This year, the Vahalla Renaissance Fair is celebrating their 23rd anniversary for two weekends this June 1st and 2nd and 8th and 9th at Camp Richardson in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, California.  They would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to come join them for magic, mayhem and merriment under a crystal clear blue sky.

You can expect to rub elbows with knights and princesses, barbarians and pirates and a large part of the population of South Lake Tahoe.  This fair is a community favorite and always sees a great turnout.  With four stages of non-stop performances and over 900 actors in costume that populate the renaissance village, you are guaranteed to be delighted and entertained all day long.

The jousting demonstrations by the Imperial Knights, choreographed battles and tests of skill for the archers are some of the most exciting shows to watch for at the fair. The dancing, the hilarious Court Jesters, the story telling for all ages, are all sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces.

Over a hundred artisans and merchants are also part of the fair experience and there is a wonderful variety of arts and crafts, leather goods, wood crafts, one-of-a-kind jewelry creations plus much more!

Weekend One Theme

This is the weekend to bring the kids as the shows and performances are designed for the younger members of the family.  An abundance of magic, music, dancing and storytelling will take place throughout the weekend. This is a great opportunity to encourage your children to dress in costumes and learn about life during The Renaissance.  Be sure to stop by the court of St. Aidens and prepare to get soaked!

Weekend Two Theme

The Barbarians and Pirates take over the fair this weekend with lots of costume contests, Talk-Like-a-Pirate competitions and exciting scavenger hunts.  This is the weekend to break out the eye patch, the gold earrings and create that Jack Sparrow costume you have always wanted to wear.

School Days

June 6th the fair will be open just for students from schools throughout the area and their teachers.  Many classes study the Renaissance Period in conjunction with the Student Days at the fair.  On June 7th, the fair will open especially for home-schooled and private school students and their families and sponsors.  These days will be filled with educational and interactive demonstrations.  A special “Grand Joust” will also be part of the excitement.

A recent visitor posted this review at the Trip Advisor website telling us:

“The sites and camp grounds are lovely. I love this area of Tahoe and have attended many Valhalla Renn Fairs here. Excellent.”

The amazing beauty of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area alone are worth the trip to visit this fair.

If you are planning a visit this year, we can help you create that perfect costume that will help transport you back to the time of rebirth known as the Renaissance.