2015Serpent Mound's History, Mystery, And Intrigue!


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 MUST 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.

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 and Religions
  • 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.


Workshops are given by our vendors, volunteers, and speakers. The topics are juried and most are FREE! We allow instructors teaching a craft to charge for supplies when patrons get to physically take something home. For years now, we have offered free 45 minute metaphysical classes, a perfect opportunity to learn about something you may have had questions about, but was afraid to ask. Everyone is friendly and open to questions.

Want to be a vendor or offer an educational booth? Go here to learn more.


Visit our Speakers Schedule

Here is the 2017 Workshop and Hike Schedule - 2018 is in the works!

The thoughts and opinions of each presenter, are their own and FOSM does not support or promote only one view, but offers an opportunity and platform for people to share their thoughts, experiences, and theories and let the public discern what feels right to them.

Workshops are free unless they have a $ next to them!
Donations received at the workshops will go toward those craft supplies.

These workshops will take place in the White Workshop Tent,
some will also take place in the woods at the Grandmother Tree, just follow the signs.

There is electricity, but no projector and screen.
Hikes are in italic.
Tentative Schedule.

Friday, June 16
2:00 PM -
3:00 PM - To be announced - Native Plants Hike
3:00 PM - FOSM Volunteer - Stick Weaving ($ Donation)
4:00 PM - The Great Serpent Mound Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers - Dowsing 101
5:00 PM - Tammy Peach - Lard Soap Making
6:00 PM - Pamela Bennett - Storytelling @ Grandmother Tree
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour
10:00 PM - Fletcher Wilson - The Solar System, The Stars, The Zodiac and Beyond (30 minute presentation, then walk to a location for star gazing.)

Saturday, June 17
11:00 AM - Tom Johnson - Pipestone Carving $ Varies according to stone (2hrs) (Please bring your own carving knives, stone can be bought there.)
12:00 PM - To be announced - Native Plants Hike
1:00 PM - Vicki "Lone Wolf" Thompson - Feather Painting
2:00 PM - Joseph Rielinger - Native American involvement of the war during the 18 Century
2:00 PM - "Patches" Everett Patch - Nature Meditation @ Grandmother Tree
3:00 PM - FOSM Volunteer - Talking Stick craft ($ Donation)
4:00 PM -
5:00 PM -
5:00 PM - Hailey Hinson - Healing with Serpent Mound @ Grandmother Tree
6:00 PM - The Great Serpent Mound Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers - Dowsing 101
6:00 PM - Pamela Bennett - Storytelling @ Grandmother Tree
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour
8:00 PM - Trade Blanket
10:00 PM - Fletcher Wilson -
The Solar System, The Stars, The Zodiac and Beyond (30 minute presentation, then walk to a location for star gazing.)

Sunday, June 18
11:00 AM -
11:00 AM - Alan Skelly – Rock Hunting Hike (meet at the entrance of Serpent Mound)
12:00 PM - Linda Roberts - Shamanism Workshop @ Grandmother Tree
1:00 PM -
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM -
1:00 PM – Buckeye Trails Association – Hike the Serpent Mound section.
2:00 PM -
2:00 PM – Adams Batson – Native Plants Hike.
3:00 PM - FOSM Volunteer - Bubble Art ($ Donation)
4:00 PM -
5:00 PM - Vendor booth close.
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour

One can view artifact collections from area collectors like Alan Journey and John Barnhart. We hope to have Donnie Tincher doing flint napping demonstrations.

Some of this year's Workshops

Each day FOSM will have a craft for all ages:

Friday, June 16
Stick Weaving

Saturday, June 16
Talking Stick

Sunday, June 16
Bubble Art

Friday, June 16 - 4:00 PM & Saturday, June 17 - 6PM
Dowsing 101
Member of The Great Serpent Mound Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers will show one how to use an L-rod and a pendulum first hand. (If you can't make it to their workshop ask them your questions at their booth.)

Friday, June 16 - 5:00 PM
Pixie Dragon Soaps - Herbal Soap Making
Tammy Peach, a descendent of Daniel and Jennie Wallace, one of the first caretakers of the Great Serpent Mound Park
Tammy Peach will share her love of Serpent Mound and soap making! She will be teaching on making old fashioned lard soap.

Saturday, June 17 - 11:00 AM
Ohio Pipe Stone Carving
(2 hour)
Presented by Thomas Johnson
Tom is a rock man from Michigan and has been collecting rocks since he was 4 years old. Collected a lot around Sylvania, Ohio in an old 350 million year old seabed 90 feet underground through the 60's and 70's until the government stopped that activity with MSHA and OSHA 1979, He then moved to southern Ohio and began collecting an even older seabed of 438 million. Many trips around the planet to collect and study fossils dating back to 2.7 billion years, recognized for his achievements in 1984 by the Smithsonian and National Geographic, he has written three books and lectured on the subject of trilobites and Meteor Craters for many years. $ Please bring carving tools, Tom will have some for sell, along with the stone. Prices vary.

FletcherFriday and Saturday, June 16 & 17 - 10:00 PM
From the Earth to the Stars and Beyond
Presented by Fletcher Wilson
Fletcher has worked with power companies and in the electrical field most of his life. He has a full understanding of the theory of electromagnetism. He is a co-author with E. P. Grondine. He is a firm believer of doing field research. Looking at a picture or reading something in a book may give one good insight, but it is not the same as going there and experiencing it first hand. He will also lead a night sky lecture on Saturday night at 10pm,
(Photo compliments of Elaine 'Stormy' Gribbins)

Saturday, June 17 - 2:00 PM
Native American involvement of the war during the 18 Century
Joseph Rielinger is a Revolutionary War living historian with an American History Degree and knowledge of Native American participation in the war in the Ohio Area. He has given presentations in his local school districts for 6 years. He will exhibit 18th century clothing and equipment and relate his knowledge to the public. One can buy honey, soap and herbal candles at his booth and learn about the traditional uses of herbs and crystals; as well as honey and beeswax production.

Saturday, June 17 - 2:00 PM
Meditation Workshop
Everett Patch "Patches"





Saturday, June 17 - 5:00 PM
Healing with Serpent Mound
Hailey Hinson
Exploring the majestic healing powers of The Great Serpent Mound as an explorative guided meditation, in the graces of its woods. Join Mystic and Teacher Hailey Hinson; as we connect to the higher frequency energies of Serpent Mound. Reconnecting to the energies, remembering how you can ask their use for helping Mother Earth and yourself.


Sunday, June 18 - 12:00 PM
Shamanism Workshop
Linda Roberts
We are one. We are one with all other living things on this Earth. Explore this connection with nature and the nature beings that are loving and supporting the Serpent Mound area, as we walk the trails. This guided meditation/exploration is led by Shaman Linda Roberts. Receive messages from fae, tree beings, pixies, and more. Bring an open heart and comfortable shoes...maybe a small camp chair or blanket to sit on the ground.

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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
E-mail: beautiful-lights@serpentmound.org

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