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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Valhalla Renaissance Faire at Camp Richardson

Posted on June 6, 2015
Filed Under South Tahoe Events

Queens of England, ambassadors from foreign lands and juggling jesters, winsome wenches, lords and ladies, knight of horseback, squires and simpletons. They aren’t just the stuff of fairy tales. They’ll gather May 30th and 31st and June 5-6-7 for South Lake Tahoe’s favorite festival, the 23rd annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire. Be a part of history and come in costume, or come as you are and immerse yourself in games, theater and splendid Renaissance marketplace.

COST: Adult $18, $13 for seniors, military, ages 13-17, $8 for children 6-12 Under 6 no charge.

Family Day rate: $7 for adults $5 for Children 6-12

Drawing more then 8,000 visitors, the Valhalla Renaissance Faire is a unique entertainment experience and an extraordinary outing for children. This unique festival includes real jousting sessions and full armored combat between knights, along with culinary delicacies, craft demonstrations, ancient music, dance and comedy. Patrons will participate in archery, javelin throws, and fencing. Activities for the children will include dancing, games, crafts, puppet shows and storytelling.

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The Valhalla Renaissance Faire recreates a Renaissance village on festival weekends and includes a merchant marketplace with nearly 100 unique merchants and crafters.

First Weekend:

Scottish invasion! The first weekend is geared more toward younger audiences with tons of shows, dancing, theater plays, music and magic for your whole family. Inspire your children to learn about Shakespeare or the Renaissance by dressing up for the weekend. Enter Costume contests, stroll through a maze, play tons of games meet the Queen and Shakespeare’s characters from his stories, learn to sword fight, dance in the streets, watch some awesome theatre, and get drenched too at court of St. Aidens!

Second Weekend:

Pirate and Barbarian Hordes invade the festivities on the second weekend. Let loose and have a jolly good time while you participate in Scavenger Hunts, costume contests, and a Talk Like a Pirate Competitions.

Second Weekend: Pirate and Barbarian Hordes invade the festivities on the second weekend. Let loose and have a jolly good time while you participate in Scavenger Hunts, Costume contests, and a Talk Like a Pirate Competitions.  Four stages filled with Heart pounding Action and fun- hardcore jousting action- over 900 costumed actors, with interactive and immersive 360 theater- 100 shops with amazing wares and one of the kind artistic creations.

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Besides all the entertainment, costumes and great food like funnel cakes, you’ll find lots of merchants selling handcrafted items like wooden boxes & toys, shawls, leather pouches, hats, jewelry, incense, pewter figurines, puppets, and juggle sticks.  There’s even a booth that sells historical hand-forged, battle ready weapons; and a blacksmith handy for custom orders on the spot. And, for the girls and ladies, you can get your hair done in historic styles.

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