What is Lughnassad?
In Celtic mythology the god Lugh established the festival as a feast, with games commemorating his foster-mother Tailtiu. We will be celebrating in much the same fashion as a tribute to Lugh and a celebration of the harvest.
Yup! All kinds of games! Board games, trivia games, lawn games, water games, competitive basket weaving! When you arrive you'll join a team! You and your team will participating in games and workshops and even classes all weekend and rack-up points to try and win the Lugh-Cup! (or banner or... rock, maybe... we haven't sorted it out yet). Can you and your team defeat our reigning champions?
About the Venue:
Gifford Pinchot State Park offers a large and relatively private group camping area. This area features a bathhouse close by with hot showers and flushing toilets. Several water spigots with potable clean water, a variety of camping spaces including shaded, sunny and even spots for RVs.
Fire and Cooking: Individual fires are permitted in park-provided fire circles, are also welcome to bring grills and camp-stoves for cooking. There is no on-site kitchen so there will not be any meal-plan available. Fire wood will be available for purchase on-site. DO NOT bring your own wood.
Electricity: There will be a small charging station available near the Coffee Pavilion
Swimming: The lake has refilled to pre-drought levels and the beach will be available for swimming. Swimming is in a public are of camp: suits are required and sunscreen is recommended! Bring your own towels and chairs! You are welcome to walk (5 mins) or drive to the swimming hole. The park often operates a snack bar at the beach and there is also a playground there. Swimming is at your own risk; please do not swim tired.
Alcohol: The state park does not permit alcoholic beverages.
Coffee: In an effort to reduce trash please bring a reusable coffee mug.
COVID: This is a fully out-door event. As COVID is always changing we have not established a specific safety protocol for this event. If you have questions please reach out.