If You’ve Been to King Richard’s Faire, This Might Have Happened
At the age of 33, I finally got motivated to check out King Richard's Faire in Carver.
I had no clue what I was walking into, but I knew they had two things I love the most: food and beer. More specifically, a turkey leg and some honey mead. Ironically, I ended up choosing a burger and pumpkin beer instead, but that's not the point here.
By the time I finally parked (since traffic was backed up for miles), I instantly realized I was the odd one out for not dressing up in some fashion. I sported a plaid button-down, blue jeans, and a pair of Timberlands. A Paul Bunyon cosplay perhaps, but even that's a stretch. All around me were witches, fairies, and medieval representation. Since Halloween is right around the corner, people were dressed up just to show off their costumes.
The walk to the front gate took no more than five minutes, thankfully, and the line to enter was rather quick. Within 10 minutes I was within the front gate, regardless of the number of people that poured in all around me. Keep in mind, I arrived around 2 p.m., which according to a staff member, is their "rush hour."
The moment I walked through the entrance, my cell phone service was completely gone. No roaming, no weak signal, nothing. It was as if I was transported back to older times for real; there were texts, calls, or emails were getting through that medieval firewall.
I'll be completely honest, I was a bit outside of my element and the lines to get a pricey beer were a bit long for my liking, but I knew what I was getting myself into with a place as popular as King Richard's Faire. The zero cell reception was the best part and here's why.
For the first time in a while, I wasn't glued to my phone and was more submerged in the history of the medieval realm that once thrived almost a thousand years ago. It was a nice change of scenery that I got to share with friends.
The fact that King Richard's Faire was built in a no cell service zone is either brilliant or just pure coincidence, but either way, I'm all about it.