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Our Return to the Land!
A Members and Guests Weekend

Friday April 27th -Sunday, April 29th, 2018


Real People, Real Traditions, Real Community.
Beltaine is about Spring, It's about Family.
It's for Babies and Children, Maid and Gallants.
Our Aunts, Uncles, Mothers and Fathers.
Elders and Ancestors.
Our joyous journey through the Wheel of the Year
...and the Web of Life.

Highlights for 2018!
-- Friday afternoon: Thanks and Blessing of Sacred Sites
-- Friday evening: First Fire Drum Circle

-- Saturday afternoon: Annual Tea Party and Raising of the May Pole
-- Saturday evening: Main Ceremony Water Blessing of the Land

-- Sunday morning: Raising of the Seed Stone by the Children's Stone Crew

 

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"Now the green blade riseth, from the buried grain;
Wheat that in dark earth, many days has lain..."


Join us for our annual homecoming and celebration of the Delights of Spring

It’s Beltaine at Four Quarters! A Weekend of Renewal !

Time for the season of hibernation to end, and the season of joyous activity and growth to begin! Come and see the Land in its springtime splendor, bedecked in a blanket of wildflowers and budding trees, with every morning borne on the music of songbirds. Greet the tribemates you haven’t seen all winter, and bring new friends to learn what Four Quarters is all about!


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In addition to all your gear and springtime finery, please bring flowers to share for the Beltaine workshops and ceremonies. We want to the see the beauty of flowers everywhere we turn, so, if you would, pick up a grocery store bouquet or two on your way, and drop them off at the buckets by the Coffee Dragons.


Registration Information:

Pre-Registration Deadline is April 21st.
Member's Pre Registration: $60
Guest Pre-Registraion: $80
Guest Saturday Arrival Pre-Registration: $70
Gate Registration: $90
Gate Saturday Arrival Registration: $80


Children Under 16 are Loved, Cherished, and Free!

Meal Plans

Saturday's Beltaine Feast is free for all attending.
Beltaine Meal Plan by the Starvin' Artist Cafe!

3 meals and the feast, Friday Dinner-Sunday Brunch.
Omnivore and Herbivore options available.
Pre-Registration required, $45/person.


As Always you are welcome to arrive before Friday and stay after Sunday. Early-In, Late-Out Camping $5/night for Members, $10/night for guests!


Register On-Line Here
Your questions are welcome!

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Our In Camp Domitory is available!
Rooms have double beds, blankets and pillows; Bunks have fitted sheets.  During events rooms and bunks are bundled with meal plans and are booked for the duration of the event; you must call the office for reservations.





 
 
Schedule for 2018!!

 Friday April 28th

1pm to 3pm: Thanks and Blessing of Sacred Sites - Please join us at some of our Sacred sites to Give Thanks and Blessings. What better way to give thanks than to spruce these sites up!  This is also a great time for new folk on the land to visit and talk with those in service at these sites.
     -- Hemlock Hole
     -- Coffee Dragons
     -- Sweat Lodge
     -- Labyrinth
     -- Wolf Altar
3pm to 5pm: Thanks and Blessing of Sacred Sites, continued
     -- Faerie Cairn
     -- Stone Circle
     -- Bardic Circle
     -- Fox Altar
     -- Fire Circle
     -- Ancestors Altars in Stone Circle & Fire Circle   
6pm to 6:45pm: Meal Plan Dinner
8pm: Opening Ceremony - First Fire at The Fire Circle
Followed by: Drumming and Dancing to the Stars & Bardic Circle!

Saturday April 29th

8am: Cardio Walk
9am to 9:45am: Meal Plan Breakfast
10:30am to 11:30am: Annual Members Meeting - Not just for Members! If you’re thinking about becoming a Member, or if you wonder what Members talk about, take this opportunity to provide input on what’s in the works!
11:30am to 12:30pm: The State of the Road Court Case
11:30am to 12:30pm: SCW Meet & Greet
12pm to 1:30pm: Stone Singers Choir rehearsal and general hangout
12pm to 1:30pm: Drum and Chant for Ritual and Ceremony
1:30pm to 3pm: Annual Tea Party
1:30pm to 3pm: Preparing the Maypole! Ribbons and Wreaths and Poles, oh my!
1:30pm to 3pm: KID'S STUFF! Beanbags, Ribbon Wands, and Bubbles galore!
2:30pm to 4:30pm: Dancing & Raising of the May Pole -
A Blessing of Family, Fecundity and Fertility ... join us as we honor and bless the tribe, we honor and bless the vibe, we honor and bless the babies to be!
5pm to 5:45pm: The Beltaine Feast for all & Raffle fundraiser
7pm: Main Ceremony - Water Blessing of the Land
9pm: Drum Circle to the Stars & Bardic Circle

Sunday April 30th

9am: Kids' Stone Crew Meeting - all children & parents planning to pull the Seed Stone meet for a short instructional get-together
10am to 10:45am: Meal Plan Breakfast
11am: Closing Ceremony - The Raising and Consecration of the Seed Stone by the Kids' Tribe

WebSizedWreathMay Day History: An Invitation From the Sun
Celebrating life, light, and love at Beltaine,
the old Celtic name for May Day


BY: Mara Freeman

 

The First of May sounds a clarion call announcing the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere. The sun is in its ascendancy, pouring light and warmth onto the Earth, whose creatures bask in the joyous tide of burgeoning life, sensuality, fertility, and abundance. From Scandinavia to Scotland, from Hawaii to China, people come together to celebrate the irresistible rising of the life-force as they are touched by the warmth and light of the sun. There is a promise of love and a reminder of the constant greening and renewal of life.

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