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Ostara: Spring into Renewal

March 17, 2023 at 3:00 pm to March 19, 2023 at 3:00 pm

Welcome Spring!

And welcome to Oak Spirit Sanctuary’s first weekend festival of the year, and first in-person Ostara since 2019!

The end of winter is something to celebrate! This family friendly weekend festival features three dynamic rituals, spring crafting activities for all ages, children’s egg hunt, various workshops including a special training for fire spinning safety, community pot-luck, a “Green Man” hunt that will take you exploring the land at OSS, and traditional community bonfire time.

What to Bring to the Ostara Festival

Divination Tools: One of the workshops will be a “Divination Exchange.” Participants will pair up and exchange readings with the divination method of their choosing. This is a great way to practice if you are new to practicing a divination method.

Potluck Dish for 10 to 12 people for the Community Potluck on Saturday night. Please bring a list of ingredients for those with food sensitivites.

Snacks to contribute to the “Witches’ Brew” refreshment table: This is optional but appreciated. (Cheese and crackers, cookies, veggies and dips, fruit, etc.)

Event Pricing

Children 17 years and younger are free.

Online Registration has ended. You may register at the gate.

At the Gate:  $55.00 for whole weekend / $25.00 Saturday Day Pass

Gate Hours

Event opens at 3:00 pm on Friday March 17th and event ends at 3:00
pm Sunday March 19th.

When you arrive please check in at the registration area.

Gate will close at 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday nights. No entry from 10:00 pm unless other arrangements have been made by contacting info@oakspiritsanctuary.org. Gate opens at 8:00 am Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Camping at OSS

Outdoor Camping is included with registration.

If you wish to reserve sleeping space in the retreat center, it is an additional $10.00 per person per night. This is an old and rustic farmhouse. Space is limited and you must provide your own bedding/cot/camping mattress. There are no bathroom facilities available in the retreat center. A stove top (no oven) and refrigeration is available. Contact: info@oakspiritsanctuary.org for inquiries.

The Basics of Camping at OSS

The grounds of OSS are open and do not have designated camping sites as one might expect at a state park campground. You may camp anywhere that is not a ritual or community space.  Tent, pull-behind campers, and drivable camping vehicles are all allowed. 

Camping is primitive: there are no electric or water hook-ups, no flush toilets.  Porta-potties are available on site.

The shower house is closed at this time.

OSS does not offer trash disposal services. Please plan to remove your own trash and recycling.  Pets may attend but must be leashed and under control at all times.

If you have accessibility challenges and need more information about the grounds or amenities at OSS or how we can help you, please contact info@oakspiritsanctuary.org.

Ice will be available to purchase on site for $3.00 per bag.