Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Great Gatsby Festival August 9-10 at Tallac Historic Site

Posted on July 30, 2014
Filed Under South Tahoe Events

Return to the Roaring 20’s – Tahoe style at the Great Gatsby Festival at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe on August9 and 10, 2014.

While costumes are not mandatory, you may look out of place without one. Throughout the weekend a variety of activities take place on the Pope and Baldwin Estates—vintage car shows, wandering musicians and jugglers, a raffle, special sales of period appropriate items and sale of the annual Gatsby poster.

Shown here is the 2010 poster created by local artist Darcie Park that captures the essence of this classic nostalgic event.

The Great Gatsby Festival

Saturday, August 9
Sunday, August 10

10am to 4pm – Free Admission

Return to the 1920s and enjoy the Vintage Faire at the Pope Estate at the Tallac Historic Site. There will be antiques, vintage clothes and accessories, live music, interactive historic house tours, vintage auto rides, multiple vintage vendors, food, ice cream, cotton candy and old time kid’s games. Costumed tour guides will also be interpreting the history of the estates.  If you want the annual Great Gatsby Festival poster, you’d better arrive early. The 2010 collectible poster shown here was created by South Lake Tahoe artist Darcie Park.

Gatsby Tea and Fashion Show
Sunday, August 10
2pm on the lawn at Valhalla


Volunteers decorate and host tea tables and serve Gatsby era sweets and savories. The highlight of the afternoon is the fashion show of vintage clothing with themes ranging from “pack for a cruise” to “summer at the lake” to “wedding trousseau.”

Volunteers to act as maids, butlers, kitchen help and to host the tea tables are needed, and it’s part of the fun. Tickets are $35 each or $350 for a table of up to ten guests and are sold through the Tahoe Heritage Foundation; the event generally sells out early. Call Leslie DeTarr at (530) 541-0332 for information and/or reservations. Visit the Tahoe Heritage Foundation web site at for more information and other upcoming events.

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