Carver is a town in Massachusetts located 38 miles from Boston on the South Shore. In the 1940's Carver produced more cranberries than any other town in the world. Today, there is still extensive cranberry farming. It is one of the fastest growing towns in Massachusetts. Although Carver is now clearly a suburban commuter community, it is one of the few towns with a significant remaining agricultural component as cranberries have become a big national business.
The best time to visit the town of Carver is during the fall. During this season, local cranberries are harvested and can be seen at the cranberry festival at Edaville USA.
Edaville USA, Pine St. (off Route 58), South Carver, Toll Free: 1-877-EDAVILLE, , An old fashioned steam train theme featuring Thomas the Tank Engine Days, kid's rides and food stalls. In addition the Cranberry Harvest festival is held here in early October and the Christmas Light Festival from mid-November through December.
King Richards Faire, Main St. (Route 58), South Carver, Website:  Takes place each year on weekends from Labor Day to Columbus Day.
From the website: "King Richard's Faire is a vivid recreation of a 16th century English marketplace at festival time. Actors, dancers, puppeteers, jugglers, minstrels, mimes, magicians and musicians perform each weekend for the favor of his Royal Highness King Richard.Royalty and beggars, highwaymen and guards, knights and wenches, swordsmen and soothsayers roam throughout the 80 acre wooded village while artisans hawk and display a wide array of unique hand-made wares.
The Royal Chefs prepare delectable edibles authentic to Renaissance times. Exotic animals, jousting knights on horseback, challenging games and Renaissance merriment round out a day at the Faire."