SONORA — The 10th annual All Hallows Faire returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora on Saturday, Oct. 27, from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This original event creation will bring historical Celtic cultures alive with costume characters and non-stop entertainment. The festival will also have the ever-popular Burning of the Harvestman, and a Fire Extravaganza not to be missed- so come early and celebrate the Celtic New Year in style,
Presale adult tickets are $17 and presale youth tickets (13-17 years) are $15 for Oct. 27 while presale adult tickets are $12 and presale youth are $10 for Oct. 28. Those 12 and under are free.
Buy tickets on-line at www.allhallowsfaire.com.
The Fantasy Faire is a two-day all inclusive costume play event.Patrons are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes and immerse themselves into our themed encampment realms. The encampments will be filled with Celts, Vikings, Ancient Warriors, Pirates, Victorian Steampunk, Fairytale Village, Mythical Creatures, Gypsies, Witches, and a Fire Breathing Dragon. Kids can trick or treat through the entire realm, with free candy at every corner and a costume contest. On Sunday, the faire offers three new venues just for kids: a pumpkin carving area, a super fun pumpkin rolling competition, and the new exciting midway game arcade.
Music is always one of the crowd favorites at the faire, and this year there are two full stages of music featuring the red-hot Celtic Rock band- Culann's Hounds. Joining them on stage will be the crazy Americana sounds of The Pine Box Boys. Also back by popular demand, Thee Hobo Gobbelins' will be performing their awesome folk-rock music that will wake the dead and get all dancing. Also appearing on stage will be the Black Irish Band, Lucky CuZn Brass Band, Cooking with Turf, and the Ghostly Scottish Bagpipers of the Lost Division.
There will be many exciting venues to marvel at the faire, which will include: jugglers, storytellers, magicians, psychics and fortune tellers. New this year gracing the stages will be Brian Cassady performing world-class magic for all ages. Master Juggler Kevin Axtell will be returning this year with his dynamic blend of fire juggling, fire spinning, dance, theater, and fire magic. Other great attractions include: Pirate Skool- (learn to be a pirate), Hearts of Khyber- (dance & drumming), Airship Mariposa- Story Theater and Magic Show, and the ever-wonderful Moon Goddess Caravan Belly Dancers.
Walking around the faire marvel at the hundreds of live-action performing guilds assembled that include St. Andrews- (Royal Scots), Dark Boar Vikings, Danse Macabre- (Parade of the Dead), Kaotic Mythicals- (kids games), Beastcub Creatures- (life-size animals), Menagerie of Mythical Misfits, a Bubble Fairy, Goblins Grotto Ogre, Gaesatae- (Celtic Warriors), Knot Witches, and Mead and Meadow Crafters and Herb Lore.
The great centerpiece of the faire is the Celtic Village & Marketplace. Highlights of the village include over fifty artisan vendors showcasing their work. Enjoy browsing through the boundless amount of unique items to fulfill your needs and desires. Delight your taste buds with many varieties of traditional and modern food. Quench your thirst at the Slaughtered Lamb Tavern, featuring ales, beers, and themed adult beverages.
A costume contest for adults and children of all ages with prizes will be offered all weekend long. And then on Saturday night the Big Fire Extravaganza, an amazing fire show by nationally known fire-juggler and fire walker instructor, Kevin Axtell & Friends. side.
For full details and tickets go to www.allhallowsfaire.com