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Sun, Oct 31


Hone Quarry Campground

Samhain - a Gathering to Honor Ancestors, Endings, and Death

This Celtic-inspired feast day will create a container to mark the end of harvest season and the waning light to enter the silent beckoning of winter, darkness, honoring and releasing what has been. See specifics below for how to prepare. Please RSVP!

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Samhain - a Gathering to Honor Ancestors, Endings, and Death
Samhain - a Gathering to Honor Ancestors, Endings, and Death

Time & Location

Oct 31, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Hone Quarry Campground, Hone Quarry Rd, Dayton, VA 22821, USA


About the Event

The Great Fire Festival of Samhain has been a key yearly event for thousands of years throughout Celtic

lands. It marks the turning of the season toward winter, the dark half of the year, the honoring the dead, and the beginning of the Celtic new year. We will gather to listen in to this shift in the wheel of the year, honor our ancestors and those who may have recently passed to the other side, or those parts of ourselves or our lives that are asking to be released. Endings are pivotal within the cycle of life.

While the gathering may seem long, it goes quickly with several different movements that include:

  • Opening attunement, prayer and introductions
  • Silent Supper and ritual (Please bring your own meal and place settings, including cup. We won't be having a potluck. Water will be available. Also please bring a photograph of an ancestor you wish to honor.)
  • Gathering around fire 
  • Solo wandering to attune our listening, our hearts, our feet with the natural beings of Hone Quarry
  • Ritual of Release (please bring an object or symbol of something you are releasing that no longer serves. This could be a part of nature - pinecone, stick, stone, or a photo, piece of writing, or any object.)

We look forward to gathering together! Please arrive on time so we can get started. Park in the large parking area in front of the day-use area, where you can see the picnic structure. Someone will greet you there to let you know where to find us. Please text or call with any questions 540-405-9201 or email 

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