Beltane 2017 – Open The Doors celebrates the sabbat of Beltane – when we dance, laugh, love and take joy in the Beltane energies of this time of year. At this time of fertility, growth and union of the Goddess and God we dance the maypole, weaving the energies of the masculine and feminine together.
The event is centered around a set of games with a mythic inspiration, leading into a Beltane ritual, with plenty of opportunities for socialising and workshops throughout the day and evening.
Saturday 14th October 2017, from 10.00am till 11.00pm.
Beltane is held at a venue that is situated on 30 hectares of beautiful bushland in the Northern suburbs of Sydney.
The event will be held at Baden Powell Scount Centre, Pomona St, Pennant Hills NSW 2120.
The Markets, Games and rituals are all **Free**
The below table provides details on different ticket options for the event including Lunch, Dinner and Overnight accommodations if required.
Payment for the event can be made via bank transfer, PayPal or Credit Card via PayPal (no PayPal account required).
|Tell us you are coming even if you can’t pre-book lunch or wish to bring your own|
|Sausage Sizzle (Vegitarian and Vegan catered for), Salad, Drink and Ice Cream Cone|
|Dinner and Bardic Circle|
|Includes above Lunch Voucher and Dinner Saturday as well as access to the Bardic Circle by the fire after Dinner|
|Includes Dinner and Bardic Circle Ticket plus Accommodation Saturday Night and Light Breakfast Sunday|
|Full weekend tickets||Full Price|
|For Market Holder and event Organisers Includes All Overnight, Plus accommodation Friday and a light Breakfast Saturday|
The venue is easily accessible by vehicle and is only 1km from a train station. There is plenty of off street parking available.
There will be a market to start the event on Saturday. We ask that all stall holders donate an item to a raffle that will be held at lunch on Sunday. If you would like to have a stall, please contact Mark at email@example.com
The event is fully catered from Saturday Morning through to Breakfast on Sunday for those that stay the night. Catering will have choices for vegetarians. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know on your registration form.
All workshops are included in the registration fee. There will be a number of workshops held over the day including:
- Prop and garland making in preparation for the main ritual
- Maypole dancing practice
Ritual and the May King and Queen
The focus of the weekend is around the main ritual on the Saturday afternoon / evening to celebrate the sabbat of Beltane, and to crown our May King and Queen.
The May King and Queen will be determined through a series of fun challenges that will take place during the day prior to the ritual.
Children are very welcome at the event and participate in the challenges but only those over 18 can be chosen to be King or Queen.
The venue has cabins and dorm room accommodation. Cabin spaces are limited and families with children will be given first preference for cabins. When allocating accommodation we will try to ensure that you are in the same area as with others listed on your registration form. If you have any specific preferences please list this on your registration form and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
As you may imagine, it takes a lot of work to put on a gathering of this nature and so we could always use your help. If you would like to offer your skills for something specific or make yourself available over the course of the weekend you can contact us via our Facebook group, email or approach one of the organisers during the gathering. We will gratefully give you something useful to do.
Conditions of Entry
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