Mabon Bardic Circle
6:00 - 7:00 - Arrival and Happy Hour
7:00 - 8:00 - Soup Feast
8:00 - 8:30 - Mabon Ritual
8:30 - 11:00 - Bonfire Time!
Welcome to our Mabon page! Here we will have all the need-to-know information for our event.
Autumn is on the way in! Happy Valley Golden Wheel is in celebration mode, ready to welcome in the change of seasons with a fun, free Pagan gathering open to all. HVGW will serve up a hearty autumn soup with both carnivorous and vegan options. Please feel free to bring a dish to share! We will also be holding our seasonal food drive as part of "Pagan Thanksgiving" so please bring a non-perishable item to donate. The feast will be followed by a Mabon ritual and conclude with fun around the bonfire for the rest of the evening! Come out and enjoy the fruits of the harvest with your community!
Date: Saturday September 17, 2022
Location: Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Park
Notes and FYIs - Please Read!
Parking is free and available at the site of the event.
Rides can be arranged for local folks! If you need a ride please let us know ASAP.
Port a Johns are available on site.
Please sign in at the Greeter's Table when you arrive. This area will be clearly marked for your convenience.
HVGW will be brewing up a big cauldron for the hungry masses. Vegetarian soup, bread and drinks will be provided. A meat add-in will be available for carnivores. If you would like to add to the feast, appetizers, salads, sides and desserts are welcome!
This event is BYOB. Alcohol will be present on site for those who are of age. We expect all who partake to make responsible decisions.
Please bring a non-perishable food item to contribute for our annual food drive and help those in need in Centre County! All donations will be delivered to the State College Food Bank. Please visit their page detailing what they need for donations at https://scfoodbank.org/donate/current-needs-list
Thanks to all donators in advance!
This ritual will be a blessing of the Feast and celebration of the Second Harvest. This is a fusion ritual that blends elements of ceremonial magic with some kitchen witchery as we perform the magical act of preparing and eating food with intention.
The Bardic Circle
Bardic Circle is a monthly event which celebrates the old magic of humans gathering around the fire to share their lore. Whatever you practice, perform or study, you can bring it for show-and-tell at the Bardic Circle. Sing a song, read a poem, lead a mini-ritual, perform a dance or tell a tale - all respectful offerings are accepted! Or just come to just sit a spell with like-minded people around the sacred bonfire for a night. Bardic Circle will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather, however we highly recommend you dress appropriately and bring your own chair, as we have limited seating available at the circle.
The Rhoneymeade Sand Circle
We host Bardic Circle and other events at the sand circle created by HVGW in 2019. The circle needs funding and volunteers to keep growing, so please consider supporting this project! See our GoFundMe page at https://gofund.me/eb347daa to help buy the sand needed for the next expansion. We will also be hosting another volunteer day this autumn to get the new sand in place, so if you are interested in helping that way please stay tuned for more information!
Please note: If you have any symptoms of illness please do not attend this event.
Children of all ages are welcome. Parents and guardians must be responsible for children at all times.
Pets are not allowed at this site.
Please RSVP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 12th. Provide the following information with your RSVP: Names of those who will attend and what if anything you are bringing for the meal. Also indicate if you are looking for a ride and where you need to be picked up and dropped off.