’20s come roaring back with Gatsby Festival
August 4, 2008
If you look closely at the poster for this year’s Great Gatsby Festival, you might recognize a pair of South Shore locals riding in one of the boats.
Sandy and Daryl Hatfield are pictured near the rear of one of the boats in their wedding attire from their marriage in 1996 at Valhalla. Last year’s festival featured a fundraiser where the winner would be painted into the poster by artist Darcie Parks, and the Hatfields won.
“We already have several pieces of Darcie’s in our home, and to be included in one of her creations is delightful,” Sandy Hatfield said.
Added Daryl Hatfield: “I love it. She made us look better and younger.”
While the Hatfields are immortalized in the poster set in the 1920s, the Great Gatsby Festival will allow visitors the opportunity to travel back in time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Tallac Historic Site on Highway 89.
Parking is free, and there will be more than 50 volunteers dressed in period attire along with children’s activities, vintage automobiles, musicians and food vendors. A contest to determine who will be in next year’s poster will be back, with $1 chances to enter the drawing. All funds from the festival stay at the historic site for ongoing restoration work.
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Harmonies, colorful clothing and choreography are just a few things judges will observe during the Valhalla/Great Gatsby Barbershop Festival. The event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Horizon Casino Resort.
The festival is open to the public, and all-day passes are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, students and military personnel, and $10 for children. There also are tickets for individual segments of the show.
For more information, call (530) 541-4975.
The Great Gatsby Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Tallac Historic Site. Here are some of the weekend’s festivities:
— The Baldwin House will be open both days.
— Pope House tours with “family members” will chronicle the house and the families who lived there. Cost is $5 per person.
— The Great Gatsby Tea is at 2 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of Valhalla. Call (530) 544-7838 for tickets.
— “Roaring ’20s” games for children will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days.
— Stories from the ’20s will be read by “Amelia Bedelia.”
— Great Gatsby commemorative posters will be available with artist Darcie Parks signing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
— A speakeasy with beer and wine for adults will be offered with the password, “Quit your kiddin’.