Blue Ridge Beltane boasts an impressive group of entertainers from over the years, including Kiva, Revel Moon, The Dreamscapes Project, Cassandra Syndrome, Tuatha Dea, Willow and Crow, and Sharon Knight!
This year, Soul Fire returns to the Blue Ridge Beltane Festival – Virginia’s longest-running pagan festival – to kindle harmony among the BRB community! Enjoy playful fire dancing and feel the sparks of energy as Soul Fire ignites your inner flame!
Entertainment for 2018 Blue Ridge Beltane
Thursday, May 17 – Special pre-festival activity
5:30pm: Community Potluck
Bring a labeled dish to share and reusable dinnerware to enjoy other festival-goers’ tasty treats. Savor a delicious meal among friends and family.
6:30pm: Bardic Circle at the Pavilion
Join your tribe for some good times and storytelling the night before the festival starts. Immediately after the community potluck, gather round to tell stories, sing songs, and recite poems – your own or someone else’s! The Bardic Circle is one of BRB’s favorite traditions. Join in or come and listen to community storytelling at its finest!
Friday, May 18
After Fire Ritual: Fire spinning by Soul Fire
Share the joy of the inner flame of the BRB community as we join for fire spinning and performance from Soul Fire. Soul Fire invites you to share in the passion of the flames as dance is shared and energy is raised through the souls’ fire. Get ready to participate in an open jam or sit back, relax, and enjoy as others play together.
Saturday, May 19
Fermented Beverages Competition
Get ready to taste some magic! The mead tasting competition has taken place for at least eight years running at Blue Ridge Beltane. Come learn tips and techniques for creating your own mead and ales at 2:30pm on Saturday, May 19th so you can enter the competition next year. This year, we will kick off the competition with some spell work. We will make “The Mead of Thor’s Swagger” to channel our true power. Then, workshop attendees will taste the fabulous mead of our community. Please bring TWO CUPS, one for you and one for a friend.
After the main ritual: Fire spinning by Soul Fire
Soul Fire raises energy in our community again with their lively, dancing, joyful fire spinning! Open jam to follow.