Start: April 29. 2021
End: May 1, 2022
What is the Beltane?
Beltane celebrates the height of spring and the coming of summer. Our Beltane festivals are often commemorated with fire circles, ribbons, flowers, maypoles, dancing and rituals spread out over 3-day weekend closest to May 1st each year.
In 2019 we gathered at Stone Song Center and raised 2 maypoles and 1 seed stone! Our 2020 Beltane was our first all-virtual event due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and many adaptations were made to gather together in virtual space. In 2021 We were back on-line raising stones and maypoles together apart!!
Join us in 2022 as we once again gather in person at Stone Song Center to raise maypoles and stones and rejoice in the coming of Spring! Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1st at Stone Song Center
About the Venue:
Stone Song Center is a welcoming space nestled in the Allegany Mountains of Western Maryland. It includes a beautiful farmhouse overlooking 23 acres of luscious land, a renovated barn that serves as a retreat center including an indoor meeting space, kitchen and bunk beds. The land includes a small pond, and creek, a fire circle, nature trails, an apiary and an organic vegetable garden and orchard.
Most of our attendees will camp and that costs will be included in the cost of registration. Non-campers can upgrade to bunkhouse accommodations. Stone Song Center does not allow personal camp fires. So be mindful of that when planning meals. We will also offer a limited number of meal-plans for those attendees who prefer not to cook for themselves. Pricing and details are still in the works, but stay tuned.
Stone Song Center does not have trash-service so please plan to pack-out anything you pack-in.
*Stone Song Center has asked that attendees get vaccinated before, or quarantine and test before attending.
Download Your Copy of the 2021 Beltane Program
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Drumming Circle/Bardic Circle
Saturday May 1, 2021
11:30am- Bi-Annual Meeting
Grief Workshop not recorded, contact us for more info
1:30pm-2:30pm- Fancy Hat Tea Party and Vendor Faire
2:30pm- Raising the Maypole
4:00pm- Divination Cafe
Building our Stones
7:00pm-8:00pm- Dinner Break
Schedule at a Glance Cont.
Sunday May 2, 2021
2:00pm- Raising the Seed Stones/Closing Ritual6:00pm- Coffee Pavilion Closes
Vendor Faire Sign-Up Form - We are hosting a Vendor Faire and Fancy Hat Tea Part on Saturday, May 1, 2021! If you have items to share and sell, click on the sign-up form link and we will add you to our vendors for the event! We all love shopping at a festival!
Please upload your photos from Beltane, or anything related! Let's build a photo memory together.