Events at Wisteria

Wisteria Event Site and Campground hosts two major festivals this year, and hosts and facilitates several other events organized by outside groups. The campground is also open for work weekends and open camping many times throughout the year. Here is a partial list of events we present or host.

2020 Appalachian Summer Solstice – Postponed

June 15-21, 2020

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Solstice sun, photo by Casey Bradley

Community driven activities are blended with performance and ceremony and celebration of Appalachian traditions old and new. There are two stages for music and performance, a nightly fire for drumming and dancing, workshops, rites of passage, vending, and more! The festival is family friendly and a great way to connect with nature. Read more…

Buy Tickets for 2020 Appalachian Summer Solstice!


Wormhole – Postponed

June 22-July 6, 2020

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Clover, photo by Nellie Werger

Wormhole is the perfect time to come a few days early for Starwood and get your encampment situated. Pay per day or pay for the entire week to camp. Preregister, or pay at the door ($15/day per person, $8 for kids 3-12).

Register now!


23 X-Day 2020 – Postponed

Around June 29th 2020

The SubGenius X-Day festival returns again this year. See their website or Facebook page for more information. Exact dates TBA.

Starwood – 40 Years of Transformations – Postponed

July 7- 13, 2020

Joyous, rowdy, and life changing, Starwood is a seven day celebration of diversity, alternatives in lifestyle, spirituality, belief systems, and is distinguished by its warm and welcoming community spirit. More information and tickets available online!


July 30-August 3, 2020

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.   Online ticket sales coming soon!

Fall Equinox

September 18- September 20, 2020

Celebrate Harvest, Hearth,  and Home

Explore regional forest products in our 220-acre  nature preserve and join us in a feast celebrating sustainable local culture. More to come.

Between the World

September 21 – 26, 2020

A spiritual gathering for men who love men.

Autumn Fires

October 8 – 11, 2020

Autumn Fires honors harvest, Halloween, and Hallows. Hardy campers celebrate seasonal color with music, feasting, workshops,  and campfires. This seasonal event features a community wide pottery workshop and all night pottery pit-firing with drumming and dancing.  Autumn Fires is a kid’s paradise, with cooperative play, crafts, pumpkin carving, and other seasonal activities. Our ancestors will be honored with ceremony, remembrance and an Ancestor Shrine. Read more…


Open Camping Community / Work Weekends

Mar 20 – 22 – Spring Equinox 
Apr 10 – 12 – Easter
May 1 – 3 – Beltane
May 22 – 25 – Memorial Day / Awakening
Oct 30 – Nov 1 – Closing

Open Camping / Work Weekends happen throughout the year. Camping is $20/day ($10 for kids 3-12), or you can camp for free in exchange for 5 hours of work per day. Enjoy the quiet side of Wisteria, hike the trails, listen to the coyotes and owls jabbering at night, catch up with friends, or just relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. We may add additional open camping nights throughout the season, so be sure to check our calendar regularly! Read more…

Registration for open camping / work weekends is on-site only, there is no preregistration

Season Passes

Season Passes are available. A season pass includes:

  • Appalachian Summer Solstice (Monday June 15 through Sunday June 21), plus 1 day before
  • Barleycorn Mini-Fest (Friday July 30 through Sunday August 2), plus 1 day before
  • Fall Equinox Mini-Fest (Friday September 18 through September 20), plus 1 day before
  • Autumn Fires (early October; dates to be announced), plus 1 day before.
  • Three open camping days of your choice (during a work weekend, open camping event, or Wormhole)
  • They are transferable. If you cannot make an event you are free to allow someone else to use your Season Pass. You must inform us before the event that you are doing so.

If you intend to vend, you will still need to purchase merchant passes for Summer Solstice and/or Autumn Fires.

Buy your 2020 Season Passes here

Winter Solstice

We traditionally host a small community gathering during the night of Winter Solstice. If you’re an experienced cold weather camper and the weather is cooperating, feel free to come join us. Bring your cold weather gear (expect rain, snow, and cold), instruments, food to share for the pot-luck, and a decent vehicle. Bring water because there are NO SERVICES other than portable toilets! For more information follow us on Facebook.