Holzer & Combe Haberdashery

Calendar of events...


January


2nd Friday Art Walk



Vallejo Art Walk takes place on the second Friday of every month all year. So come enjoy from 5pm to 10pm. Includes artists, food vendors, musicians, to fill the sidewalks in Old Town Vallejo. I will open my shop doors from 5-9 pm.


1622 Sonoma, Vallejo


www.vallejoartwalk.com , www.thehubvallejo.com & holzer-combehaberdashery.com


The Edwardian Ball (men’s wear)


San Francisco, usually the last weekend in January.


THE EDWARDIAN BALL is an elegant, whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author Edward Gorey. Set in “Edwardian” times, this multi-media festival has grown into an internationally recognized event, even earning the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.

www.edwardianball.com/


February


2nd Friday Art Walk



Vallejo Art Walk takes place on the second Friday of every month all year. So come enjoy from 5pm to 10pm. Includes artists, food vendors, musicians, to fill the sidewalks in Old Town Vallejo. I will open my shop doors from 5-9 pm.


1622 Sonoma, Vallejo



March


Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 5


2 - 4 March, Tucson AZ


http://www.wildwestcon.com


Sonora Celtic Faire (hair braiding and accessories)


Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora, CA. Usually held the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day.Patrick Karnahan founded the Sonora Celtic Faire in 1987. First held in Sonora, Ca, then in Calaveras County, and in 2008 it moved back to Sonora. This faire is noted for its music, joust, living history area and vendors.

www.sonoracelticfaire.com/


Clockwork Alchemy (on waiting list)

23-25 March


location: Burlingame Hyatt Regency Hotel

All are welcome! Come steam explorers and mad scientists! Come naval officers and airship pirates! Come monster hunters and vampires! Even Dieselpunks, Edwardians, Neo-Victorians, Burners, and dandies! Be you a colorful rogue or a refined lord or lady, your destiny calls. Engineers, shovel in more coal; clockmakers, set your alarms; inventors, present your extravagant contraptions!


http://www.clockworkalchemy.com


April


2nd Friday Art Walk



Vallejo Art Walk takes place on the second Friday of every month all year. So come enjoy from 5pm to 10pm. Includes artists, food vendors, musicians, to fill the sidewalks in Old Town Vallejo. I will open my shop doors from 5-9 pm.


1622 Sonoma, Vallejo


GASLIGHT GATHERING 8

April 6-8, 2018

Handlery Hotel, San Diego, CA


“In San Diego we have a vision all our own with a talented Maker Community, Punk & Folk & Americana bands, vintage Victorian dresses, dapper gentlemen, penny farthing riders, mad scientists, and incomparable feminist heroes.”


http://gaslightgathering.org


Las Mariposas Civil War Days – History in the re-Making, one Battle at a time.

(ladies & men’s wear)


Near Mariposa, CA, usually the third weekend in April.


Presented by the Las Mariposas Civil War Group in partnership with American Civil War Association, this event commemorates Civil War figure John C. Fremont, and the location of his 44,386 acre Las Mariposas Land Grant. A true revival of this period, the Las Mariposas Civil War Days are held on the actual site of this grant on over 60 acres of Longs' Mariposa Ranch, in the historical town of Mariposa, CA; nestled in the beautiful Sierra Foothills of Northern California. A fantastic event for the entire family, these event days are chocked full of true to life events & displays, live battles, and a complete day dedicated to educational programs.

www.thecivilwardays.com


Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival

(hair braiding and men’s wear)

April 28 - 29

Woodland, CA, usually the last full weekend in April

A full Scottish-Celtic event with competition dancing, heavy games, music, vendors, animal displays and living history.

http://www.saccallie.org/games/


May


2nd Friday Art Walk



Vallejo Art Walk takes place on the second Friday of every month all year. So come enjoy from 5pm to 10pm. Includes artists, food vendors, musicians, to fill the sidewalks in Old Town Vallejo. I will open my shop doors from 5-9 pm.


