This interactive space demystifies how to harness the sun’s energy to (em)power your life. Understand how solar and other renewable energy systems work through hands-on demos, workshops and presentations. Witness solar power in action by visiting the various solar rigs generating power throughout the Festival!
Ready to take the next step in sustainable living? Hands-on workshops and interactive presentations, hosted by our friends at Farm Where You Live, feature over 50 regional practitioners in the areas of health and wellness, regenerative agriculture, energy and the environment, and arts and community amidst a fun upbeat atmosphere!
HEALing heart cave
Immerse yourself in a welcoming space designed to nurture your body and feed the soul. Sip high-vibe tea, soothe your nervous system with sound healing, raise your energy with a group kirtan or restore during interactive conscious workshops. Receive bodywork or purchase alternative health products including CBD, herbs, salves and tinctures.
Interact with carefully curated craft, service and food vendors in an open-air market. Exchange ideas with experts in fields ranging from hydroelectric to hydroponics, solar power to medicinal plants, vermiculture to viticulture, beekeeping to goat tending, and performing arts to healing arts.
Enjoy over 40 regional and local bands on three unique stages! The Main Stage will feature Darrell Scott and our keynote speaker on Saturday, August 19. Get your flow and groove on at the Dance Pavillion. Elderberry Jam spotlights emerging artists along with whimsical nature-inspired performances for all ages. Peruse the lineup.
Walk-in, car camping and RV sites are available, as well as Family Camping, Quiet Camping and the Eco Camp! This low-impact VIP camping experience (valued at $800) includes a 3-day festival pass, four catered meals, and a generous tent site located within the main programming area of the Festival. (Each Eco Camp ticket admits one tent, maximum occupancy of 4 people.) Limited availablity!
Eco Campers must be willing to adopt a Leave No Trace ethos while camping and agree to have other Festival attendees visit the Eco Camp for talks provided by our friends at GoSun! They’ll be demoing their solar coolers, hybrid ovens, water purification + sanitation system, long-lasting batteries, and portable PV cells.
Support our ZERO WASTE commitment! Each camping area has easy access to composting and recycling. Purchase the Compostable Camping Package for everything you need to eliminate waste while camping! If you bring your own single-use items, ONLY USE certified compostable products with the BPI logo. Local recyclers can’t guarantee plastic utensils, plates, or cups will be recycled (even if they’re Plastic #1 or #2). We CAN guarantee that compostable products, disposed of in onsite compost collection stations, will be turned back into soil!
Invocation & Closing Ceremonies
We call the directions and invite the energies of the North, East, South and West to join us during these time-honored group ceremonies. For the invocation, Tom Blue Wolf, Muscogee-Creek leader and Founder of Earthkeepers, will dedicate the Sunwatcher. Joining him is Jacquelyn Howard offering nature-inspired original dance. Scott Houston and Maya Lemberg, Sol Dance Co-Founders, will lead the closing ceremony.
inspired by NATURE
Each year, we choose a threatened species or mythical creature to serve as a source of inspiration. In 2021, we selected the monarch butterfly. A creature that’s fragile and small, yet also powerful and resilient. In 2023, the regenerative network of mycelium will serve as the Nature Totem to guide and inform the Festival.