This weekend marks the opening of a beloved tradition here in Massachusetts: King Richard's Faire.

However, long-time fans of the faire will not be met with the antics of the Washing Well Wenches, Sprout and Gerty.

In a Facebook post last week, the sketch-comedy duo announced that their time at Carver's King Richards' Faire had come to an end.

"To all you wicked awesome Massachusetts Biscuits, Sprout and Gerty will not be washing your laundry this season at King Richard's Fair [sic]. After many years and beers, they're ready to move on and sample from the other kegs that life has to offer. This was not an easy decision, but please know that it was OUR decision. Thank you for your years of sassiness, insanely good times, and general "no holds barred" personalities. You've inspired us many times over. And along those lines ... you're welcome for all the beer money we're saving you. We'll see you down the laundry chute."

With hundreds of commenters leaving renaissance-style well-wishes and posting dozens of fan photos from throughout the years, it is clear that the faire will not be the same without these two. A thousand memories, a thousand beers, and a thousand possible boyfriends kept Gerty and Sprout coming back each fall to entertain the rest of us with their brand of "Good Clean Fun, Wet Dirty Women."

It's unclear if the Washing Well Wenches comedy show will return to King Richard's Faire in future seasons. A request for comment had not been returned as of this writing.

Fortunately for the fans, the Wenches joined TikTok during the pandemic. They'll still be drinkin' while washing what's stinkin' and you can watch them any time you need a laugh.

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