This year's theme is:
Suggested costumes: Witches, Dark Fairies, and Nocturnal animals.
Be daring and creative!
This year’s rite features: A maze trance dance, tribal music, a costume contest (win magical prizes!), a frenetic finale Spiral Dance, Poi fire-spinning on the stage, harp music around the balefires, and the many surprises you've come to expect!
Parents -- Kids ages 3 & up will be entertained in the Pavilion with “Bat bowling”, Candy Corn Relay races, Pumpkin Ring Toss, and other traditional autumn games!
Diviners -- Bring your tools to give free readings for attendees.
Event sponsors and volunteer helpers receive numerous perks, so e-mail or phone Lady Passion for details at: [email protected] or (828) 251-0343
Help keep Sabbats free!
To defray event costs, make a tax-deductible donation to Coven Oldenwilde, a 501(c)(3) religious non-profit, via PayPal or check.
DIRECTIONSFrom I-26 (Asheville, Arden, Hendersonville, Greenville):
Note: This is a different site from last year's rite (it's where we held the 4th Samhain Rite)
Take I-26 to Exit 40 ("Airport, Arden"). Turn Right onto Airport Road. Go 1.5 miles, passing the airport on your Right. Turn Right onto Old Fanning Bridge Road (turn has a large green sign reading "Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Center"). Go 2 miles, always bearing Left, across the river and past the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Center on your Right. Unity Center is on your Left (1/2 mile before an intersection with Route 191).
More detailed map
For more directions, see the Unity Center's web site at www.unitync.net
Need to stay in Asheville overnight?
We recommend Bon Paul & Sharky's Hostel in West Asheville
(just a few blocks from our Covenstead).
We also highly recommend you take some time to
enjoy the outdoor hot tubs at Shoji Retreat.
photo credit: Lady Morganna
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This page last updated: 26 July 2006