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Harvest Homecoming: Enter the Spiral, Open the Circle

September 2 at 3:00 pm to September 5 at 5:00 pm

Harvest Homecoming is the “family reunion” for Oak Spirit Sanctuary. This family-friendly, all ages event invites everyone to come home, partake in three beautiful rituals, share meals together, engage in traditional OSS harvest activities like the Triple Goddess Grape Stomp, sing, drum, and dance in celebration and gratefulness for our community.

Also at this weekend event is the annual church meeting; a time to report on the year’s progresses and challenges as we work to continue the mission of Oak Spirit Sanctuary.

Featured at this Four Day Event:

Friday:

  • Meet and Greet Social Time
  • Opening Ritual
  • Community Talent Show

Saturday:

  • Special workshop presentations
  • Triple Goddess Grape Stomp
  • Chili Cookoff
  • Community Potluck
  • Special Guest Performers

Sunday:

  • Additional Workshops
  • Annual Community Church Meeting–Open to the Public. Attendance at this meeting only does not require registration or payment

Monday:

  • No formal programming for today: this is an extra day for community camping, “make your own fun” day.

Pricing

Registration fee for Adults 18 years and older. Children under 17 years old are free. Work Vouchers may be used for credit for up to half of the registration fee.

From now until August 21st: $55.00 per person
August 22 to August 31st: $65.00 per person

From now until August 31st: Saturday Day Pass: $30.00

Online registration closes August 31st.

At the Gate Price: $70.00 per person

At the Gate Saturday Day Pass: $35.00

Call out for Community Participation!

Call for Workshop Submissions

We are looking for a few more potential workshops. Do you have a topic or special skill that you could present as a workshop for about 60 minutes? If so, email info@oakspiritsanctuary.org with the following by August 15th. Submissions will be reviewed and approved by the planning committee.

  • Your name
  • Workshop Title
  • Summary of Workshop idea
  • Intended audience (children, teens, adults, all ages)
  • What are your credentials or experience in this area?
  • Any special requirements for presenting the workshop?

Calling for Chili Chefs!

Bring your best chili recipe for a taste-test judging contest and see if yours is the winner! Community Potluck will immediately follow the chili judging so your chili will become your contribution to the shared meal.

Calling for Talent!

A Talent show is being planned for Friday night and we want to see YOU on stage!  Do you sing, play an instrument, dance, or have a short, family friendly, comedic act? Is there a poem you’d love to share? Do you have a unique surprising skill that you could perform?  Let us know! We’d like to get advance notice for planning purposes. You can send an email indicating you’d like to be in the talent show and what your act will be. ( info@oakspiritsanctuary.org) OR fill out the section regarding Talent Show participation on the registration form. We want to put the spotlight on you!

Calling for Art Raffle/Auction Donations

Art and Craft pieces are always welcome donations that help fundraise at the two biggest events for OSS: Harvest Homecoming and Beltane. Your free-will donated item is greatly appreciated and will be used for this or future events.

Items to bring for this event

Specific for this event’s programming, rituals, and activities:

  • Snacks, Appetizers, Wine, Non-alcoholic drinks if you wish to contribute something to the opening Social Hour
  • A potluck dish for about 10 to 12 people with ingredients labelled. Please keep your food item appropriately cooled for food safety considerations until cooking or presenting. If you need help with keeping your item cold until needed, let an event organizer know.
  • Chili for the Chili Cookoff if you wish to enter. This dish will then immediately become part of the community potluck
  • Grapes for the Triple Goddess Grape Stomp
  • Natural materials such as fruits or vegetables, flowers, wheat sheaves, dried or fresh herbs, etc. for the creation of a mandela or Despacho for the closing ritual. These will be laid out on a flat surface in a beautiful, symmetrical pattern. To give you an idea of what this is, please visit “Gratitude Despacho Ceremony” video.
  • Since the weather may be hot: fun water play items to keep cool. Toys like super soakers, small kiddie pools (inflatable or solid plastic), but no plastic water balloons please. Bring swim suit, if desired

Registration

Please click the registration link below. It is a two part process, with the payment section after the first registration page. Each adult will need to fill out the form as this includes the acceptance of the waiver. You may pay for more than one person’s registration with your payment and will need to calculate the total fee per persons and enter that into the Paypal submission.

**Google Registration Form**

Vendor Registration Form

There is no additional fee to vend with a paid registration, but OSS asks for a donation for an item for the Art Raffle/Sale/Auction

Please submit this form if you wish to vend.

**Vendor Registration Form**

Camping at OSS

Camping at OSS is rustic and primitive. There are no flush toilets, (porta potties are available,) no electric hook ups or RV waste disposal.

There is an outdoor shower house with hot water, on a patio open to the woods. One private shower stall is available indoors. Showers are generally open to “mixed company.”

Pets are allowed but must always be on leashes and owners must clean up pet waste.

OSS does not offer trash or recycling service. If you pack it in, please pack it out.

Fires can only be made in established fire circles. Please do not start new fire circles All fires are sacred and no trash is ever thrown into the fire. Please dispose of your cigarette butts in your own camp trash, not into the fires.

COVID-19 Considerations

COVID transmission outdoors is understood as extremely minimal risk. However, any public gathering will always contain some risk. Please use your own discretion about mask wearing and personal space.

OSS is not requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results, however, if you feel ill in any way or have had a recent COVID exposure that puts you and others at risk, please do not attend. If you have paid registration in advance and need to cancel due to COVID concerns, a refund will be granted to you. Contact info@oakspiritsanctuary.org to communicate about this issues.

Questions?

We have answers! Contact info@oakspiritsanctuary.org

Oak Spirit Sanctuary

26213 Cumberland Church Rd
Boonville, MO 65203 United States
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