faire.





For some family friendly tips be sure to revisit my review from last year
New tips that I am adding this year:
  • No pets allowed
  • Food is purchased with tickets- be sure to find a ticket booth and buy your tickets (tickets cost $1 each and are sold in $5 lots only), then go to the food stand and make your selections.


King Richard's Faire 2013 season runs through October 20th on Saturdays and Sundays as well as Columbus Day from 10:30am-6pm.
  • Adult tickets:  $28.00
  • Children’s tickets (4-11 years of age):  $16.00
  • Children 3 years of age and younger are FREE
If purchased at the gate, CASH ONLY.  ATMs are available.  
Tickets may be purchased in advance here$2.00 Service Fee per ticket for online orders.
235 Main Street
Carver, MA
508-866-5391

I received 4 adult tickets in exchange for this review.  
No other compensation was received and as always all opinions are my own.