June 2, 2014
Filed Under South Tahoe Events
The annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire returns to South Lake Tahoe’s Camp Richardson over two weekends: May 31-June 1 and June 7-8, 2014. The festivities will feature historical reenactments, six stages of continuous entertainment, a live joust, and hundreds of one of a kind crafts to browse.
This year’s Valhalla Renaissance Faire will feature four stages of continuous entertainment, action-packed shows, music, dancing, jesters, over nine-hundred costumed actors, Shakespearean vignettes, expertly staged battles, storytelling for children and adults, archery tournaments and much, much more. Over 9,00 costumed entertainers, 100+ shopkeepers and artisans will add to the ambiance of the faire. There will be a wide array of arts and crafts including one of a kind jewelry, woodcraft, ceramics, weapons, clothing and accessories. And to top it all off, a hard hitting joust!
The weekends are themed for your enjoyment.
The first weekend is geared more toward the younger and family audiences with more shows for the youngsters as well as special dancing and theater shows for your whole family. Inspire your children to learn about Shakespeare or the Renaissance by dressing up for the weekend. Enter Costume contests, then participate in in tons of games brought to you specially for your entertainment.
Pirate and Barbarian Hordes invade the festivities on the second weekend which is geared towards the adult audiences. Let loose and have a jolly good time while you participate in Scavenger Hunts, Costume contests, and a Talk Like a Pirate Competitions.
Family Day, Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm
The South Lake Tahoe event is offered to the public, private, and home-schooled students, sponsors, and their families. This day allows young people and families to experience first-hand the life, culture, and history of the Renaissance Period – emphasis on interactive educational presentations, entertaining stage performances, culminating in a Grand Joust that will cap off the day. Reservations are requested but not required. Inquiries about the school program should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Best of all, you can leave your horses and carriages behind and take the free shuttles!