Vacaville, CA – Hear ye! Hear ye! On April 21-23, 2006, the second annual Middle Earth Festival will come to life in historic Downtown Vacaville to celebrate author J. R. R. Tolkien and “The Lord of the Rings”.

This fun-filled family event includes a fun run and forums on the themes of Tolkien. Saturday and Sunday activities include craft and merchandise vendors, entertainment, and games for the kids, demonstrations of old time skills, music, dance, fantasy and abundant food. Take part in one of many trivia contests or enjoy the antics of the Gollum impersonation contest, and seek the best costumed elf, dwarf, hobbit and other dwellers of Middle Earth! Admission and most festival activities are free.

New to the Middle Earth Festival is the green, eco-friendly area of booths and information. These vendors do not look like they stepped out of Middle Earth, but there you may hear echoes of voices of ancient Ents caring for all that was good and green. This is a special way to celebrate Earth Day which falls on this weekend!

Volunteers are being sought to join the “fellowship” of those who bring the festival to life. Potential vendors, entertainers, and demonstrators of old time skills may download applications directly from the Middle Earth website at

For more information on this unique and exciting event, contact event organizer Betty Lucke at 707.448.1021 or the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District at 707.451.2100.