The Frazier Mountain Spring Jousting Tournament and Fair on May 6 features fun for the whole family, including a storytelling tent with tales of castles and dragons, a baby animal petting zoo, displays of skills with medieval arms, great food, contests open to the public and jousting championships.
Sunday, May 6, 2007 • 11:00 a.m. ’til Sundown Tait Ranch • Frazier Park
Jousting and Skill-At-Arms practice and qualifying trials; Food and crafts booths; Baby animals to pet; Family fun Storytelling tent with tales of castles, dragons and medieval lore
Sword fighting demonstrations
Archery Competition (open to the public) Bring your own traditional bows and arrows
Spear Throwing Competition (open to the public) Spears Provided
Frazier Mountain Spring Jousting Tournament
You’ll want to invite all your family and friends to a unique and exciting afternoon on the mountain this Sunday, May 6. The Frazier Mountain Jousting Tournament and Fair at beautiful Tait Ranch (just west of Frazier Mountain Park Road, near the Trout Fishing sign) promises to be a powerhouse of fun for the whole family—no matter what their age or interests.
"This is a perfect opportunity for us to show the tourist crowd what all we have to offer," said James Zoppe, founder of the American Jousting Alliance. "We still have on open invitation for any craft people, merchants or environmental awareness groups to secure booth space at no charge," he added. He is also seeking volunteers to help before and during the event.
Archery and Spear Throwing contestants are asked to sign up now for a free entry pass. For booth space, contact Pam Low at email@example.com or (661) 245-1212 before 5:00 p.m. Thursday. For everything else contact: James Zoppe at (661) 245-4000 or redknight@james zoppe.com.
Advance tickets can be purchased until the day before the event at a $1 discount from Ace Hardware, Frazier Park, The Curious Bear Café, Pine Mountain, and Auto Parts Plus in Lebec. Sponsors for the event are Mountain Communities Chamber of Commerce, Mountain Properties, Ace Hardware, Best Rest Inn, Frazier Mountain Internet Service, Alpine Lumber & Hardware, Mike’s Pizza Company and The Mountain Enterprise.
Of Castles, Kings and Wondrous Tales
The Frazier Park Library is hosting a line-up of local and national stars to delight children of all ages with a potpourri of medieval lore, nature and storytelling selections by nine community storytellers. Think castles, kings, dragons and knights in shining armor.
"I am so excited about this fantastic lineup of community storytellers to celebrate the arrival of spring on the mountain at this jousting festival," commented Diane Duquette, Director of Kern County Libraries. The event is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Kern County Library.
The Community Storytellers lineup includes:
11:00 a.m. Glenn Calloway, Actor and Pamela McGee, Actress
12:00 p.m. Stacey Havener, Broker, MNS Investments
12:30 p.m. Diane McBain, Actress and Writer
1:00 p.m. Marie Valencia, Retired LAPD Officer
2:00 p.m. Betsy Galloway, VP, Director of Library Services, Arts Center College of Design
3:00 p.m. David Stenstrom, Actor, Teacher and Storyteller
3:30 p.m. Peter Kjenaas, Actor/Director and Co- Founder Mountain Shakespeare Festival
4:00 p.m. Sister Moutique, Griot; African Folklore
This is part of the May 04, 2007 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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