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

Summer Solstice Drumming and Jam Sessions

Even before the Summer Solstice Celebration moved to Soaring Eagle Retreat, the public attended open style drummings at the park and Soaring Eagle during the solstices. When FOSM moved to the location we were asked to incorperated the drumming into our Festival. After a few years, we started looking for Native American Drummers to play, so that the public could learn and understand the differences.

We have been blessed to find different groups that have educated the public to the different styles.

Native Drummers have taught about the large Powwow Drum - some are sacred (not to be touched or played by just anyone) and some are community drums (it can be played by all.)

Open Drum is for any style of percussion instrument - djembe, bongo, frame drum, hand drum, cummunity drum, tamberee, or rattles. Drumming connects one to the heartbeat of Mother Earth in all types of beats. The goal is to become one sound, one rythem, with our Mother Earth. There is an area for those who want to dance, hula hoop, or use other light up expressions of movement.
No nudity is allowed.

For 2019 there will be Open Drumming on Friday night, 9 pm - 11 pm.

Then on Saturday night there is an Open Mic/Jam Sessions, 9 pm - 11 pm. The first hour and a half we will offer open mic and then finish the night with an open jam for anyone who wants to join.


We have opened the primitive public camping, again. Fill out this form. However, if you did not follow the event rules in the past, you will not be permitted to camp. There are also, plenty of other full service campgrounds in the area. Please visit the following sites to find one...

Adams County TVB

Highland County TVB

Pike County TVB


Those attending the drummings 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.


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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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