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5th ANNUAL SACRAMENTO CELTIC MIDSUMMER FAERIE FESTIVAL TO BE HELD JUNE 13-14, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    

June 1, 2009

24 HOUR MEDIA CONTACT:
David Shorey (916) 801-2519, DRShorey@gmail.com

FESTIVAL COORDINATORS:
Cimber Cade, Jennifer Jaffee, April Hollon  Festival Co-Coordinators
Phone: (916) 534-3747  Email: festival@groveoftheoak.org


5th ANNUAL SACRAMENTO CELTIC MIDSUMMER FAERIE FESTIVAL TO BE HELD JUNE 13-14, 2009

The 5th annual Celtic Midsummer Faerie Festival will be held June 13 - 14, at the VFW Hall (8990 Kruitof Way, Fair Oaks, California 95628)  near Phoenix Park in Fair Oaks, Calif. Festival opens at 10 a.m. both days, closing at 9 p.m. on Sat. and 6 p.m. on Sun.

This FREE family oriented event features local and regional artists performing a variety of Celtic, World, Folk and Rock music along with a variety of other entertainment. Featured entertainers for 2009 include Celtic Hip Hop Fusion group Beltane’s Fire, progressive folk/rock ensemble Hobbyhorse, Gothic Celtic Folk trio Lasher Keen, local rock groups Hecate's Riddle and Vesuvias, and dancing by members of Hot Pot Studio and Moon Goddess Caravan. Saturday night entertainment will include fire dancing by Obsidian Butterfly.

The Festival boasts a diverse marketplace including many unique and handcrafted items, a Celtic village and living history display, energetic dance performances, drumming, and a spirited poetry and a performance arts competition. The festival caters to children with games, crafts and storytelling. The festival highlights ancient Celtic culture and history.

Sponsored by the non-profit Sacramento Grove of the Oak, Inc. attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of canned food for the Grove’s food closet. Parking is free.

While music and performances will be on stage both days, Saturday’s highlights include the Northern California Honored Bard competition. Poets and performers from around Northern California present their poetry, stories and music, all contending for the title of Northern California Honored Bard. (See www.groveoftheoak.org for more information.)  Local dance troops will also present high energy fire dances and a drum circle that will be open to all.

Actors in full costume as warriors, fairies, druids, magicians and more will wander the event to entertain and astound attendees. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Celtic or magical finest.

For more information see www.groveoftheoak.org.
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