Great Gatsby Festival Saturday and Sunday |

Great Gatsby Festival Saturday and Sunday

The Tallac Historic Site on Highway 89 on the south end of Lake Tahoe will hold its 25th anniversary Great Gatsby Days Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The event is a celebration of the Roaring 20s, honoring the heydey of the three restored estates on the site, as well as tribute to the hundreds of volunteers who have worked on the site through the years.

More than 50 volunteers, dressed in 1920s attire, will participate. Guests are also invited to wear costumes, although it is not necessary.

There is no admission charge or parking fee for the festival. There event will include free activities for children as well as vintage automobiles and motorcycles on display. Artists, crafters, musicians and food vendors will be showing off their wares.

The Baldwin Museum will be open and offer free admission. The museum contains the site’s information center, museum and store.

Living history tours of the Pope House will be available both days with “family members” telling about the house and their lives.

Free vintage games for children will be held each day from noon to 5 p.m. Old time movies will be running. The Sunrisers Kiwanis Club will be offering food.

The 25th Anniversary Great Gatsby Commemorative Poster will be available for purchase, with the artist, Darcie Parks, signing posters on both Festival days from 1-3 p.m.

Vendors will be set up on the site selling vintage jewelry, clothing, linens and housewares.

A silent auction will be open for bidding until 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be restaurant dinners, ski lift tickets and crafts by Tallac site artisans up for auction

A jazz band, the Barkin Dawgs, will be performing while beer, wine, root beer and popcorn will be served nearby at the “speakeasy” bar.

The Tallac Historic Site is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and operates in conjunction with the Tahoe Heritage Foundation and the Tahoe Tallac Association. All proceeds raised a this event stay on the site to advance the ongoing restoration work. Call 530-541-5227 for more information.

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