March 30, 2012 by Lain
BELTAINE FAIRE 2012
Saturday, April 28th
Here is the “official” schedule of events for this year’s Edmonton Beltaine Faire;
The Faire will open to the public at 11:00am, with a ‘Grounds Blessing’ and Parade. All are welcome to join in… where your masks, your wings, your shining armour, and help celebrate!
Edmonton’s favourite Shaman, Kriket, will then be leading the drum circle- bring your drums!
The CWAA then offers the “May Queen Ritual”, a Beltaine Favourite, with the Knights of the Northern Realm providing the Champions!
You can see more of the Knights of the Northern Realm as they show us their trade, and you can even grab a weapon, and join them in battle!
The Spirit Lantern Group will be leading a May Pole Dance, a tradition that goes back to 16th century Western Europe, possibly longer, and represents fertility rites.
At the end of the day, organizers will be announcing the winners of the Silent Auction.
As always, the Beltaine Faire is a FREE FAMILY EVENT, open to all. Come out and and enjoy the festivities, as Edmonton’s only Renaisance-style Faire, this is an event not to be missed!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE…
For the first time ever, a new event has been added;
After the Beltaine Faire, stick around for the Beltaine Ball, a family dinner and dance
open to all ages- children and young adults are free. Adults are $25.00
*This event is co-sponsored by the Sunwheel Festival, and Edmonton Beltaine Faire, in an effort to raise funds for the future of both great events!
HERE’S WHAT YOU GET
☞ a $50.00 gift certificate from Where Faeries Live.
☞and the grand prize– your Beltaine Ball tickets will be entered into a draw to win TWO FREETICKETS* to this year’s SUNWHEEL PAGAN ARTS FESTIVAL, (a $150.00 value)
And… meet Sparrow & Mojo of The Wigglian Way Podcast!… and more!
*festival tickets refers to registration fees of $75.00 each. Everyone who purchases a ticket to the Beltaine Ball Dinner and Dance is eligible for the draw. You must be present to accept your prize. Don’t miss out. Get your tickets soon!