LEAD, S.D. — It was a flashback in time, in addition to a time of fantasy for those who participated in the second annual Black Hills Renaissance Festival.
Festivities started for the Renaissance Faire on Friday and can run till Sunday, the place you will discover the whole lot from axe throwing, to stomach dancers and even blacksmiths.
The thought got here to fruition after Contract Coordinator Shareece Tatum was contacted by the Lead Chamber of Commerce to give you an occasion to attract in extra prospects for native companies.
That led to Tatum’s life dream of a having a Renaissance Faire delivered to the Black Hills. Last 12 months, over 1,500 folks attended the primary competition.
Tatum says that the festivals give folks a spot to decorate up — get pleasure from historical past and play an element in fantasy.
“They attempt to be very Renaissance Period, 1600, you already know, William Shakespeare stuff,” Tatum stated. “But you’re going to see dragons, you’re gonna see fairies and stuff like that, and we see Star Trek generally. So it’s just a bit mash of time and house the place we are able to simply have enjoyable and get to be the pirates and princesses and kings that we need to be.”
According to the Lead Chamber of Commerce, 50 distributors additionally participated in the occasion — promoting associated items and companies.
Lead chamber officers stated that the competition is about bringing extra consideration to space companies, but in addition appreciating a key a part of tradition in the realm.
“Whether it’s the brewery arts, or the bakery arts or simply common arts, now we have it right here. So it’s all the time a part of what we do to deliver in that pleasure,” stated Leigha Patterson, the chief director of the Lead Chamber of Commerce.
The competition continues on Sunday from 12-5 p.m. at Manuel Brothers Park.