1622 Sonoma, Vallejo


www.vallejoartwalk.com , www.thehubvallejo.com & holzer-combehaberdashery.com



Carnevale Fantastico


May 5 - 6, 2016, 10am - 6pm Saturday and Sunday


Blue Rock Springs Park, Vallejo


An Italian themed Renaissance Fair celebrating regional wines and traditional beverages and Italian cuisine. Shop hand crafted wares, see historic characters, and commedia dell Arte.

carnevalefantastico.com


33rd Annual Civil War Battles & Encampment (Info only)


Roaring Camp, California


Travel back in time to the Civil War where encampments of Union and Confederate soldiers re-make history right before your eyes. Experience the sights and sounds of cavalry charges, musket fire and artillery shells in one of the longest-running historic reenactments in the West.


Ride an 1880s "iron horse" through an ancient redwood forest and witness skirmishes as the steam train ascends Bear Mountain. Glimpse a soldier’s daily life as he cooks meals over a campfire, cleans his musket and prepares for the day’s campaign. Then chow down on a Chuck Wagon Barbecue and take in the camp. See you at Roaring Camp for this fun family event on Memorial Day Weekend!


http://www.roaringcamp.com


June


Valhalla Renaissance Faire (hair braiding)

June 2-3, 9-10

Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe, CA, usually the first 2 weekends of June.

www.valhallafaire.com/


2nd Friday Art Walk



Vallejo Art Walk takes place on the second Friday of every month all year. So come enjoy from 5pm to 10pm. Includes artists, food vendors, musicians, to fill the sidewalks in Old Town Vallejo. I will open my shop doors from 5-9 pm.


1622 Sonoma, Vallejo


www.vallejoartwalk.com , www.thehubvallejo.com & holzer-combehaberdashery.com



Northern California Pirate Festival (hair braiding and accessories)


On the waterfront, Vallejo, CA, Father’s Day weekend

An entertaining event where everyone who loves pirates will have a great time and feel welcome!  There is nautical music, sword fighting, sailing, ship to shore cannon-battles, theater, maritime crafts, food and drink, and just shopping for booty! Fun For ALL AGES!

http://www.norcalpiratefestival.com/mainpage.htm


July


2nd Friday Art Walk



Vallejo Art Walk takes place on the second Friday of every month all year. So come enjoy from 5pm to 10pm. Includes artists, food vendors, musicians, to fill the sidewalks in Old Town Vallejo. I will open my shop doors from 5-9 pm.


1622 Sonoma, Vallejo


www.vallejoartwalk.com , www.thehubvallejo.com & holzer-combehaberdashery.com



Civil War Days, Duncan Mills, California

July 14 - 15

Usually, the third weekend in July. We bring men’s wear. It is a beautiful setting! It is usually foggy in the mornings, but clears up later on. Northern California's largest civil war reenactment and one of the largest reenactments west of the Mississippi!

www.civilwardays.net


Central Coast Renaissance Festival

(Information Only)


San Luis Obispo, CA, usually the 3rd weekend of July.

This is a lovely event in a new setting and many of our group attend. Take A Trip Back In Time to San Luis Obispo County's most unique festival, where over 800 costumed participants converge to create Donneybrooke, an English Renaissance village, brilliantly decorated for your ultimate summer fantasy entertainment.

http://ccrenfaire.com/


Costume College (men’s wear)

July 27, 28, 29

Usually the first weekend in August, this year the last weekend in July!


The annual summer costuming conference, at the Marriott in Woodland Hills, California. Vendor room is open to the public and free.


129.121.107.232/~costumer/college/


August


2nd Friday Art Walk



Vallejo Art Walk takes place on the second Friday of every month all year. So come enjoy from 5pm to 10pm. Includes artists, food vendors, musicians, to fill the sidewalks in Old Town Vallejo. I will open my shop doors from 5-9 pm.


1622 Sonoma, Vallejo


www.vallejoartwalk.com , www.thehubvallejo.com & holzer-combehaberdashery.com



September


Scottish Highland Games

(hair braiding, men’s wear and accessories)

September 1 - 2

Alameda Co. Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA, This has been held Labor Day weekend for 147 years.

Everything you can imagine from Clan tents, games, competitive dancing (Irish and Scottish), music, pipe bands, living history, birds of prey, sheep dog trials, Clydesdales, soccer, rugby and shinty… and food and vendors!

http://www.caledonian.org/home.html


Northern California Renaissance Faire – Find your Fantasy!

(hair braiding)


Casa de Fruta, Hollister, CA – Five weekends in September and October.


