Barleycorn

Thursday August 1st – Sunday August 4th

Traditionally, European cultures have celebrated the first fruits of the annual harvest at the beginning of August. Come to Wisteria and celebrate the beginning of the harvest season with bonfires, drumming, camping, dancing, and community. Cool off in our swimming hole where we’ll have a Fairy Float, fire spinning, and float-in movies.  Enjoy music, food making workshops, and more!

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$20 per day camping, or $60 for the full event (per adult 13 and older; kids under 13 free), pay when you arrive or register online. We’ll be offering dinner Thursday, brunch and dinner Friday and Saturday, and brunch Sunday. Free parking. No additional fee for vendors (up to 20 x 20 space; please reserve in advance)

Schedule

Welcome to the second year of Barleycorn Festival! Here’s a quick run-down of our schedule. Note, some workshops are tentative and will be offered if there is interest and resources.

Thursday

Opening day and setup. We’ll have a fire at Paw Paw if people are interested

Friday

10:00am – 11:30am – Brunch at Hestia’s Hearth

12:00pm – 2:00pm – Apple Butter Making workshop (tentative) @ Pavilion

Learn how to make apple butter! We’ll be making apple butter using locally sourced apples. The apple butter will be brought to the Saturday community bread-breaking.

2:30pm – 4:30pm – Beer Making workshop (tentative) @ Pavilion

The past couple decades has seen an explosion of interest in microbrews and home brewing. We’ll be going through the basics of home-brewing including alternative gluten-free herbal brews. Beer should be ready by Fall Equinox festival.

6:00pm – 7:30pm – Dinner at Hestia’s Hearth

9:00pm – 10:30pm – APM presents Float In Movies – Kid’s Movie @ Pond

Come join us at the Pond for a float in movie! You can grab one of our floats and watch from the pond, or sit on the beach (bring a chair). Check out the whiteboard at the Pavilion for movie details. We may be offering a shuttle service to help people to and from the pond throughout the night. This programming is being presented by Appalachian Pagan Ministry; please bring a donation. Appalachian Pagan Ministry is a pan-pagan ministry devoted to building an engaged, passionate, and spiritually fulfilled community of people from all backgrounds and faiths. APM provides prison ministry services throughout the area.

11:00pm – 1:00am – APM presents Float In Movies – Adult’s Movie @ Pond

Our second Float In Movie will be feature adult themes and not suitable for kids (no, not that kind of adult movie). See the whiteboard at the Pavilion for movie details. Again, please bring a donation for APM to the movie. We may be offering a shuttle service to help people to and from the pond throughout the night.

1:00am – Fire @ Paw Paw

Saturday

10:00am – 11:30am – Brunch at Hestia’s Hearth

10:00am – Bird Walk with Dr. Warbler (Brandon Gray)

Join us for a leisurely hike through forests and fields where we will watch, listen to, and learn a bit about the birds which call Wisteria home. A limited number of binoculars and bird guides are available, but please bring your own if you can.

12:00pm – 2:00pm – Bread making workshop @ Pavilion

Humans have been making bread for at least 14,500 years, with evidence of processing grains extending back 30,000 years. Bread is a staple in most human societies. Come make bread with us. We’ll break bread together Saturday evening before dinner.

2:30pm – 4:30pm – Butter making workshop @ Pavilion

Homemade butter is easy and delicious! We’ll bring the butter to the bread-breaking ceremony Saturday evening

5:30pm – Breaking Bread @ Heart Hearth

Everyone is invited to come break bread with us at the Heart Hearth and enjoy what we’ve all made together throughout the festival.

6:00pm – 7:30pm – Dinner at Hestia’s Hearth

8:00pm – Music @ Pavilion

9:30pm – Fairy Float and Fire Spinning @ Pond

Come down to the Pond and float among the candles, and enjoy fire spinning! We might have a shuttle service available to help people get to and from the pond

12:00am – Fire @ Paw Paw

Sunday

10:00am – 11:30am – Brunch at Hestia’s Hearth

Other Information

The only constant is change, so please check the Pavilion whiteboard for scheduling changes. We’ll have beer available in the Pavilion by the sound booth (adults 21+ only). It’s free, but we suggest a donation of $5 if you wish to contribute. Please bring your trash to the dumpster at Crossroads (the bottom of the hill), and place recycling in the blue bins at the Pavilion. Thanks, and have a wonderful Barleycorn!

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