June 21-24, 2018
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 enter Soaring Eagle Retreat from Horner Chapel Rd.

This is a festival 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 have varied from locals, historians, Native Americans, 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 4-day festival this year!
By having this festival in the neighboring field to Serpent Mound, it gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy the natural ambiance of Serpent Mound sperately from the hustle and bustle of the festival.

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!

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 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.


Returning Vendors to 2017

FOSM Booth
Dancing Bird Flutes
The Great Serpent Mound Chapter of ASD
New World Bonsai
Little Blue Dragonfly
Deborah "YellowFlicker" Brubaker Flutes
Naturaly by Nature
Authors Fletcher Wilson and Ed Grondine
The Haunted Byrd
Name Rings
Appalachian Healing Arts Collective WV
J&J Gems
Barr's Gems
Jille’s Jewels
Serpent Mound Books and Press
Buckeye Trails



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 ask that booths be in place by 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 21, 2018 and no later than 10 am on Friday. Please, let us know in advance if you need to set up Wednessday evening.

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!

Registration deadline Extended to June 14, 2018!

Hurry, spaces will fill up fast and there will be no unregistered vendors admitted during the event!


If you fit one of these areas, or if you're not quite sure, please fill out a

Vendor's Form Word Doc or pdf
(There are 4 pages to this document. If you are printing them, send us the last 3 pages and keep the first for reference.)
and email or here 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 (or here) before registering or paying through PayPal!
Once you contact us please fill out a 2018 form.

Vendor Options:
Camping Types

Please, join us!


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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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