Themes include Pirate Invasion, Baccanal-Masquerade, Fantasy. One of the largest Renaissance Faires, it takes place under large shade trees, with ample parking.


http://www.norcalrenfaire.com/


Tres Pinos Civil War Days (Men’s wear)

Sept 7-8-9, is the usual weekend… Please check the web site

SAN BENITO COUNTY Historical Park, Tres Pinos, CA

San Benito County Historical Society and The National Civil War Association Present Civil War Days, a two day Full Battle event, preceded on Friday with a school day.

http://www.ncwa.org/


KVMR Celtic Music Festival

sept 28-29-30


Come for the music, stay for the magic!

First founded in 1996, the KVMR Celtic Festival includes eleven performance areas including five musical and six demonstration stages and a weekend-long youth arts instruction that has included Celtic music, magic, dance and songwriting.


The Festival is the main fundraising event of the year for KVMR Community Radio which operates as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity. Held in the early fall, the festival regularly draws over 7,000 attendees for the two days. They continue to bring international performers to Nevada County and showcase an ever-increasing cadre of regional talent including musicians, dancers, and performing artists of every type.


October


Gaslight Steampunk Expo

Oct 5-6-7, 2018



Gaslight Steampunk Expo is sponsored by the San Diego Speculative Fiction Society, Inc. A 501(c)3 federally recognized non-profit corporation that supports educational and fandom related events in San Diego, California.


http://www.gaslightgathering.org/


KVMR Celtic Music Festival & Marketplace

(hair braiding and accessories)


Nevada Co. Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA, usually the first weekend in Oct.

Come for the music, stay for the magic! You will find Scottish games, sheepdog trials, birds of prey exhibitions, fire-breathing dragons, jam sessions, and five stages of entertainment.

http://kvmrcelticfestival.org


Coloma Gold Rush Live (men’s wear)


A truly hands on look at the gold rush with a tent village, events, music hall, vendors and reenactors.


http://www.coloma.com/calendar/coloma-gold-rush-live/


Folsom Renaissance Faire - Elizabethan and Shakespearean Theme (hair braiding)


Folsom City Lions Park, Folsom, CA

www.folsomfaire.com/


All Hallows Fantasy Faire (Information only)


Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, CA, the 3rd or 4th weekend of October - before Halloween.

All Hallows is a two day all inclusive costume play event keeping in the All-Hallows tradition this year, the dead will be celebrated like never before! The Faire is deeply rooted in the beliefs of the Celtic people, but combined with all the fun and excitement of a costume play in the spirit of modern Halloween. So get ready to walk through some imaginative mythical-Sci-Fi, time and space like you never have before.

www.allhallowsfaire.com/


November - December


We will be at workshops  & 5 Weekends of the Fair.


Great Dickens Christmas Fair

(Hair braiding, ladies clothing from bonnets to bloomers and menswear from hats to spats!)


The Cow Palace, San Francisco-Daly City, CA. Opens Friday, Nov 23, and continues through the 23rd of December including the Friday after Thanksgiving!


10:00 am - 7:00 pm


A holiday adventure into Victorian London, hundreds of costumed players, over 120,000 square feet of music halls, pubs, dance parties and Christmas shops on winding lanes. It's a twilight evening in Charles Dickens' London. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods fill the air. Cries of street vendors hawking their wares ring out above the bustling crowd. Dozens of lamp lit shops filled to overflowing with Christmas presents, much handcrafted.


www.dickensfair.com


For other events you may want to attend, see this link: http://www.renfaire.com/Sites/index.html


Things I am involved in


Vallejo Friends of the Library


for book sale information check the web site:


http://www.vallejolibraryfriends.org/


Vallejo Music Theatre


vallejomusictheatre.org


Past Events


Benicia State Capitol Historic Park, 115 West G St., Benicia, CA


150th American Civil War Anniversary Event, June 22, 2013


SteamStock, attended in 2012 & 2013 at the Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA.


http://www.steamstock.org


Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition, They had workshops, speakers, musical entertainments, exotic exhibits, and wonders of all kinds! There are three amazing vendor areas filled with hand-crafted clothing, jewelry, art, accessories, oddments of dubious origin and steampunkery galore!


http://steampunkexhibition.com/


Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium, Long Beach, on the Queen Mary. We have attended for many years. Love the location! This event is taking time off.


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