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 4/29/2021

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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 Schedule (as of 4/29/2021)

-- Friday afternoon: Decoration of the Land and Blessing of Sacred Sites
-- Friday evening: First Fire Ritual, followed by Hearth Fire Drum Circle
-- Saturday morning: First Labyrinth Walk and First Sweat Lodge of the Season
-- Saturday afternoon: Workshops, Maypole Games, Annual Tea Party, Maypole Dance and Ceremony: Commitments and Reaffirmations
-- Saturday evening: Beltaine Feast, and Balefire Ceremony
-- Followed by 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/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.

  • On Friday we Bless the Sacred Spaces of the Land and light the First Fire to kick off the weekend.  
  • Saturday is filled with workshops and activities for adults and children: preparing the Maypole and Wreath, the Annual Tea Party, Main Ritual, and Feast for all. Labyrinth Walks and Sweat Lodge Ceremonies provide opportunities for deep personal reflection. Everyone is needed to lend a hand to Raise the Maypole, Dance, Sing and Celebrate! At sunset we light our Balefire, and celebrate with 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!

    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.


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. 

Friday Dinner: Turkey & Avocado BLT,  Roasted Vegetable Sandwich,  Tomato Basil Soup
    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus w/ Veggies,  Tea & Lemonade,  Cookies & Brownies
Saturday Breakfast:  Quiche - Bacon & Cheddar or Mushroom, Spinach, & Mozzarella
    Roasted Potatoes,  Fruit  Orange Juice
Saturday Feast: Roasted Chicken Breasts or Cauliflower Steaks w/ Lemon & Herbs
    Garden Salad,  Baked Mac & Cheese,  Green Beans,  Tea & Lemonade,  Sorbet
Sunday Breakfast: French Toast,  Scrambled Eggs,  Roasted Potatoes,  Fruit,  Orange Juice

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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 Schedule (as of 4/29/21, subject to change)

Friday
    Noon onward:  Hospitality at the Coffee Dragons - Self-serve coffee/tea. Meet and greet each other!
     Noon onward:  Dressing the Land for Beltaine - Share the Magic of making our Sacred Sites ready for Spring. 
     3-5 pm:  Blessing of Our Sacred Sites

Join us in the Stone Circle to begin your personal pilgrimage to those places which are Sacred to you. We will collect tokens from our special sites, and reconvene at 4pm to bless and empower our Sacred Sites for the coming year. 
     6-7 pm: Meal Plan Dinner
    8pm:  Opening Circle and First Fire Ceremony
    Approx. 9pm:  Hearth Fire and Drum Circle

Saturday
    8-9am:  Morning Yoga
    9-10am:  Meal Plan Breakfast
    10-11am:  First Labyrinth Walk of the Season: May Day Dew Gathering
    10-11:30am:  Plant Magic and Medicine Workshop
    11-3pm:  Preparing the Maypole, Ribbons, and Wreaths
    12-2pm:  First Sweat Lodge of the Season
    12-3pm:  Maypole Games, and Celebrating the Flowers of Spring: floral crowns and boutonniere making
    1-2:30pm:  Workshops: Maypole Craft Making, Nature Walk: Spring Foraging
 
    2:30pm:  Annual Tea Party
    3:30pm:  Raising of the May Pole and Maypole Dance
    5pm:  Beltaine Ceremony: Commitments and Reaffirmations
    6pm:  Beltane Feast, free for everyone attending
    8pm:  Balefire Sunset Ceremony and Celebration

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

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