Samhain TN Gathering 2012
|October 26-28, 2012
At SYI Camp near Smyrna, TN
The Middle Tennessee Pagan Community invites you all to come celebrate Samhain with us at the YI Campground. The SerpentStone family has been together for 20 years and many wonderful things have happened. However this season especially reminds us that all things under the Sun have their allotted time. Fields are cleared, a gathering of food and family, to make it together through the long dark of Winter. Things pass away to lie fallow for a while before new life arises from the old. All things end. All things pass away, however now is the time to come together, to celebrate the life we have, the friends we have lost along the way and remember that even though things may die the Great Cycle of Life goes on.
So please bring any stories you have, mementos you wish to share on the table of Remembrance, for we shall turn the Samhain wheel as SerpentStone one last time and remember. We shall raise a noise to the Lord and Lady and celebrate our time.
There is plenty of sleeping space in unheated cabins on site. There is also a heated Dormitory for extra cost.. If you NEED to sleep in a heated area for medical reasons, please indicate such on your pre-registration form. There is a $10 usage fee on sleeping in the heated dorm which MUST be prepaid in order to guarantee bed space. Those with medical needs get first priority.
Registration will open at 12:00 pm Central Time, merchants may arrive as early as 9:00 am to set up. Merchants needing to arrive earlier must get prior approval from the gathering coordinator and the land caretakers.
If you need to buy things, please stop at one of the larger stores, rather than the small convenient stores. It helps keep the small stores able to supply their regular customers, and keeps the rumors and security hassles down.
Tent, sleeping bags, blankets, rain gear and clothing for both warm and cool weather, flashlight, snack foods, ritual gear, drums and other musical instruments. Plan for a wide temperature range, even at this time of the year, but tend toward the warm side. Remember your feast gear and eating utensils (styrofoam plates and bowls are no longer supplied).
NOTE NEW MEAL POLICY: We will provide a soup Friday night and only supper on Saturday. Any breakfast offerings (ready to serve only) contributed will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please bring pot-luck offerings for the feasts. It need not be prepared unless it is baked. Items such as fresh fruits and veggies, cheese, sour cream, honey, breakfast meats, breads, desserts, and salad items are very much welcomed by our kitchen witch. Please drop these off at the kitchen as soon as possible after arriving, so our Kitchen Witch and helpers can begin working their
magic! Having enough for everyone is dependent on everyone bringing something for the kitchen, so please help us have a bountiful feast!
each other with respect and respect all paths. Take care of those you come with and
respect the land by leaving your campsite cleaner than you found it.
No illegal drugs, firearms,
drunken behavior, bad attitudes, or violence or other inappropriate behaviors will be
condoned on the site. We DO enforce the no drugs rule, and security has active duty law
enforcement officers serving among them, so don't bring them!
No pets. Service dogs only will be
permitted at this gathering site. All other pets will be refused at the gate so please do
not bring them.
Please bring positive attitudes,
appropriate gear and food for the pot-luck contribution!
| Most of all... HAVE
contact us at:
PO Box 652
Candler, NC 28715
phone: (828) 665-4049
- $10 per young
adult, ages 12-18** (plus your feast contribution and 2 hours of volunteer
if postmarked and paid before Oct 19th, 2012
- $20.00 per adult**
(plus your feast contribution and 2 hours of volunteer service)
if postmarked and paid
before Oct 19th, 2012
- $30.00 per person**
after Oct 19th, 2012 and at the door (plus
your feast contribution and 2 hours of volunteer service).
- NEW FAMILY RATE: (This includes up to 2 adults, and children under 18 living in the house)
Prepaid registration before April 27, 2012 - $50. At the gate & After OCT 18th,- $70 (plus your feast contribution and
2 hours of volunteer service).
*Children under 12 are free.
A legal guardian must accompany anyone under 18. If not a custodial parent, the guardian
must be responsible for the minor, and have a written permission statement from the
parent, which must be presented at registration immediately upon arrival.
which the registration fee is waived in return for a number of extra work shifts) are
available for those for whom finances are an issue. Contact the Registration Coordinator to make
Remember that your feast contribution and 2 hours of community service (see note below) are very important! They are part of how we are able to
keep our gathering prices down! Also, help us keep the Earth Mother healthy by bringing
your own feast gear! Example: plate, bowl, cup, glass, and eating utensils. We
are no longer supplying styrofoam.
All gatherings fees are non-refundable.
However, if you have pre-paid and are unable to attend the gathering, you may contact us before the gathering, and your
fee can be applied to a future gathering.
We are working very hard to keep our prices low, despite
rising costs for sites, food, and fuel. If you can add something, even a dollar or two, to
your registration, it may help someone else be able to attend.
- Each participant is asked to contribute two
hours of community service during the gathering. Community service is basically just a
little of the background work that lets a gathering happen, and may include helping out
with registration, food preparation, heralding workshops or rituals, helping with the
site, or cleanup. It's fun, and a great way to get to know folks better!
- To be a merchant at this gathering, please
check the appropriate box on the registration form and add $10.00 to the total price of
your individual registration(s). You will be contacted by the Merchant Coordinator, who will send you the
Merchant's Contract which you will need to fill out and return prior to the gathering.
Yes, for each gathering.
|Please make checks or
money orders payable to SerpentStone and mail payments to the address given above.
|... an email
confirming your registration and giving directions to the site will be sent about
a week before the gathering if we have received your completed pre-registration
form and your payment.