About Beltaine

Beltaine
Beltaine is one of the Celtic fire festivals- Four holidays equally spaced throughout the year to correspond with the seasons. For these farmers who lived close to the Earth, these holy days marked the most important days of the food cycle: Imbolc in the winter is when livestock begins producing milk, Beltaine marks the spring planting, grain is harvested in summer at Lughnasadh, and Samhain (from which we get our modern Halloween) marks the culling of the herds. Beltaine is often celebrated on May first, but A Sacred Place is far enough North that spring comes a little later. It is a holiday of planting and preparing the fields for crops, and of life returning to the world. Fertility is a strong theme, symbolized by the most well known of Beltaine traditions- The dancing of the Maypole.
 
Our Festival
Our Beltaine festival features rituals, entertainment, and workshops, plus vendors, a variety of activities, and much more.
While ASP has been hosting a Beltaine festival for the last 10 years, the last few have struggled a bit-  So Mike and Beth, organizers of the highly successful Magickal Marketplace & Psychic Faire, have arranged to step in and take over the event.  We're looking forward to bringing the momentum of the MM&PF to a full weekend festival.
The event will run from Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30.  Register here.
 
More information coming soon!

Presenter / Performer / Staff Application

Thanks for your interest in the festival!  We're always looking for good people to help!  This is a small festival and funds are short, so our ability to pay presenters is limited, but contributors get free or reduced admission, plus a couple other perks.  Use the form below to let us know what you're interested in doing-
 

Register

You may register for our festival by using the form below- You will then be brought to a page where you may pay with PayPal or by credit card (via PayPal).  Alternately, you may download the registration form to register by mail.   All attendees will be required to sign a liability waiver at the gate before entering.  All minors must be accompanied by an adult.  

Adult Registration:  $40
Youth (age 10-17):  $20
Children under 10:  Free

Vendor Application

Thank you for your interest in vending at Beltaine!  There is no additional charge to be a vendor.
Please be aware that this is a small festival, and may not generate as many sales as larger events- Although we are working hard to improve that.

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Beltaine is the spring festival of planting, the high holiday of the return of life to the world. Join us at A Sacred Place in Canaan NH on Memorial day weekend for three days of ritual, music, dancing, vendors, workshops, entertainment, and much more.

Brought to you by The Magickal Marketplace & Psychic Faire, and hosted by A Sacred Place.

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