Welcome Fall 2016

DSC 6580September 24, 2016

Honoring the Harvest - Seeking Balance

at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

Coordinated by Florence Edwards-Miller

Join us for a joyful celebration of the time of the Fall Equinox, the harvest season, and the ancient festival of Mabon.  During the balance of light and dark we seek balance within ourselves, and connect to that which sustains us, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Featuring workshops and activities for adults and kids, Circle Sanctuary's Fall Equinox ritual, and concluding with our Thanksgiving Potluck Feast!


Rev. Selena Fox
Rev. Selena Fox

Rev. Bo Nelson
Rev. Bo Nelson

Rev. Georgette Paxton
Rev. Georgette Paxton

Florence Edwards-Miller
Florence Edwards-Miller

Reed Cockrell
Reed Cockrell

Al Smith
Al Smith



Saturday, September 24th

9 am Gate opens for Arrivals
9:30 am

Welcome Circle with Selena & Florence in the Temple Room

9:45 am

Tastes of Fall entries accepted
Adult Categories: Preserves, Baked Goods, and Fiber Crafts. Youth under 12: enter your artwork of any sort!

Apple Lore and Magic with Florence and Reed at the Picnic Tables (all ages welcome)

10:45 am

Stretch and Snack Break

11 am

The Pipes are Calling with Al Smith at the picnic tables
A history of bagpipes and introduction to playing them

Fall Land Hike with Florence

Youth Programming: Welcoming Fall with Bo at the Farmhouse
In this family workshop, we will tell traditional stories about Mabon and the Fall.  Discuss the meaning of the festival, and ways to celebrate!


Lunch - bring a brown bag lunch and find a spot on the land to enjoy the day

1 pm

Cornucopia Magic with Selena Fox in the Temple Room

Youth Programming: Mabon Thanksgiving Wreaths (part 1) with Bo at the Farmhouse
Together we will take a hike on the land and visit some of our sacred sites.  While we do so, we will gather symbols of the season to add to our Mabon Thanksgiving Wreaths.

2 pm

Stretch and Snack Break

2:30 pm

Final Call for Tastes of Fall Entries

Fermented Foods and the Magic of Natural Transformations with Georgette in the Temple Room

Youth Programming: Mabon Thanksgiving Wreaths (part 2) with Bo at the Farmhouse
We will talk about the things that the harvest this year has brought into our lives, and what we are thankful for -- as we create Wreaths of Thanksgiving to be taken home for decoration!

4 pm

Tastes of Fall judging and prize awards

4:30 pm Welcome Fall Ritual with Selena Fox on the Green
5:30 pm Twilight Thanksgiving Potluck Feast on the Green
Spread out your blanket and enjoy the final moments of summer's light as we picnic in the Equinox twilight
6:30 pm

Cleanup and Departures