Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season the end of the Celtic year when the Holly King defeats the Oak King "The Bringer of Light" and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. We burn the Harvestman in honnor of the fallen Oak King as a symbolic funeral. " Out of the Ashes he will be reborn."
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Lights out! A Hypnosis Show:
Lynx not only does a amazing variety show but is also a world class Hypnotist!
If you've ever wondered what hypnotism is, have WANTED to be hypnotized or see your friends do some fun and amazing things, then this is the show for you!
The benefits of being hypnotized are:
A full nights rest in a few hours.
Quit a bad habit.
Better grades in school
Feeling 10x better then you have in a while!
You become the STAR of the show!
Lynx encourages everyone to volunteer to be a star but if your not up for that then cheering your friends on is okay too. So, come join the FUN and be the STAR of the show!
Scot Violette (AKA Professor Algernon), has been performing magic for over 30 years. He became involved in the Steampunk movement many years ago and combined it with his love of illusion. Scot has studied natural biology, history, theater and anthropology. The resultant combination has allowed him to craft a show that is a Steampunk masterpiece with an old time medicine show feel. As an accomplished inventor and craftsman, he makes all of his own props. This unique show is a combination of magic, slapstick comedy, and occasional historical trivia. This show has brought laughter and amazement to thousands of audiences, young and not-so-young. Set in the late Victorian age, the audience will enjoy all the mystifying phenomenon of that era: ghosts, science fiction, working snake oil and you may even see him pull a rabbit out if his hat! The audience will leave wondering what just happened and wanting more!
Beastcub Creatures of the imagination, some scary, some cute, brought to life to wander the fairgrounds. Handmade creations crafted and performed by the Beastcub herself. They will appear at random as the day goes on so keep an eye out for these fur covered creatures as you enjoy the faire. WEBSITE
Moon Goddess Caravan, began many years ago officially in Folsom Ca at Planet Earth Rising. It started with a small group of dancers led by Gypsy (Mary Chapman), and grew over the years into a fun creative group of friends and guest dancers, who continue to have a ball performing at gatherings, festivals, parties restaurants or any venue that welcomes creative eclectic Belly dance. Come join us...it's great for Mind, Body, Heart and Soul!
The tradition of the Danse Macabre dates back to the Middle Ages, perhaps earlier, and many different theories exist as to what was its original purpose. It is a cross-cultural phenomenon, occurring in English, French and Spanish folklore and art, among others.
Some thought the images of skeletons dancing in the streets would intimidate Death so that no one would be taken away. Others thought it was to trick Death into thinking all the villagers in this particular area were already dead... and enjoying it! So there was nothing for the spectre of Death to do and He would fly on. Still others thought it a way to point out no matter if you are Queen or serving wench, Bishop or bastard, minstrel or milliner... eventually we all will danse the Danse Macabre.
The Lynx Show: Lynx is a one of a kind "Daredevil of Oddities" performing over a span of 25 years from festivals, fairs to corporate events he has a reputation as a crowd favorite! He is currently one of the featured performer's at the world famous Pier 39 Crystal Geyser Stage in San Francisco, California.
Lynx blends magic, sword swallowing and comedy along with audience participation to create a unique show he's sure your going to love.
More fun at his Website
Miles Smiles began his career in circus arts with the Humboldt Circus, a student led circus and theatre arts club at Humboldt State University. There he rose to the ranks of Co-head Clown and led the circus into their Fall 2010 presentation of “A-Box-a-Lips Now!”, a pre and post-apocalyptic exploration of circus after civilization.
Upon leaving the Humboldt Circus, Miles Smiles, hungry for inspiration, joined the Freelove Circus as a clown for their Summer 2011 tour “On the Trail of Bigfoot”. The tour took him on a quest throughout the Pacific Northwest and Europe to find and capture the historic and legendary Bigfoot. The Europe tour had an astonishing impact on Miles and pushed him to go fully international.
At the start of 2012 he left his home destined for the far east to help spearhead the K-Town Circus, an international circus troupe specializing in fire shows, located in Kaoshiung, Taiwan. Miles spent the better part of two years in Eastern Asia honing his skills and performing as much as possible.
Upon returning home he quickly became involved in the Rainbow Family Circus and toured British Colombia, Canada.
He then traveled back to his circus roots in Humboldt to join the Circus Emporium Road Show, a circus sideshow and odditorium based in Arcata, CA. Miles Smiles was a clown and juggler for The Emporium's Winter 2013 tour to Texas and the southwest and stayed performing with them through 2014.
At the start of 2015 Miles Smiles moved to the SF bay area and has been performing and teaching circus arts there ever since. WEBSITE
Delta Paranormal Project with paranormal talks of ghost and local haunts.
Beetle Juice with SolLuna
"In honor of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), They call themselves the Marigold Collective. Marigolds are the bright flowers of choice used to help lost souls find their path back to their homes, back to their families. Each member has helped each other discover the way of dance & have thus They have found their calling. Dancers from all walks of life will be there to entertain & help pay homage to the different souls that wander during Dia de los Muertos." By the way, They would like to invite others... feel free to bring and add mementos for their loved ones to their altar.
Don't miss out! Join our ever so popular Costume Contest!
Costume Contest Guidelines
Judging will be scored by contestant presentation of their character and audience participation as done in previous years.
Costume Contest is Sat. ONLY!
Previous Year winners must have a new costume to enter.
Sign-ups At Information Booth on Sat. before 5pm.
Beginner Category- Enter this category if your costume is store bought and you did no crafting on your costume yourself.
Best of Show and Honorable Mention. Plaques and Ribbons, Prizes awarded
Intermediate Category- Enter this category if you bought some of your costume and modified it or added accessories to make the costume more unique. At least 20% of the costume must be crafted by the contestant.
Best of Show and Honorable Mention. Plaques and Ribbons, Prizes awarded
Masters Category- Enter this category if the contestant conceptually designed the character based upon his/her own idea or a character from movies, books or games. Costume must be 80% crafted by the contestant.
Best of Show and Honorable Mention. Plaque and Ribbons, Prizes awarded. Printable