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 May 3rd - Sunday, May 5th, 2024
At Four Quarters, Artemas, PA

MayPoleDanceBalefire 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 People with our love of Life and Fertility.



         Beltaine Highlights!

 

All four meals are included in your registration! Community, one bite at a time!

The following information is from 2023. Stay tuned for updated information for 2024 soon!

-- Friday evening: Self-Guided Pilgrimage Walk: Seeking the Sacred Sites and First Fire Ritual followed by Open Fire Circle
-- Saturday morning: Flower Wreaths of Spring, What's Up at 4QF, and First Sweat Lodge of the Season
-- Saturday afternoon: Preparing the Maypole/Wreath/Ribbons, Maypole Games, Annual Tea Party, and the Maypole Dance!
-- Saturday evening: Beltaine Feast, and Beltaine Ceremony followed by Open Fire Circle
-- Sunday morning: Seed Stone Pull and Raising by the Children's Stone Crew, and Closing Ritual 

View the embedded image gallery online at:
https://4qf.org/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 return for a weekend of renewal!
  The season of hibernation is at its end, and nature's sprouts and buds inspire joyful fecundity! It is time for playful activity and growth to begin, time to bless the Land and its People with love of life and fertility… to greet friends you haven’t seen all winter long, and welcome new friends first on the Land… to share in communion of this sweet and beautiful space.

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. 

E Preston at FQF Spring

Online Memberships and Event Registrations

Registration Information: Pre-Registration Deadline is April 13th.
Friday Arrival: Member's Pre Registration: $75; 
Guest Pre-Registration: $95; Gate Registration: $110

Saturday Arrival: Guest Pre-Registration: $80; Gate Registration: $90
Children Under 16 are Loved, Cherished, and Free!

All Meals are included in your registration!
Friday Dinner - Saturday Brunch - The Beltaine Feast - Sunday Brunch
Because Sharing Food Shares Community!
Your donations are appreciated - $10 a meal about covers costs.
     Vegetarian options are available - Please call our office.

Online payments received via Vanco, our longtime provider of church focused credit card processing. 
By Electronic Check, Debit or Credit Card: Completely secure and smart phone enabled.

Register On-Line Here

Got Questions? Need help? Prefer Humans? Your Questions are Welcome!Call the office: 814-784-3080.
Promoting Members RSVP's, Accommodations, Auto, Fire and Tent permits: calling the office.

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!

Lodging at Four Quarters - Call the office to inquire.
Rooms have double beds, blankets and pillows; Bunks have fitted sheets. During events rooms and bunks are booked for the duration of the event. You must call the office for reservations: 814-784-3080.

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2023 Beltaine Schedule - Stay tuned for 2024's schedule!

Friday, May 5, 2023

Noon onward through event...
- Hospitality at the Coffee Dragons: Self-serve refreshments at our hospitality suite. Meet and greet each other!
- Celebrate World Labyrinth Day by taking a Self-Guided Labyrinth Walk
Self-Guided Pilgrimage Walk: Seeking the Sacred Sites

6 – 7 PM Community Dinner - Free to all attendees!

8 PM Welcome and First Fire Ceremony
- Cleaning our Houses: Casting off of that which we no longer need
- Setting our intentions: Focusing on what we need to help ourselves, and others
- Honoring Those who Serve Our Community...Followed by Drum, Dance, Fire and Song!

Saturday, May 6, 2023
9 – 10 AM Community Breakfast - Free to all attendees!

10 – 11 AM Celebrating the Flowers of Spring
- Make beautiful floral wreaths and boutonnieres to wear or display to celebrate spring!

11 AM – 12 PM What's Up at Four Quarters
- Learn about recent updates and future plans at the Farm

11 AM – 1 PM First Sweat Lodge of the Season
- An opportunity for deep personal reflection

12 - 3pm Maypole Games!
- Enjoy a game of Bocce, Frisbees, Ring Toss, Cornhole, Bouncy ball, Bubble wands and whatever merriment might occur!

12 – 2 PM Preparing the Maypole Wreath and Ribbons
- Help make the wreath and cut the ribbons for the biggest Maypole around!

12 – 2 PM Preparing the Maypole
- Work with Mike to ensure the Pole is ready for the Dance

2 - 3:30 PM Annual Tea Party
- A Spring Celebration of flowers, fun and merriment!

3:30 – 5:00 PM May Pole Dance
- Dance to ensure the return of growth and fertility to the land and people!

6 – 7 PM Beltaine Feast – for all attendees

8:30 PM Beltaine Ceremony: Kindling the Fire Within
- Beltane is also a Celtic Fire Festival that celebrates the return of life from the winter's deep sleep. Join us as we rekindle the spark, and celebrate the joining of the God and Goddess in their life-giving embrace...

Followed by Open Fire Circle...

Sunday, May 7, 2023
10 – 11am Community Breakfast - Free to all attendees!

11am – 12pm Blessing the Future: Seed Stone Pull
- Everyone is needed to witness as the Kid’s Tribe raise the Seed Stone. Blessing of Stone and Kids afterwards.

12pm Closing Circle: Giving our Blessings to the World
- A time to remember our blessings and hopes for the coming season, and carrying the magic back to the larger world.

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Updated 4/5/2023