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Welcome Fall 2023 logowelcome fall

Saturday, September 23, 2023
IN PERSON at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Barneveld, WI

As we continue to clear our way and begin our journey towards winter, we turn our attention to that which we have learned, felt and acted on throughout our fruitful months. We look towards what we have harvested and prepared to carry with us as our daylight grows shorter. What will we give back that will become the rich soil of our winter dreams? We welcome you to join us at our Harvest Home Festival and share in our abundance.

For more information on Welcome Fall and Autumn Equinox, please see our Celebrating the Seasons reference pages!


9:30 AM Gate Opens for Arrivals
Check in at the Temple Room in the barn.
10:00 AM Welcome Circle with Lacie
Announcements about the day and opening circle. Begin the day with a reflection on what we have been cultivating for ourselves and others in our communities throughout the summer. Celebrate what we have sown tended, grown and recognize how these gifts sustain us as we turn the wheel. "We have sown, we have tended, we have grown, we have gathered, we have reaped a good harvest. We thank the divine for our gifts and your bounty."
10:30 AM We Are Abundance Workshop with Rev. Minerva
Let's discuss how we work towards and ensure abundance in our lives. What does abundance mean to you? What are the magical and mundane aspects of abundance? Come prepared to share your magick (and mischief) that you use to celebrate the 2nd Harvest and to bring abundance to you.
Family Programing with McKenzie and Rev. Florence
12:00 PM Lunch
Please bring your own sack lunch and drinking container! Please, no peanut products!
1:00 PM Apple Lore, Charms & Rituals with Rev. Selena Fox
Explore and experience sacred work with Apple trees, fruit, seeds, wood, cider, and orchards. This workshop will be available in-person as well as via Zoom; for online-only registration, please choose the respective option during your registration.
Family Programming with McKenzie and Rev. Florence
2:30 PM Create an Abundance Altar Candle with Kristol Mist
This workshop will begin with a guided meditation, with the intention of bringing abundance of many forms into our lives. We will then create our own individual Abundance Altar Candle Jar, adding personal symbols of abundance to our jars to help us focus our intentions. Everyone will be able to take their candle home.
Welcome Fall Meditation Walk with Dr. Dennis Carpenter
Join Dennis in front of the main entrance to the barn for a leisurely meditative walk. Focus will be upon connecting with the beauty of the emerging Fall season and deepening our sense of presence and mindful connection with the beauty and wonder of Nature at Circle Sanctuary. Be prepared for standing and walking in any weather conditions, including sturdy walking shoes and drinking water.
Family Programming with McKenzie and Rev. Florence
4:00 PM Autumn Equinox Ritual with Rev. Selena Fox & Dr. Dennis Carpenter
Celebrate Harvest, Nature's Bounty, and the Arrival of Autumn in this celebratory Community Harvest Ritual. If possible, bring a piece of fruit, vegetable, fresh herbs, or nuts as an offering to leave on the Land. Dress in festive garb if you wish.
5:00 PM Clean-up and Departures


  • Craft Projects to share or work on
  • A sack lunch and snacks for you and your family -- please, no nut products!
  • Your own bottle or cup for water, and/or a mug for coffee
  • What you need to survive in nature: sun-gear, rain-gear, insect and tick repellent, sun screen, sturdy shoes.
  • A lawn chair, mat, or blanket for outdoor seating. Weather depending, some activities will be outside.


All registrations (in-person or online) must be in advance, and before 9/22.  No registrations will be accepted at the gate.

IN-PERSON: adults are $30, youth 5+ are $15, and children under age 5 are free.

ONLINE ONLY: registration for Selena Fox's online workshop is $10.

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Cancellations received before 9/15 will be refunded minus 50% processing fee.  Cancellations received on or after 9/19 will not be refunded.  Please refer to Circle's event cancellation policy if you should need to cancel your event registration.


For any questions, please contact the Circle office.

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