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.

2019 Appalachian Summer Solstice

June 17-23, 2019; community/work weekend June 14-16

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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 2019 Appalachian Summer Solstice!

 

Wormhole

June 24-July 8, 2019

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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).

 

Online ticket sales coming soon!

 

22 X-Day 2019

Around July 5th 2019

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

Starwood

July 9- 15, 2019

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!

Barleycorn

August 2-August 4, 2019

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 20- September 22, 2019

We will be celebrating Fall Equinox / Mabon again in the 2019 season. Details and online ticket sales coming soon!

Autumn Fires

October TBA

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Bubbles in the Fall photo by Nellie Werger

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…

Online ticket sales coming soon!

August Open Camping

We’ll again have the campground open for August. You’re welcome to come by and camp any time, just check in with us first. See page for details.

Open Camping Community / Work Weekends

Mar 22 – 24 – Spring Equinox 
Apr 19 – 21 – Easter
May 3 – 5 – Beltane
May 23 – 27 – Memorial Day / Awakening
Jun 14 – 17 – June / Pre-Solstice
Oct 25 – 27 – Closing

Open Camping / Work Weekends happen throughout the year. Camping is $15/day ($8 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

Appalachian Summer Solstice, Autumn Fires, Barleycorn, and three nights open camping.

Season Passes are available. A season pass includes:

  • Appalachian Summer Solstice (Monday June 17 through Sunday June 23), plus 1 day before
  • Autumn Fires (early October; dates to be announced), plus 1 day before.
  • Barleycorn Mini-Fest (Friday August 2 through Sunday August 4), plus 1 day before
  • Three open camping days of your choice (during a work weekend, open camping event, or Wormhole

Purchase before January 2019, and you’ll get two additional open camping days of your choice (during work weekend, open camping event, or Wormhole), AND a $25 discount!

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

Buy 2019 Season Pass Tickets

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.

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