Living history, tea and more at Tahoe’s Gatsby Festival |

Living history, tea and more at Tahoe’s Gatsby Festival

Dick Sommerfield, alias Zigfried Zickafoose demonstrates a 1928 Maytag Washer during a previous Gatsby Festival.
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If you go What: Great Gatsby Living History Festival

When: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9

Where: Tallac Historic Site

Tickets: Entrance is free Saturday. Sunday tickets are $65


The 1920s roar back to life at the Tallac Historic Site this weekend when the annual Great Gatsby Living History Festival returns Saturday and Sunday.

The event includes living history tours, vintage car shows, wandering musicians, jugglers, a raffle, face painting and special sales of period-appropriate items. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Costumes are not mandatory but are greatly encouraged.

The annual Gatsby Tea and Fashion Show will take pace from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for this portion of the event cost $65.

“There will be a variety of savory tea sandwiches and tasty sweets, along with 1920’s high tea and bootleg champagne,” according to organizers. “Cherie Oliver will present the fashion show: ‘Grit & Glamor,’ portraying historic characters of the 1930’s from movie stars to working women.”

The Tallac Historic Site is located about 3 miles north of South Lake Tahoe on the lakeside of State Route 89. The entrance is across the street from Fallen Leaf Lake Road.

For more information visit or call 530-544-7383.

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