The Original modern themed Costume Play Fantasy Festival In the Mother Lode of California. "Where Imagination can become your reality!"
Celtic New Year's Celebration
The Original 9th Annual All Hallows Fantasy Faire is a two day all inclusive costume play Celtic New Year's Celebration! Keeping the All-Hallows tradition this year we will have a magnificent fire show and The Burning of the Harvestman. The Faire is deeply rooted in the beliefs of the Celtic people, but combined with all the fun and excitement of a modern Halloween. Hundreds of visiting creatures and characters from your favorite fairy tales and Hollywood movies will come to life over this fun-filled family weekend! The faire offers many exciting venues to hear live music, enjoy themed food and drink, buy unique items, and marvel at jugglers and magicians. Wear your new or old costume and get into the fun and thrills of the faire! Music is always one of the favorites at the faire and this year will be more crazy& eclectic!
Brick Top Blaggers is that rare band that bridges the gap between Celtic folk music and punk rock without sacrificing either integrity or relevance.
With a band full of songwriters and an arsenal of instruments as diverse as their musical backgrounds, they have created a distinctive sound that seamlessly blends traditional tunes played on accordion, fiddle, bagpipes, and mandolin, with roaring guitars and rock-solid bass and drums. The result is their own intelligent, exuberant brand of Celtic rock that is always original, always evolving, and always unforgettable.
From deep within the confines of the city sewers, and the darkness beneath your bed, Thee Hobo Gobbellins slash and jangle their path into your skull. They weave a wickedly catchy mixture of ancient pirate curses, orcish vaudeville, and eldritch hobo semaphore. I remember well the day it all began; it was back in the summer of ‘03, on the fetid prairie of Gorgoroth, that their ebon-striped demonic boxcar was hitched to the devil’s train. And wherever they stop, strange things tend to happen: Clowns that bite! Dead things! Cultist goblins! Flying stuff!The Hobo Gobbelins emerge from the pulsing art vortex of Oakland, Ca., the green-skinned child of punk rock, avant-garde performance art and hobo soul. Drawing on a dizzying array of influences, the band incorporates traditional sounds of Americana and the Old World with the horrors of modernity. Monsters from folklore and fiction wriggle alongside freight-train spirituals and drinking songs. The result is a disturbing haunted house for the ear, a nightmare carnival that is at turns goofy and murderous. Human audiences drink more, dance better, and writhe uncontrollably to goblin beatings- er, beats. Incidentally, audience is the goblin word for “food that screams”.
The Black Irish Band is celebrating 25 years of performance and twenty-Four CD albums. Hailing from the historic Gold Rush Country of America, the four member Black Irish Band have a musical style that is as timeless as the rugged landscape of the west, a tribute to the people whose lives were spent building the world we now take for granted. The band has a large compliment of traditional maritime and railroad music, as well as ethnic tunes in their repertoire. They excel at Irish & Scottish, Italian, and American folk music with an assortment of original songs and traditional western ballads. The bands musical style captures the spirit of the immigrants of this land, the men and women who tamed the Wild West.
SATURDAY 12PM The Hobo Gobbelins 1PM The Black Irish Band 2PM Brick Top Blaggers 3PM The Black Irish Band 4PM Lucky Cu Zn Brass Band 5:15-7PM Brick Top Blaggers 7PM Costume contest 9:30-11PM (Party-dance set) Brick Top Blaggers
SUNDAY 12PM The Hobo Gobbelins 1PM Brick Top Blaggers 2PM The Black Irish Band 3PM Brick Top Blaggers 4PM The Hobo Gobbelins
SATURDAY 12:30-1:15PM The Merrie Mary Show 1:30-2:15PM Chase the Entertainer 2:30-3:00PM Moon Goddess Caravan 3:15-4:00PM The Merrie Mary Show 4:15-5:00PM Chase the Entertainer 5:15-5:45PM Moon Goddess Caravan 6:00-6:45PM The Merrie Mary Show 7:00-7:45PM Chase the Entertainer
SUNDAY 11:15-12:00PM Chase the Entertainer 12:15-1:00PM The Merrie Mary Show 1:15-1:45PM Chase the Entertainer 2:00-2:30PM Moon Goddess Caravan 2:45-3:30PM The Merrie Mary Show 3:45-4:30PM Chase the Entertainer 4:45-5:30PM The Merrie Mary Show
DBI Beverage Stage
SATURDAY 1:15PM Miles Smiles 2:00PM The Hobo Gobbelins 3:15PM Miles Smiles 4:00PM The Hobo Gobbelins 5:00-6:00PM Kids Costume Contest 6:15-6:30PM Miles Smiles
SUNDAY 1:00PM Miles Smiles 2:00PM The Hobo Gobblins 3:30PM Costume Contests 5:00PM Miles Smiles
This larger than life personality has been a professional Master of Ceremonies for many years in the Coffee and Entertainment Industries. His witty charm will have you captivated and informed in all aspects of the Black Oak stage's merriments for the event. Don't be shy, get up and join in the festivites of the faire.
In Tony's career as a MC, he has had the honor to provide his unique speaking talent at some of the most pristine events in the world. Some of those events include the South West Regional Barista Competitions (many times), United States Barista Championship, and the main stages of the Sonora Celtic Faire.