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 11th 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!
The Pine Box Boys formed in San Francisco in 2003 to perform modern renditions of classic murder ballads such as “The Knoxville Girl” and “Fair Eleanor.” Shortly after Lester Raww, “Possum Carvidi, Col. Timothy Leather and Steven “Your Uncle” Dodds started the Pine Box Boys. Raww transitioned the music to all original songs paying the same grim homage to themes of murder, misery, zombies and generally unapologetic acts of mayhem.
After 125 songs penned in Raww’s blood and four albums later, the original members tour across the United States and Europe bringing their cantankerous horrorbilly sound and malcontent melodies to worldwide fans eager for some dancing, drinking and stabbing. Albums include “Arkansas Killing Time,” “STAB!,” “Child of Calamity” and “Tales From the Emancipated Head.
Culann's Hounds have been playing shows for almost two decades. Starting their run in a small Irish bar in the inner Sunset of San Francisco called The Blackthorn Tavern in 1999, their steady rise has been a credit to their love of the music and ability to consistantly deliver hard driving quality shows with a strong dose of rebel attitude, humor, and a few drops of whiskey. 5 albums later they have multiple national and international tours under their belt in addition to headlining festivals and large music venues. Though the bands is in it's third incarnation, founding members Steve Gardner and Mike Kelleher have performed virtually every show that band has ever played. The thread that has held the band together is the same one that has drawn the members back to their roots: love of traditional Irish music. Fiddle tunes, pipes, whistles, bodhrans, songs, fun.
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”.We can play anywhere, on a rooftop or a desert, with or without a P.A. We’re all very nice, but will possibly make you uncomfortable. Book us for winery tours, carnivals, protests, eviction parties, game conventions, or any place with a large enough dimensional rift for us to pop
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.
The name of the band, Cooking With Turf, derives from “to cook”, which in musical slang means, “to play in an inspired and rythmically exciting way”. In the context of playing Irish tunes, we’ve converted the accolade, “now you’re cooking with gas”, to “cooking with turf”, - turf being what the Irish call the peat they use for cooking and heating. It is in an inspired way we present the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland, from rollicking jigs and reels to touching airs, and songs, both comic and sad. We play on a variety of insturments- flute, whistle, small pipes, fiddle and guitar.
Lucky CuZn Brass Band
Lucky CuZn is a New Orleans style Brass Band comprised of Tuolumne County public school teachers. Lucky CuZn plays a range of genres from traditional New Orleans Jazz to modern popular music.
SATURDAY 12PM Hobo Gobbelins 1PM Pine Box Boys 2PM Culanns Hounds 3PM Hobo Gobbelins 4PM Pine Box Boys 5PM Culanns Hounds 6PM Costume Contest 7:30PM Pine Box Boys 8:30PM Culanns Hounds
SUNDAY 12PM Hobo Gobbelins 1PM Pine Box Boys 2PM Hobo Gobbelins 3PM Pine Box Boys 4PM Hobo Gobbelins 5PM Pine Box Boys
SATURDAY 12:30-1:00PM Miles Smiles 1:00-1:45PM Brian Cassady 1:45-2:15PM Moon Goddess Caravan 2:15-3:00PM Sibling Duo 3:00-4:00PM Kids Costume Contest 4:00-4:45PM Miles Smiles 4:45--5:30PM Brian Cassady 5:30-6:15PM Miles Smiles
SUNDAY 11:30-12:15PM Miles Smiles 12:15-1:00PM Moon Goddess Caravan 1:00-2:00PM Brian Cassady 2:00-2:45PM Miles Smiles 2:45-3:15PM Brian Cassady 3:15-4:15PM Kids Costume Contest 4:15-5:15PM Adult Costume Contest 5:15-6:00PM Miles Smiles
SATURDAY 12:00-12:30PM Bag Pipers 12:30-1:15PM Sibling Duo 1:30-2:30PM Lucky CuZn Brass Band 2:30-3:30PM Black Irish Band 3:30-4:30PM Lucky CuZn Brass Band 4:30-5:30PM Black Irish Band 5:30-6:30PM Hobo Gobbelins 6:30-7:30PM Sibling Duo
SUNDAY 12:30-1:15PM Sibling Duo 1:30-2:30PM Cooking With Turf 2:30-3:15PM Sibling Duo 3:30-4:30PM Cooking With Turf 4:30-5:15PM Sibling Duo
DBI Beverage Stage
Hearts of Khyber
SATURDAY 12:45-1:30 PM Hearts of Khyber 3:15-4:00 PM Hearts of Khyber 4:15-4:35 PM Bag Pipers 5:45-6:30 PM Hearts of Khyber 7:30-8:15 PM Hearts of Khyber SUNDAY 11:00-11:45 PM Hearts of Khyber 1:30-2:15 PM Hearts of Khyber 4:00-4:45 PM Hearts of Khyber
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.