3 DAYS OF FREE FUN!
June 16-18, 2017
the Soaring Eagle Retreat
Next door to The Great Serpent Mound Park
Soaring Eagle Retreat,
375 Horner Chapel, Peebles, Ohio 45660
FOSM encourages the public to park at and visit Serpent Mound before joining the festival.
Vendors, speakers, and volunteers that are camping enter Soaring Eagle Retreat from Horner Chapel Rd.
This is a festival NOT a Powwow, a New Age, Pagan, or Religious event. It is a place to share new and ancient knowledge, stories, and crafts!
There are many theories, stories, knowledge, and unknowns with Serpent Mound. The Friends of Serpent Mound started this festival as a way for the public to share and learn about the many facets of Serpent Mound. Our speakers vary from locals, historians, Native Americans form different Tribes, Scientists, Spiritualist, and more. We are neither inclusive, nor exclusive. This started as just a one day event in 2009, and we are ecstatic that it has grown into a 3-day festival! In 2014, we had torrential rains on Friday, but Saturday was beautiful and there was close to 1000 people that among the booths! In 2015, even with Tropical Storm Bill raining on us off and on all weekend, most of our vendors and participants enjoyed themselves and stated how they liked the new location - it gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy the natural ambiance of Serpent Mound and the hustle and bustle of the festival, separately!
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 parent or guardian at all times.
- There is no smoking in the Main Tents 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 are permitted, but 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.
Returning Vendors to 2017
Dancing Bird Flutes
Authors Fletcher Wilson and Ed Grondine
House of Phacops
Author Sherry Graham
Deberah "YellowFlicker" Brubaker Flutes
Author Douglas Ross Hamilton
Pixie Dragon Soaps
Medium Monnie Cummings
Naturaly by Nature
New World Bonsai
Sacred Lotus Heart
VENDORS SPACE FOR 2017
We had about 300 visitors at our 2011 one day event, that enjoyed 7 speakers and 11 vendors. Our goal was to double the number of vendors for 2012 and we ended up having 32 register! Vendor space was limited to 45 in 2013 and every space was reserved and most of the vendors returned in 2014, where our attendance varied from 200-800 people a day! In 2015, the festival was moved to private property adjacent to Serpent Mound, called Soaring Eagle Retreat. There were over 50 booths and even with 3 days of off and on rain everyone seemed to have a good time and vendors prefered being able to camp right next to their vending spot! 2016 we had a good year, and It will keep growing!
Vendor Fee is $50 for a 12x12 space, plus one can primitive camp right behind your spot! We do ask each vendor to donate one hour of their weekend to help us, they can either sign up at the FOSM Booth and help with a caper or do an approved 45-minute demonstration, workshop, hike or concert during the weekend.
We need volunteer to help with set-up, daily trash duty, take down, clean up after the festival, security, and other areas. You may offer an approved fee based workshop, where the public goes home with a selfcrafted item! We actually had the public request them! We can either offer a pre-registration site for you or share a link to your own registration site. Or money can be collected at the class.
We offer 60 spaces total, so register early to get last year's spot!
Space is limited and sells items are juried!
There will be no unregistered vendors admitted during the event!
The deadline is June 1, 2017.
We are looking for individuals or groups that specialize in...
Historic Hunting – knapping, bow making, Atlatl, and more…
Historic Farming – 3 Sisters, food preparation, herbal uses, tools, and more…
Historic Native Living – pottery, baskets, weaving, jewelry, crafts, ceremonies, housing, and more…
American Native History – ceremonies, mounds, story telling, petroglyphs, legends and lore, re enactors, and more…
Serpent Mysteries – dowsing, ley lines, archaeo-astronomy, archaeology, standing stones, crop circles, mound builders culture, spiritual living, Crop Circles, Artifacts, Stories, Harmonic Convergence, springs, and more…
If you fit one of these areas, or if you're not quite sure, please fill out a
Vendor's Form Word Doc
(There are 4 pages to this document. If you are printing then send us the lest 3 pages and keep the first for reference.)
and email it to us,
and once the committee reviews it, we will notify you on if you fit or not,
THEN you can pay the fee here or mail it in. Thanks!
Are you a returning vendor?
You still need to contact us before registering or paying through PayPal!
Once you contact us please fill out a 2017 form.
Please, join us!