Welcome Fall 2017

DSC 6580September 23, 2017

at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

Coordinated by Judith

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, and a Fall Equinox ritual!

Bring a picnic lunch, your entry for the "Tastes of Fall" contest, extra bounty from your garden you would like to donate to the Farmers Market table and any craft skills you would like demonstrate during the Faire. Preserves, baked goods, fiber crafts, and children's artwork will be judged and shared at the end of the day.

More Information:

Celebrating the Seasons: Fall Equinox


Archive of previous celebrations:

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Featured Presenters

Meredith Beckman
Meredith Beckman

Dr. Dennis Carpenter
Dr. Dennis Carpenter

Paul Herrick
Paul Herrick



Saturday, September 23rd

9 am Gate opens for Arrivals
9:30 am

Welcome Circle with Judith on the Green

9:45 am

Faire on the Green: Games, Craft Demonstrations, Social Justice Table, Popcorn Station, and Apple Cider Pressing

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

11 am

Honey Extraction and Harvest Demonstration with Meredith in the Summer Kitchen

Storytime for Younger Children (0-7) with Florence at the picnic tables

Fall Land Hike with Heather, starting at the barn steps


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

1:30 pm

Workshop: Ecopsychology with Dr. Dennis in the Temple Room

Family Programming: Welcome Fall Crafting with Calypso & Florence 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 what we need to make our fall craft

3 pm

Final Call for Tastes of Fall Entries

Workshop: Green Wizardry with Paul/Truly in the Temple Room

Family Programming: Welcome Fall Crafting (part 2) with Calypso 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 our fall craft to be taken home for decoration!

4:30 pm

Tastes of Fall judging and prize awards

5 pm Welcome Fall Ritual on the Green
6 pm

Cleanup and Departures



Adults (each): Through 9/8 9/9 - 9/22 At the Gate
Full Day Saturday $25 $30 $35
Children 5+ (each) Through 9/8 9/9 - 9/22 At the Gate
Full Day Saturday $15 $20 $25

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 September 15th will be refunded minus 50% processing fee. Cancellations received on September 15th or later will not be refunded. Please refer to Circle's cancellation policy if you should need to cancel your event registration.

For more information contact or call the Circle office at (608) 924-2216.


Registration for this event will open 6-8 weeks beforehand. Please check this space or our Facebook group for more details!



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