Black Hills Renaissance Pageant provides historic, distinctive setting in Lead


LEAD, S.D. — It was a flashback in time, in addition to a time of fantasy for those who participated within the second annual Black Hills Renaissance Pageant.

Festivities started for the Renaissance Faire on Friday and can run till Sunday, the place yow will discover all the pieces 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 additional clients for native companies.

That led to Tatum’s life dream of a having a Renaissance Faire dropped at the Black Hills. Final yr, over 1,500 folks attended the primary pageant.

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 Interval, 1600, , William Shakespeare stuff,” Tatum mentioned. “However 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 wish to be.”

In response to the Lead Chamber of Commerce, 50 distributors additionally participated within the occasion — promoting associated items and providers.

Lead chamber officers mentioned that the pageant is about bringing extra consideration to space companies, but in addition appreciating a key a part of tradition within the space.

“Whether or not it’s the brewery arts, or the bakery arts or simply common arts, we have now it right here. So it’s all the time a part of what we do to herald that pleasure,” mentioned Leigha Patterson, the chief director of the Lead Chamber of Commerce.

The pageant continues on Sunday from 12-5 p.m. at Manuel Brothers Park.



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