June 21-23, 2019
at the Soaring Eagle Retreat

Next door to The Great Serpent Mound Park
Soaring Eagle Retreat, 375 Horner Chapel, Peebles, Ohio 45660


mapVendors, speakers, and volunteers MUST enter Soaring Eagle Retreat from Horner Chapel Rd.

Festival Rules: (For everyone.)

  • This is a family friendly event - there is to be NO alcohol, drugs, guns, or nudity!
  • Children are welcome and must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
  • There is no smoking in the Main Tents, in the port-o-lets or within the group hikes. There are proper places to put one’s cigarette butts, so please do not throw them on the ground.
  • There is to be NO Indian Policing or Politics permitted – All Races, All Religions, All Our Relations
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times, next to owner, and must be cleaned up after.
  • The back gate to the Serpent Mound Park will close at dark, no one may re-enter until daylight.



We have brought back public camping, which is primitive. We do have portalets and a place to get non-drinking water, but if you prefer a more full service campground, find the closest ones through the...

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The Summer Solstice Celebration is to promote the multitude of aspects associated with Serpent Mound, from who made it to how is it used today! This is a Public Festival! We are looking for individuals that would be interested in helping us educate the public in areas of…

~ Historical and Ancient Knowledge, Traditional Skills and Crafts, Dowsing, Ley Lines, Archaeoastronomy, Archaeology, Standing Stones, Crop Circles, Mound Builders, Artifacts, Stories and Legends, springs, and waterways…

~ Along with the appreciation of nature - bird watching, herbs, wild flowers, native plant foraging, Earth Friendly ways, hiking and more…

~ Along with ways to enjoy Summer!

If you have, a special talent in a field mentioned above that would help us improve the festival, one can fulfill your volunteering requirement with a 30-45 minute demonstration or hike. Please, explain what you would like to offer on the registration form and we will inform you if it will qualify, thanks!

For the public just wanting to camp, space is limited... (UPDATED)

Please fill out this form, and email it to us. The address is on the form. Once approved we will notify you, and then you can mail in payment or pay with the link below, via PayPal.
Use the "Quanity" at check out to state how many nights you will be camping.

Camping Options


First off, we would like to thank the Great Serpent Mound Dowsers, a Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers, for volunteering every year since it was moved to Soaring Eagle Retreat! They have helped us in every aspect of the behind the scences running of this festival. Many that wear the Volunteer shirt, either are a member of FOSM or the Dowsers group, and we thank you for your support!

Those that would like to volunteers need to register. One can download a Word Version. Please print and mail it in or save it and fill it out and then email your new saved file to us.

Be aware there may be drumming or music every night that last until 11 pm. Friday night is Open Drum and Saturday night is music.

This is primitive camping at the edge of a field, with no electric or water at your site. A Community Tent will offer electricty for a coffee pot, hot plate, and phone charging area. There will also be tables and a non-drinking water tank. Tents are preferred, but a few RVs are possible (again, no electric). Volunteers pitching a tent, pay nothing per night, however RV’s and campers cost $20 a night per day.(use the link below) In addition, each person needs to sign up for their volunteering duties for the weekend.

We have several areas one can help with – greeter, gofer, parking guide, help with set-up (Thur. & Fri.) or take down (Sun. & Mon.), daily trash duty, nightly security duty, EMT volunteering, or other areas.


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Contact Us

If you need any assistance during your event, if you would like a free tour guide, or you have questions or requests, please contact us at...

Address: Peebles, Ohio
Telephone: + 937 - 587 - 3953
Telephone 2: + 937 -205 - 0094

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