Previous Beltane Events:
2019 BELTANE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Friday, May 3
|10 am||Merchant Arrivals|
|Noon||Open for General Arrivals|
|Noon - 7 pm||
|2 pm||Honoring the Fae at the Faerie Shrine with Judith
Gather at the Fairy Shrine and honor the Fairy Folk with offerings of flowers, dried herbs, small crystals, or other small natural items to leave at the Shrine.
|5:30 pm||Dinner behind the Farmhouse|
|7 pm||Ritual of Welcome and Festival Blessings with Selena, Georgette, and Bob at the Maypole|
|8:00 pm||In Concert: Wrannock Celtic Trio
Enjoy a wonderful musical journey with the family band of Angus, Lisa, and Mike Mossman, as they share an evening of traditional Celtic music woven with stories of their travels to Ireland, the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland Islands of Scotland.
Saturday, May 4
|7 - 8:30 am||Breakfast in the Summer Kitchen|
|9 am||Baby Blessing of Rowan, son of Mandie & Zach Zopp. With Minerva, Messina, and Selena Fox|
|9:30 am||Family Programming: TBA|
|10:30 am||May Court Selection & Crowning|
|11 am||Oak Apple Morris Dancers on the Green
Performances of English traditional dance by the Oak Apple Morris Dancers. The Morris Dancers remind us of the fertility customs of our ancestors; the clacking of antlers and high stepping as a symbol of the jubilance of Spring and the Summer ahead. Join as we dance in the Merry Merry Month of May; the season of Beltane!
|12:30 pm||Lunch behind the farmhouse|
|3:30 pm||Ancient Egypt through Today with John Markey
The temples are alive, still in use, and still helping with ascension to God consciousness. We will look at sacred temple paintings, discuss how they relate to a spiritual practice and try a hands-on demonstration
|4:00 pm||Kids' & Family Beltane Ritual with Florence|
|5:15 pm||Raffle Drawing and Silent Auction|
|5:45 pm||Dinner behind the Farmhouse|
|6:30 pm||Gate Closes for Main Ritual (reopens for departure after ritual)|
|7:00 pm||Beltane Ritual: Desire Entwining with Rev. Georgette Paxton
Gather to celebrate the bonds we share with loved ones & kin and work the magick of hope and lasting love, bursting forth into the bright promises fed by our passion. This main ritual includes the Maypole Dance, invocations, song, drumming, and revelry with community. We begin at the Green followed by a procession to Festival Circle, passing through the fires of purification and leaping the Beltane Balefire for fertility, prosperity and good fortune.
|8:30 pm||Beltane Boardgame Lounge in the Temple Room
Get your game on! Gather with friends and make new ones with a relaxed evening of gaming at tables in the barn with mellow background music and snacks. Bring your own favorite game whether it's D&D, Magic, or Monopoly; or pick a game to play from our modest selection.
Sunday, May 5
|7 - 8:30 am||Breakfast in the Summer Kitchen|
|8 am||Gate Opens for Arrivals|
|9 am||Paper Crafting: May Day Baskets & Bookmarks with Heather Ockler
For Adults and Children. Parents of little ones - please join them!
Make a basket to collect small flowers or to fill with small offerings for the Fairy Shrine: Pre-cut paper provided with personalized folding instructions for making a small paper May Day basket. --Or-- Make your own book mark for your favorite books! With colorful paper in solid colors or printed papers; add small pieces of flowers or grasses. Some rubber stamps and ink may be available to embellish as well. Each book mark can be "laminated" with clear contact paper to preserve your creative work.
|10 am||Kids & Family Story Time with Florence|
|10:30 am||Shaping Intentions with Crystals with Betty Pound
Join us in a hands-on workshop using crystal shapes like pillow stones, spheres, eggs, palm stones, pyramids and points for personalized applications and projecting willful purpose in your energetic & magickal workings. We'll discuss the basics of protection, projection, and cleansing then move forward to applying focus, intention, gratitude, and affirmation to our work.
|12:30 pm||Lunch behind the Farmhouse|
|1:30 pm||Bringing the Magic Home: Closing Circle with Bob, Georgette, and Selena
Remember the joys of the weekend and connect with kin new and old before the journey home.
|3 pm||Final Departures|
ITEMS TO BRING
- An item or two to donate for the Raffle and/or Silent Auction (optional)
- Ritual garb and/or brightly colored clothes, as well as a crown of flowers or greens for your head or bells for your feet, to wear during the Beltane ritual. (optional)
- Offering of small crystals, fresh flowers, other items for Fairy Shrine (optional)
- Offering of small stones, crystals, rocks, flowers for the Stone Circle (optional)
- Your own cup to use for drinks at meals and other times.
- Camping Gear: tent, sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress, flashlight, water jug, towel, biodegradable soap and shampoo, personal toiletries, sungear, raingear, cold weather gear, insect and tick repellent.
- A lawn chair, mat, or blanket for outdoor seating. Many activities will be outside.
- Drum, rattle, or other rhythm instrument. (optional)
- Chants, songs, or rhythms for late night drumming/dancing (optional)
If interested in vending, please register as usual, read the FAQ, and contact the Circle office.
|Adults (each):||Through 5/2||At Gate|
|Children 5+ (each)||Through 5/2||At Gate|
Children under 5 are free.
Registration for this event is limited. Please register online to guarantee you will be able to attend.
Cancellations received before April 24th will be refunded minus 50% processing fee. Cancellations received on April 24th or later will not be refunded. Please refer to Circle's cancellation policy if you should need to cancel your event registration.
If you have questions, please contact the Circle Office.