Volunteers sought for South Shore Renaissance festival
March 5, 2003
One of the biggest events on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe is the Valhalla Renaissance Festival. The year is 1580 and the action takes place in a country faire at Yorkshire, England. People can experience for themselves the flamboyant world or Renaissance England at the 11th annual festival by becoming volunteers for the festival.
Volunteers make new friends, learn about England during the renaissance period as well as become a part of the biggest event at the South Shore. All ages are encouraged to volunteer as it is a wonderful way for families to get involved together. The meeting for volunteers will begin at 6 p.m. March 12 at the Tallac Vista Conference Center.
The festival will take place June 7, 8, 14, 15, 22 and 22 at the Tahoe Pines Campground on Highway 50 in Meyers. There will be merchants selling their wares such as hand crafted jewelry, period crafts, clothing and historic weapons. Continuous entertainment by musicians, magicians, jugglers, peasant dancers, belly dancers and one-act plays will take place on three stages. Savory dishes, wyne and ale will be available. Amusements and games such as archery, javelin throw and fencing will please any crowd. Kids can take part in the Children’s Glade with plenty of games and crafts.
The event is co-sponsored by the Tahoe Tallac Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Tahoe Events, LLC. A portion of the proceeds assist programs of the Tahoe Tallac Association’s arts and cultural events at the Tallac Historic Site.
For more information on becoming a volunteer for the festival call Jeannie Engel-Burns, TTA volunteer coordinator, at (530) 542-4166.