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Appalachian Summer Solstice

Appalachian Summer Solstice 2021 is a celebration of community, eco-spirituality, and Appalachian traditions old and new. This is our fourth year focusing on regional cultural and folk traditions. Post-COVID, we will be focusing on resilience, reconnection, and rejuvenation.

This event is over but will be offered again next year. Check back for more information.

This year’s event features keynote speaker H. Byron Ballard who will be hosting the discussion The Ragged Wound: Tending the Broken Spirit of Appalachia as well as other workshops. Join us in the evenings as we celebrate with live music from Hill Spirits, Brother Hill, Ben Keith Stewart, and Megan Bee with local craft beer from Jackie O’s Brewery in the verdant and intimate Green Man Tavern.

Appalachian Summer Solstice 2021 offers the workshops, programming, ceremony, and community that we have all greatly missed. From drumming in Pawpaw, to Main Ceremony, to the Faerie Ball, come and rekindle your inner fire with us as we revere the Longest Day.

Caffeina’s Coffee House and Hestia’s Hearth Kitchen will also be open during the event. Check back for details on a pre-registration lunch and dinner meal plan soon!

Wisteria Welcomes Back Keynote Speaker H. Byron Ballard for Appalachian Summer Solstice 2021