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Celtic Faire and Festival Annual Event in California

March 12-14, 2010  / sonoracelticfaire.com



SONORA - Sonora Celtic Faire. Held in early March usually.


If wearing costumes and acting like a kid again is your idea of fun, pack up the children and let them see how crazy mom and dad really are at the Celtic Faire, an annual event held usually in March in Gold Country cities such as Sonora.


This isn't just a musical weekend of Celtic song and dance. It is an entertainment weekend filled with fun that never stops. In addition to traditional games such as The Caber Toss in which mighty men throw a tree trunk, Throwing the weights that requires a competitor must throw the weight up and over a high bar, Putting the Stone (shot-put), Hammer Throw swung several times over the head, then released behind the thrower, innovative ways to have fun and entertain will be introduced to those seeking sheer escape. 


Gliding through time, the event includes games and activities from various eras and parts of the world. Not limited to  jousting, you may see firing of a civil war rifle, blacksmiths, barbarians, a queen and her court, and knights in armor.  Guilds bring to life activities from the 1st century BCE through the late 1860s.


Bands and entertainment with Knights Jousting on Horseback, Longbow Archery,  Armored Tournament, Modern Clans, Celtic Living History, Ethnic Food & Drink, St. Patrick's Court , Mary Queen of Scot's Royal Court , Irish Step Dancers,  Highland Dancers. Time: Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $18 - 25 daily. Location: Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Highway 49 "Stockton Street",  220 Southgate Dr., Sonora, CA 95370. calaverascelticfaire.com





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