King Richard's Faire is a beloved tradition by many subjects in our area. However, the "Cleavage Contest" always seems to stir things up a bit for attendees. At 4 pm on Saturday, September 9th (Rain Date 9/10/17), fair maidens will line up and have their bosoms rated. Don't worry, no bare breasts will be allowed.

"Must be 18 and over - The 'Faire Ladies of the Realm' are invited to be daring without baring it all at the King Richard’s Faire Cleavage Contest. Pre-registration is not required, contestants merely need to line up at the stage shortly before judging begins, and show proof of age.

Prizes will be awarded in three categories:

1. Most authentic 16th century Renaissance dress revealing cleavage.

2. Most buxom wench.

3. Most daring neckline.

Winners in each category will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to King Richard’s Faire for another weekend, a rose, a surprise at the end and will be invited to accompany the King and his royal court onto the dais for the 5pm joust.

Cleavage Contest Rules:

Minimum Age – The Cleavage Contest is open to all females over the age of 18. Please bring proof of ID.

Cleavage Defined – Cleavage typically refers to the hollow between a woman’s breasts, as defined by the neckline of the garment worn.

Authentic 16th century women’s dress often featured bodices with square or rounded necklines, which were always cut across the top of the nipple line, never below this line. Women often wore corsets to smooth the lines of the torso, compressing it into a smooth cone shape. The waist was not overly compressed, and the breasts were flattened, resulting in a high, mounded bust line.

Disqualification – Bare breasts, flashing, or topless outfits are NEVER allowed and will result in immediate disqualification."

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