Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Carson City Rendezvous - June 11-12, 2011

Mills Park
Carson City, NV
10 am - 5 pm


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 A fun, educational, and entertaining journey into Nevada’s rich and storied history. Where mountain men, cowboys, soldiers, Native Americans, and folks from all walks of life in the Old West descend onto one location for a 3 day celebration of true Western heritage!

The Rendezvous runs both days, but join members of the GBCS on Saturday, June 11th. Wear your favorite western attire, anything from Victorian ladies of the 1860s, to cowboys and cowgirls of the modern day. 

This is a wonderful event for Civil War enthusiasts. Witness a live battle, shop for wares in the sutler's camp, watch pony express demonstrations and a gun fight.

Suggested costume: Victorian 1860 through 1890, Edwardian, Western cowboy and cowgirl of all decades.

As always, costume is admired but not required.

This is a free event. For more information visit:

A Revolutionary Ice Cream Social and Fundraiser, July 17, 2011

Canyon Creek Park
Robb Drive
Reno, NV

July 17, 2011
12 noon to 5 pm

Admission: $10
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Celebrate both American and French independence with a patriotic-themed ice cream social. Enjoy the beautiful weather, relaxing park setting, and delicious ice cream while also learning about the clothing and costume that was worn in between 1776 and 1789.

The Revolutionary Ice Cream Social is also a fundraiser to help raise money for the Steampunk Ball at Piper's Opera House, coming up in September. More information and tickets for the ball will be available at the social. Your admission ticket goes to help the restoration of Piper's Opera House.

Admission is $10, which includes all the ice cream you can eat, as well as the 18th century clothing lecture. The whole family is welcome, with admission for children under 12 free.

Wear your 18th century and Regency costumes! From calico gowns to floaty muslin Jane Austen frocks, this is a great opportunity to show off your early period dresses. As always, costume is greatly admired, but not required.

Canyon Creek Park is located on Robb Drive, between Mae Anne and Sharlands. It offers covered picnic pavilions, grassy areas, and playground equipment. Parking is plentiful around the area.

Valhalla Renaissance Festival 2011 - GBCS weekend

June 4-5, 2011
10 am to 6 pm Saturday
10 am to 5 pm Sunday
Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe

Join fellow Great Basin Costume Society members at Valhalla, the area's finest and largest Renaissance Faire. RSVP on Facebook:

$17 adults
$12 for seniors, military, and ages 13-17
$7 for children 6-12
Under 6 Free

Suggested Costume:
Elizabethan c. 1560 - 1590, pirates, knights, peasantry, wenches, nobility, middling class, merchants, exotic foreigners

Get away from it all and lose yourself in the magic and merriment the Renaissance times.

Rub elbows with noblity, pirates, barbarian and beautiful ladies, This year's Valhalla Renaissance Faire will feature four stages of continuous entertainment, Action packed shows, Music, Dancing, jesters, 900 costumed actors, Shakespearian vignettes, expertly staged battles, storytelling for children and adults, archery tournaments and much more.

Shop over 100 merchants selling a wide array of arts and crafts, one of a kind jewelry items, woodcrafts, artwork, ceramics, clothing, historic weapons and leather goods. And to top it all off, a hard hitting joust. - This is a place to be!