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.  The event will run from Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29.

Ours is a community event.  Everyone who comes brings something to help build that community, and many hands make for light work.  What will you bring?  A workshop to teach?  A song to sing or story to tell?  Here's a few of the things that people have contributed in past years:

  • Music and dance performances
  • Setting up and running board games in the hoop house
  • Classes and workshops on a wide variety of subjects
  • Helping prepare the site in advance
  • Bringing pot luck dishes or preparing food
  • Helping empty trash and keep the privvy clean and stocked.
  • Leading rituals
  • Improving the site through landscaping and construction projects
  • Vending
  • Tending the central fire
  • Leading kid's activities

What would you like to do to be a part of the community?    Register here.

 

More information coming soon!

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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