Autumn Fires Schedule 2017

Thursday
12:00 noon – Gates Open
12:00 noon – Light the Heart Hearth
Dusk – Ancestor shrine Light up
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – DJ Travis comfy @ Green Man. Theme: onesie PJ night
9:00 pm – Drumming and Dancing @ Paw Paw
10:30 pm – 12:00 midnight – Rylee Ja Gypsy presents Party Pixie’s Monster Party and Drag Show @ Caffeina’s Stage

Friday
9:00 am- 7:00 pm – Kids’ Village open
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Forging @ Infinity Forge

11:00 am – Clay building @ Pavilion
11:00 am – Pumpkin Carving @ Pavilion and Town Center
11:00 am – Stone Soup cooking with Fire Mama, Teena Thornton, Charlene Suggs, Paul Patton, and Community @ Heart Hearth. There will be a table to bring your soup contributions
12:00 noon – Stone Soup story by Fire Mama @ Heart Hearth
12:00 noon – Sweat Lodge Orientation by Doug Sundling @ Sweat Lodge
1:00 pm – Yoga with Robyn @ Hickory Grove, or Mainstage if raining
1:00 pm – Native food crops workshop and forage, by Paul Patton @ Pavilion. Foods of Place: this workshop will look at both foraged and cultivated foods that are indigenous to the New World and many plant foods that are native to the Appalachian region. The workshop will consider the history of some of our native foods and the ethnobotanical uses of many of these plants. It will conclude with the group contributing foraged items to the stone soup meal out at the heart hearth.
3:00 pm – Fire Safety for Fire Spinners by Fire Mama (Heather Shannon) @ Heart Hearth. You must attend Safety Class or see Heather Shannon to spin.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Happy Hour with Smilin’ Joe @ Green Man. Theme: Friday the 13th Fright Night
6:00 pm -Stone Soup sharing and community potluck
6:30 pm – Hay Ride, Gather @ Pavilion
7:00 pm – Fire spinning @ Stone Circle
7:00 pm – Labyrinth Light up @ Labyrinth of the Worlds
7:00 pm – Fairy Lights @ Fairy Shrine
8:00 pm – Performance by Noah Wotherspoon @ Caffeina’s Stage
9:00 pm – Drumming and Dancing @ Paw Paw
TBD – Sweat Lodge, Orientation Required
10:00 pm – Women’s Healing Ceremony by Jen Capone @ Hickory Grove

Saturday
9:00 am – 7:00 pm – Kids’ Village open
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Forging @ Infinity Forge
11:00 am – Kiln loading @ Village Green
12:00 noon – Sweat Lodge orientation; you must attend orientation to participate in the Sweat
1:00 pm – Rubber stamp carving and letterbox workshop by Laura Werger. Come carve a rubber stamp to use in the letterboxing adventure. Learn more about the letterbox trail at Wisteria. There are 9 letterboxes placed around the site, find them and leave your mark, with your own carved rubber stamp.
Ongoing – Costumes and Makeup
Ongoing – Pumpkin Carving
1:00 pm – Yoga with Robyn @ Hickory Grove
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Photo booth @ Town center
4:00 pm – Trick or treat
5:00 pm – Petite Paw Paw
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Happy hour with Mosaique @ Green Man. Theme: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
TBD – Sweat Lodge, Orientation Required

6:00 pm – Main Ceremony:  Tree planting celebration, CommuniTREE @ Stone Circle. We will be planting an oak tree in the South quarter of Wisteria’s Stone Circle. Come join the community in the blessing and planting of a member of the Sacred Circle. This time of year lends itself to the most optimistic chance of the oak’s survival. Come and hear the Storytellers’ tales of Wisteria’s magic and why it feels good to be on this land and within the spiral of this community.
6:00 pm – Drummers meet at Pavilion
6:30 pm – Precess to Stone Circle
6:52 pm (Sunset) – Ceremony

7:00 pm – Pumpkin Lighting
7:30 pm – Feast
8:00 pm – Performance by Erica Blinn @ Caffeina’s Stage
9:00 pm – Drumming and Dancing @ Paw Paw
10:00 pm – Ceremony: “They forgot we were seeds: A Ritual to the Spirits of the Appalachian Landscape”, by Paul Patton @ Hickory Grove. This cermony will focus on the people, plants, and spirits of our native landscape and community.

Sunday
11:00 am – Unload Kiln
12:00 pm – Paw Paw Closing Ritual by Elf
3:00 pm – Pack out

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