A Feast of Lights 2020
Winter by Kate Richardson of EarthSpirit
Winter by Kate Richardson

A Feast of Lights

Finding Light and Hope in the Midst of Darkness
February 7 – 9, 2020
Sturbridge, Massachusetts

A Feast of Lights is a time to gather to rekindle our fires at the season of the Celtic festival of Imbolg or midwinter, when the cold is deepest. It is a time to find warmth in community and tap into the strength of the returning light. This winter we need the promise of that small flame in the darkness, and so we will stir together a rich community with a wonderful collection of teachers, performers, artists, and merchants. Together, we will kindle the fire within to nourish our spirits and minds through the dark of winter and the challenges to come.

This very special weekend is a time to celebrate with and learn from each other, a time to find power – in the old traditions, in creative and artistic expression, and in vibrant discussion and planning direction for the coming year. Come to make music, listen, learn, dance, shop, laugh, reflect, and enjoy warm company. Come to look toward the future, to think and to make plans. As we share with one another, and support one another, we can feel the spark of life, hidden deep beneath the snows of winter, begin to glow warm within our hearts.

A Feast of Lights 2020 Featured Presenters – Other featured presenters to be added

Weekend Features include: The Art Salon, rituals, merchants, workshops, a massive clothing swap, Poetry Jam, music performances, panel discussions, games and The Stag King’s Masque – a masquerade feast with ritual theater and dancing.

Special Guest musicians this year, Frenchy and the Punk, will perform on Saturday night at the Stag King’s Masque!

(The full schedule and list of presenters will be posted when it is available.)

Scheduled programs begin midday on Friday, February 7 and continue until late afternoon on Sunday, February 9.

A Feast of Lights Art Salon

Friday night features an Art Salon – where you can exhibit or enjoy work by many fine community artists,  a midwinter ritual and other programs. Saturday night we celebrate midwinter with a feast, ritual, and dancing at the Stag King’s Masque.

With these special events alongside the workshops, crafting, discussions and performances during the days it will be a full weekend!

Programs and  Proposals

Each year we offer a wide variety of presentations, performances and rituals.  In our selection process this year we will prioritize proposals for adults, children and families with a focus on pagan culture and traditions, participatory ritual, makers and crafts, sustainable pagan living, arts and music, spiritual practice and activism/service.  We are currently accepting program proposals HERE:

( http://earthspirit.rowantree.org/proposal.html ) until December 30.

Our Location

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center
800-582-3232

The hotel is a wonderful space for us, and one in which we can grow over time. It is on a lake and has outdoor space that we can use if we want to. There is an indoor pool and hot tub, many accommodating meeting spaces, 2 restaurants, and a space for merchants..

Please book your room there using this code for a significantly discounted rate and to help us meet the minimum room requirement that keeps the registration rate low: 2002FEASTO

 

The Stag King’s Masque

The Stag King’s Masque is a celebratory journey into a winter realm of mystery.

With a ritual, a Feast and a Masquerade Dance, we travel into the winter forest to the court of the Stag King, where we join the creatures of the Otherworld at midwinter to revel and celebrate the darkest time of the year.  Please come as a being of the forest or in a wintry costume to immerse yourself in the magic of the Stag King’s court.

Readers will be available throughout the night and the Merchant Room will be open to all!

The Stag King’s ritual is followed by a Feast and then dancing to the tunes of Frency and the Punk.

The Feast will include vegetarian and gluten-free options. A cash bar will be available.

A Feast of Lights full weekend registration includes all of the Saturday night festivities.

Frenchy and the Punk LivePic

A Feast of Lights Application Information

A full weekend registration for A Feast of Lights includes admission to daily programs and performances and the Community Room/ Merchant Hall  throughout the weekend, beginning at noon on Friday and ending at 4:00pm on Sunday, including a ticket to the Feast and the Stag King’s Masque.
(a Feast opt-out due to dietary restrictions may be available by special request. Please email folreg@tamelingproductions.com)

Single day registration is available each day, providing admission to the Merchant Hall, social activities, and workshops for that day only. Single day registration does not include a ticket for the Masque and Feast.

Tickets for the Feast and Masque on Saturday are available only in advance – either online or by mail.  Masque-only Tickets will just be available at the door. You do not have to be attending the weekend to attend the Masque.

We ask for your awareness that A Feast of Lights registration is not just about attending workshops, but is about connecting with the community that grows around the gathering as well. Please register for the event if you intend to be on site for all or part of the weekend, and suggest the same to your friends.

If you can’t register for the whole weekend, consider coming for just Saturday and then participating in the Feast and the Stag King’s Masque, or coming for the Feast and the Stag king’s Masque and then registering for the day on Sunday.

Advance Registration Rates:

  • Full Weekend, including the Stag King’s Masque and Feast $150
  • Saturday single day (evening events not included): $80
  • Friday or Sunday single day: $45
  • Children (ages 6-16): half price of the above rates with an adult registration. Under 6 yrs. are free.
  • Ticket to Saturday night’s Stag King’s Masque and Feast only: $65
  • Separate tickets for the Masquerade Dance with Frenchy and the Punk, arriving after the Feast, are $20  ($25 without a costume) and are available only at the door. The merchant and Reader rooms will be available throughout the evening.

The deadline for pre-registration by mail, on-line, phone or fax is January 31, 2020.

After this time registrations will be accepted at the door at the rate of $140. These will include the Masque, but cannot include the Feast.

Refund Policy: 50% refund for requests received in writing before January 20, 2020.

NO refunds after that date

Online Registration Instructions:

A Feast of Lights Register Online Here!

Please complete a separate registration form for each adult attending.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail with your registration number.
Online payment options are: credit card (via PayPal), check, or money order. If you choose PayPal, you’ll be taken to the secure PayPal site at the appropriate time in the registration process.
You may also mail in your registration using this mail in application form. A Feast of Lights Mail In Form 2020

If you registered on line and are mailing in your payment, please include your registration number with your check or money order.

To pay for more than one registration:

  • With PayPal, make a separate payment with each registration form.
  • With check or money order, you may combine payments. Please write all relevant registration numbers on the check.

All registrations and full payment must be received by January 31 to:

Tamelin Productions
P.O. Box 340
Williamsburg, MA 01096
phone: 413-238-4240

Where to contact us about A Feast of Lights:
By phone: 413-238-4240
By email about A Feast of Lights: folreg@tamelinproductions.com
By email about other matters: earthspirit@earthspirit.com
By postal mail:
Tamelin Productions; PO Box 340, Williamsburg, MA 01096
Please call our office if you have questions. Our website will be updated with program information as it becomes available.

We look forward to seeing you at this midwinter celebration of spirit, hope, community, and the arts

A Feast of Lights Register Online Here!

A Feast of Lights 2018 vendors EarthSpirit

 

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