Welcome Fall 2013

DSC 6580Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22, 2013

Old Tyme Community Harvest Faire: A Celebration of Hearth and Harvest

at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Barneveld, Wisconsin

Coordinated by Blodie

Circle Sanctuary's Welcome Fall festival is an overnight celebration of the fall equinox and the second harvest in the form of a country fair!   Our fair offers many workshops for the young at heart and kids of all ages.  

Come connect with the Earth and find the magic of the season through traditional craftways.  There will be many opportunities to work with your hands and craft for the ritual and items to take home. Stay the night to enjoy the evening’s nighttime festivities and relax around the harvest fire. There will also be a judging of fall arrangements (center-pieces), pies, preserves, pickles, and breads in our Tastes of Fall contest in addition to a potluck meal.


aj adamsFeaturing special guest: AJ Adams!


More Information:

Celebrating the Seasons: Fall Equinox


* Outdoor Games* Cider Pressing * Fiber Arts * Ritual Scarecrow Crafting * Kids' Fall Crafting * Nature Walks * Fall Equinox Ritual and more!





Saturday, September 21st

9 am Open for Arrivals begin
10 am Fair Begins on the Green
Merchant Booths
Carnival Games
with Heather, Pam & Marissa
Fall Festival Flea Marketwith Georgette
Tastes of Fall Contest Entries – Submissions for Judging
Apple Pressing with Reed at the Apple Cider Tent
10:30 am Community Welcome Circle
11 am - 12 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Workshops
Workshop Tent #1: Weaving with Laurie, Brooke, Dianne and Naomi
Workshop Tent #2: Kids' Crafting: Fall Spirit Bannerwith Kristol
Workshop Tent #3: Ritual Scarecrow Making with Moonfeather
2 pm Workshops
Workshop Tent #1: Spinning with Laurie, Brooke, Dianne and Naomi
Workshop Tent #2: Kids' Crafting: Fall Leaf Wreath with Kristol
3:30 pm Workshops
Workshop Tent #1: Knitting with Laurie, Brooke, Dianne and Naomi
Workshop Tent #2: Kids' Crafting: Paper Bag Fall Treeswith Kristol
Workshop Tent #3: Grapevine Trees with Blodie
4 pm Judging of the Tastes of Fall Contest Entries
5 pm - 6:30 pm Potluck Dinner
5:30 pm Tastes of Fall Contest Winners Announced
7:30 pm Harvest Celebration Ritualwith Florence and others
8:30 pm Alexander James Adams - the Fairy Tale Minstrel
10 pm Community Bonfire - Drumming, dancing, s'mores and merriment

Sunday, September 22nd

8 am Fall Migration Bird Walkwith Florence
10 am Brunch
11:30 am Closing Farewell Ritual
1 pm Departures



Items to Bring

  • Contribution for potluck feast to feed at least two dozen, for Saturday Night dinner. For details, please see our Potluck Guidelines.
  • Please help us conserve paper: bring your own cup to use for drinks at meals and other times.
  • A donation item for the Festival Flea Market (optional)
  • Bread, preserves, pies or craft items for our Tastes of Fall contest (optional)
  • 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)
  • A stone to give away to the Stone Circle. (optional)