2015

3 DAYS OF FREE FUN!

June 16-18, 2017
at the Soaring Eagle Retreat

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

PARKING:

mapFOSM 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 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 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.

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Join us as a Vendor!

Registration deadline is extended to June 10, 2017.

Hurry, spaces are filling and there will be no unregistered vendors admitted during the event!

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Are you joining us as a
Drummer or Volunteer and want to camp?

 

This is our tentative 2017 Schedule.

The thoughts and opinions of each of our speakers 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.

Click on the titles below to learn more about who joined us this year!

Speakers

These presentations will take place in the
large white tent.
There will be electric for a projector and sound.

Workshops and Hikes

Workshops are free unless they have a $ next to them!
Hikes are in blue and Italics.

These workshops will take place in the small White Tent, some will also take place in the woods, just follow the signs. There is electricity, but no projector and screen.

Friday, June 16
1:00 PM - Delsey Wilson - Friends of Serpent Mound (FOSM) Welcomes Everyone / 30 Year Anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence
2:00 PM - Yazz Garcia - 13 Moon, 28 Day Calendar and its connection with the Harmonic Convergence
3:00 PM - Steve Free - Music and Storytelling
4:00 PM - David Mathisen - "Reflecting the Heavens in Star Myths and Sacred Sites"
5:00 PM - Joseph Whitefeather Mato – Native Flute Music
6:00 PM - Ed Grondine - Adena - Builders of the Serpent
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval
9:00 PM - American Indian Style Drumming
10:00 PM - Open Drum - All Styles with Dancers to 12 AM

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 (2hrs)
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
10:00 AM - Jeffrey Wilson - "The Mysterious Excavations of Serpent Mound" - Part 1
12:00 PM - Ross Hamilton -
1:00 PM - Graham Hancock -
2:00 PM - Jarrod Burks - Heartland Earthworks Conservancy and Junction Group
3:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - "The Mysterious Excavations of Serpent Mound" - Part 2
4:00 PM - Arc's Lecture at Serpent Mound Shelter House (Jarrod Burks on his Serpent Mound Findings)
5:00 PM - Michael Bastine -
6:00 PM - Debbie "YellowFlicker" Brubaker - Native Flute Music
7:00 PM - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing and Hour of Silence at Serpent Mound Effigy
9:00 PM - International Drumming and Dancers to 12 AM

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 -
2:00 PM - "Patches" Everett Patch - Meditation Teaching @ Grandmother Tree
3:00 PM - FOSM Volunteer - Talking Stick craft ($ Donation)
4:00 PM - Closed
5:00 PM - Closed
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 - 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 -Paula Mounts - Experience at Standing Rock
12:00 PM - Steve Free - Music and Storytelling
1:00 PM - Chief Steve McCullough - Salt Creek Sundance
2:00 PM - Spirits of the Winds - Singers
3:00 PM - Jason Jarrell - "The Tall Ones and lesser known aspects of the Adena Culture"
4:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - "The Hopewell Heist"
5:00 PM - Vendors start closing down.
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval
9:00 PM - Festival Closed

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 @ Grandmother Tree
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM -
1:00 PM – Buckeye Trails Association – Hike the Serpent Mound section.
2:00 PM -
2:00 PM – Adam 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

 

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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@roadrunner.com

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