Welcome Fall 2018

DSC 6580September 22, 2018

"Sharing our Bounty"
at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

Coordinated by Dianne (Minerva) Duggan

Join us for an insightful celebration of the Fall Equinox, the harvest season, and the festival of Mabon.  We will experience an inward view as we move through the harvest season.  We will share our bounty during our Feast of Bounty (pot luck feast).  Be ready to look ahead and look inside ourselves.  First, we can learn about threshold work for this time of balance.  Then, we will spend time alone on the land to work towards our individual goals.  During the balance of light and dark, we will make incense to guide our thoughts towards the end of the harvest season. 

Our celebration features workshops and activities for adults and kids, and honoring the Second Harvest with our Fall Equinox ritual!

More Information:

Celebrating the Seasons: Fall Equinox



Saturday, September 22nd

10 am

Gate opens for Arrivals: Check-in in the Temple Room. There will be continental breakfast offerings.

10:30 am

Welcome Circle with Selena & Minerva in the Temple Room

11 am

Balancing at the Threshold - Second Harvest with Minerva in the Temple Room
Keeping balance in our lives. We will discuss seasonal deities, threshold work, using herbs and plants of the season. We will cover preparing for the dark season and keeping balance in our lives.

Family Programming: Childrens' Nature Hike with Florence at the Barn entrance
Our littles will take a short prairie hike to gather leaves, seed pods, pinecones, etc. to be used later in the day. Parents, please bring a tote bag and come along to help your child gather goodies to use later.

Annual Cider Press with Reed
Join in the annual preparation of apple cider by reaping the bounty of the land and working the press.

11:45 am

Lunch Preparation - Everyone lay out their offerings. Remember to mark your serving dishes and utensils. Please don't bring peanuts or peanut products. Also, be prepared to clean up your offerings.


Bountiful Feast (Lunch) - Chow down on the Pot Luck lunch that we are all sharing. Weather permitting, we will be outside.

1 pm

Workshop: Powers of the Equinox with Selena in the Temple Room
Connecting the Equinox tides for personal and planetary healing and well-being.

Family Programming: Leaves, Acorns and Feathers: Magic in Found Objects with Florence at the Summer Kitchen
We’ll connect with the bounty of the natural world, and learn how we can use autumnal objects to make magic. Kids will learn basics of magical techniques and how to give environmentally-friendly offerings.

2:15 pm

Stretch and Snack Break

2:30 pm

Workshop: Incense Making with Minerva in the Temple Room
We'll make a balancing incense to use for the remainder of our harvest season. We will set our airy intent to see us through harvest and in to the dark times. Bring a container for your incense. If you have any herbs to share, feel free to bring them (and info about them).

Family Programming: Childrens' Games of Balance & Stories of the Season with Florence on the Green
Children (and parents) are welcome to join us on the Green as we play some balancing games and share harvest stories.

3:30 pm

Stretch and Snack Break

4 pm

Welcome Fall Gratitude Ritual with Sharon and Liz, on the Green
We will share our gratitude for the abundance of our bounty with each other - on the Green by the Maypole.

5 pm

Cleanup and Departures



Adults (each): Through 9/21 At the Gate
Full Day Saturday $30 $35
Children 5+ (each) Through 9/21 At the Gate
Full Day Saturday $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.



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



If you have questions, please contact the Circle Office.