A fresh Spring's offerings of flowers.

Colored ribbons dreaming of flight.

Hands put to the task.

A union of opposites, the May Pole rises.

Dance, dance... Where ever you may be!

Spring's Bubbles and Butterflies!

Spring is with us!

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Our Return to the Land!

A Four Quarters Members and Guests Weekend

Friday April 30th - Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Updated 3/8/2021

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    Balefire burns in our bellies and the Maypole rises to reach new heights while Drummers and Dancers unite as one.

    It is time to return to the Land, to dance, to sing, and bless the Land and its Tribe with love of life and fertility.
    The Land awakens with the tribe returning to the Land: setting up and cleaning, making ready for a new season.

2021 Draft Schedule (as of 3/8/2021)

-- Friday afternoon: Blessing of Sacred Sites
-- Friday evening: First Fire Drum Circle Ritual
-- Saturday morning: First Labyrinth Walk and First Sweat Lodge of the Season
-- Saturday afternoon: Workshops, Readying the Maypole, Maypole Games, Annual Tea Party---and Raising of the May Pole!
-- Saturday evening: Beltaine Feast, and Main Ceremony: Commitments and Reaffirmations
-- Followed by Wittie Ditties and Bawdy Bardic, Open Fire Circle, and self-guided Late Night Labyrinth Walk and Meditation as Blessing of the Fields
-- Sunday morning: Raising of the Seed Stone by the Children's Stone Crew, and Closing Ritual 

View the embedded image gallery online at:
https://4qf.org/attending/events/beltaine#sigProIdd5f38c85b3
 
   "Now the green blade riseth, from the buried grain;
    Wheat that in dark earth, many days has lain..."


 
Join us for our annual homecoming as we celebrate the Sweetness of Spring! It’s Beltaine at Four Quarters! As the Land awakens, we awaken to returning for a weekend of renewal !

   The season of hibernation is at its end, nature sprouting inspiration for joyful fecundity! It is time for playful activity and growth to begin, time to bless the Land and its Tribe with love of life and fertility… to greet the tribe you haven’t seen all winter long, and welcome new friends first on the Land… to share in communion of this sweet, sweet time and in this space.

  •     Friday is cleansing the sacred spaces of the Land as well as campsites. Opening Ceremony with the lighting of the Balefire to kick off the weekend.
  •     Saturday is filled with workshops and activities for adults and children: preparation of the Maypole, Ribbons and Wreath, Tea party, Main Ritual, and Feast for all from our Starvin’ Artist Café. The whole of the tribe is needed to lend a hand to raise the Maypole, dance, sing and celebrate! After ceremony, drumming, dancing, songs, stories, and poems at the Fire Circle.
  •     Sunday, the whole of the tribe is needed again to witness as the Chidren's Tribe  raise the Seed Stone, giving their own blessing to the Circle and the Season. We will pass along the Stones Rising tradition to the Children’s Tribe, who will work the rollers and ropes to bring the Seed Stone home in our Stone Circle. Followed by closing ceremony where we give thanks and remember the times we have had together during the weekend, and shout Merry Meet Again!

  Want to present a workshop, or get involved?   Many hands make for light work.
  We need help with building the Wreath and the MayPole and the Tea Party too.
      Call the office or email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

   We want to the see the beauty of flowers everywhere we turn;  please pick up a grocery store bouquet or two on your way, and drop them off at the buckets by the Coffee Dragons.

Meal Plan
Saturday's Beltaine Feast is free for all attending.
Beltaine Meal Plan by the Starvin' Artist Cafe!
3 meals and the feast, Friday Dinner-Sunday Brunch,  Omnivore and Herbivore options available.
Pre-Registration required, $45/person.

Our online orders are placed through Vanco, our longtime provider of church focused credit card processing. By Electronic Check, Debit or Credit Card, Completely secure and smart phone enabled.
Got Questions? Need help? Prefer Humans?
Call the office to process your order    814-784-3080.

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Online Memberships and Event Registrations

Promoting Members RSVP's, Accomodations, Auto, Fire and Tent permits by calling the office.
Registration Information: Pre-Registration Deadline is April 25th.

Friday Arrival: Member's Pre Registration: $60; 
Guest Pre-Registration: $80; Gate Registration: $90
Saturday Arrival: Guest Pre-Registration: $70; Gate Registration: $80
Children Under 16 are Loved, Cherished, and Free!

As Always you are welcome to arrive before Friday and stay after Sunday.
     Early-In, Late-Out Camping $10/night for Members, $15/night for guests!

Register On-Line Here
Your questions are welcome!

McConnel Bel08 P1020614 600 Lodging at Four Quarters - will be available depending on Pandemic Status, call the office to inquire. Rooms have double beds, blankets and pillows; Bunks have fitted sheets. During events rooms and bunks are bundled with meal plans and are booked for the duration of the event. you must call the office for reservations.


Beltaine Draft Schedule

Friday
     3pm: 
Thanks and Blessing of Our Sacred Sites

Join us in the Stone Circle to begin your personal pilgrimage to those places which are Sacred to you:
Is it the Labyrinth? Bardic Circle? Sweat Lodge? How about the Coffee Dragons? Ritual Shed? Farmhouse?
We will collect tokens from our special sites, and reconvene at 5pm to bless and empower your Sacred Sites for the coming year. 

All paths are welcome, and all things are sacred to someone...
   6pm: Meal Plan Dinner
    8pm: Ritual
    Approx. 9pm:  First Fire Drum Circle Ceremony
    Approx. 9:30pm:  Wittie Ditties and Bawdy Bardic 

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Saturday
    9am: Meal Plan Breakfast
    10am: First Labyrinth Walk of the Season
    11am: First Sweat Lodge of the Season
    12pm: Preparing the May Pole: Ribbons and Wreaths and May Pole Games
    1:30pm Workshops and Mead Tasting
    3pm: Annual Tea Party

    4pm:  Raising of the May Pole
    6pm:  Beltane Feast, for everyone attending
    8pm: Main Ceremony Blessing of the Land

Followed by:
    Approx. 9pm: Fire Circle
    Approx. 9pm: Wittie Ditties and Bawdy Bardic
    10pm:  Late Night Labyrinth Walk and Meditation as Blessing of the Fields (self-guided)

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Sunday
    10am: Meal Plan Brunch
    11am: Seed Stone Kid's Pull
    12pm: Closing Ritual