Valhalla Renaissance Faire 2012 in South Lake Tahoe CA


The queen's entourage
The queen’s entourage

Get away from it all and lose yourself in the magic and merriment of the Renaissance. Rub elbows with nobility, pirates, barbarians and beautiful ladies. This year’s Valhalla Renaissance Faire will feature four stages of continuous entertainment, Action packed shows, Music, dancing, jesters, 900 costumed actors, Shakespearian vignettes, expertly staged battles, storytelling for children and adults, archery tournaments and much more. Shop over 100 merchants selling a wide array of arts and crafts, one of a kind jewelry items, woodcrafts, artwork, ceramics, clothing, historic weapons and leather goods. And to top it all off, a hard hitting joust.

The Valhalla Renaissance Faire recreates a renaissance village on festival weekends and includes a merchant marketplace with nearly 100 unique merchants and crafters.

Queens of England, ambassadors from foreign lands and juggling jesters, winsome wenches, lords and ladies, knight of horseback, squires and simpletons. They aren’t just the stuff of fairy tales. They’ll gather June 2nd – 3rd & 9th – 10th for South Lake Tahoe’s favorite festival, the 20th annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire. Be a part of history and join in revelry in costume, or come as you are and immerse yourself in the atmosphere, games, theater and the  splendor of England’s Golden Age.

Drawing more then 8,000 visitors, the Valhalla Renaissance Faire is a unique entertainment experience and an extraordinary outing for children. This unique festival includes real jousting sessions and full armored combat between knights, along with culinary delicacies, craft demonstrations, ancient music, dance and comedy. Patrons will participate in archery, javelin throws, and fencing. Activities for the children will include games, crafts, a petting zoo, puppet shows and storytelling.

Click here to see the detailed schedule!

First Weekend:
Scottish invasion! The first weekend is geared more toward younger audiences with tons of shows, dancing, theater plays, music and magic for your whole family. Inpire your children to learn about Shakespeare or the Renaissance by dressing up for the weekend. Enter Costume contests, Stroll through a maze, play tons of games and get drenched too at court of St. Aidens!

Second Weekend:
Pirate and Barbarian Hordes invade the festivities on the second weekend. Let loose and have a jolly good time while you participate in Scavenger Hunts, Costume contests, and a Talk Like a Pirate Competitions.

Jousting is a must see!
Jousting is a must see!

– FOUR stages filled with Heart pounding Action and fun
– hardcore jousting action
– over 900 costumed actors, with interactive and immersive 360 theater
– 100 shops with amazing wares and one of the kind artistic creations


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