Photo by Jessica Fritz Miller

Autumn Fires

October 9th - 13th, 2024

Autumn Fires celebrates the changing of the seasons with bonfires, local music, feasting, drumming, activities, and ceremonies.

Photo by Jessica Fritz Miller

Autumn Fires celebrates the changing of the seasons. As we prepare for the colder months, we’re reminded of the warmth of community.

Highlights of the event include workshops, pumpkin carving, pit kiln clay firing, a Stone Soup potluck, nightly bonfires at Paw Paw Drum and Fire Circle, live performances and local draft brews at Green Man Tavern, ritual, fire spinning, and more!

If you have ideas for a workshop or programming that you would like to share, or for more information on offering a workshop, please fill out a Workshop Application. Applications are due by September 1st, 2024.

2023 Event Pricing
(2024 coming soon)

Preregistration prices (gate price slightly higher)

Adult (18+) Full Event: $90

Child (3-17) Full Event: $45

Adult (18+) Day Pass: $30

Child (3-17) Day Pass: $15

No-camp day passes are available for locals!
$20 adult, $10 child, buy at the gate

Meal plans are also available upon checkout, and can be purchased on site (same price as preregistration).


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Live Performance

Prairie Creek Sirens

Prepare to be lured to your demise by the Prairie Creek Sirens’ lush vocal harmonies & silver strings. Indy Potter, Meredith Laine, and Maevyn Stone invoke the spirit of the ocean as they draw you in with their unique brew of Celtic, Appalachia, and magickal realism. Listen when the moon is full, and you may also hear the doomed sailors, Jimmy Clark and Stuart Cotton as the sound of digeridoo and tribal drums rise from the depths. Once you hear the call of the sirens, you will never be the same…..


Megan Bee

Athens, Ohio based singer-songwriter Megan Bee’s work has been called “as real as it gets”. Her album “Cottonwood” was listed in the best of 2022 by Americana UK and No Depression Magazine. Her music is a blend of distinctly homespun vocals, acoustic simplicity, yearning soulfulness, and winsome storytelling.


Digger T.

Digger T. was born in New York on July 4th, 1949.  
His major childhood musical influences came from his father, Joseph P. Tozzi who played trumpet and his uncle’s Charlie and Arty Muller who played guitar and washtub bass. A devoted Dylan fan as a teenager Digger learned to play guitar and rack mount harp in the late 60’s, eventually refining his technique from the likes of James Cotton, Jr. Wells, Little Walter, to name a few.  After 25 Years playing in blues bands T. has gone back to playing solo. Covering songs by the likes of  Gillian welch, Ray Lamontagne, Amos Lee, Tyler Childers, Dylan , and of course The Blues.   


From over the hills comes Harlot, the folk Americana duo bringing rich melodic vocal harmonies and intricate rhythmic tones to haunt your local holler. With over 10 years of songwriting, Harlot brings original music and a few unique covers that listeners have described as “mystical and ethereal” and “hauntingly beautiful”. Photo by Lisa Sullivan


Colin and the Crows

Colin blends lyrics and poems with melodies pulled from the ether to create spellbinding songs. The natural flow of the songwriting process makes room for different genres to blend together. With contributions from other musicians it culminates into an energetic and heartwarming experience to behold”


Steve Zarate

Singer-songwriter Steve Zarate taught himself to play guitar and harmonica as a teen, emulating counselors he heard singing around summer campfires. After earning three Ohio University degrees he traveled to Alaska, making his debut CD “Homecoming” in 1995 as a Juneau resident. Since returning to Ohio in 1997 he’s released three more, including 2019’s “Patchwork Of Light.” Playing professionally since 2006, Steve has performed at dozens of southeast Ohio events and venues, gaining a reputation as a passionate songwriter and an engaging entertainer with a vast repertoire.

Photo by Jessica Fritz Miller

Pumpkin Carving

Carve your own jack-o’-lantern! Pumpkins will be provided.

Handbuilding with Clay and Pit Firing

Come learn the basics of handbuilding with clay and make your own masterpiece! On Saturday, the creations will be fired in Wisteria’s pit kiln.

Photo by Jessica Fritz Miller

Petite Paw Paw

The children take over Paw Paw Fire and Drum Circle! After trick or treat, the kids will drum, dance, and learn the importance of the Paw Paw fire.


Bring your little ones’ favorite costumes so they can haunt the streets of Wisteria for our annual Autumn Fires trick-or-treating! Festival attendees are encouraged to bring their own candy to hand out.

Autumn Joy, Photo by Nellie Werger

Green Man Tavern Masquerade

Don your favorite mask and dress in full costume if you wish for this Hallowstide happiest hour masquerade!

Stone Soup

Rooted in European folklore, the tale of Stone Soup has a centralized theme on the value of community and sharing to create something that all will enjoy. Gather ’round the cauldron at Heart Hearth and brew a delicious recreation of this traditional soup.

Stone Soup, Photo by Nellie Werger

Shrine Lighting

Wisteria’s sacred sites will be illuminated with candles, from Shrine Valley (the trail and sites such as the Hellenic Shrine toward Spirit Circle), the Ancestor Mound, Stone Circle, and more.