Headliners: Janet Farrar, Gavin Bone, Orion Foxwood,
Aaron Leitch, Todd Berntson, Fred Wood, and Grey Ghosthawk
Musical Ent.: Murphy's Midnight Rounders, Shiny Happy People Drum Tribe

Back to our Roots

Beltaine 2014 – Back to our Roots

April 30 - May 4, Retreats by the Lake

2819 Tiger Lake Rd., Lake Wales, FL. 33898

Welcome to the Forest! Set up camp, commune with nature, relax, visit the vendors, attend workshops, and evening events.

Headliners

Janet Farrar, Gavin Bone, Orion Foxwood, Aaron Leitch, Todd Berntson, Fred Wood and Grey Ghosthawk

Musical Headliners

Murphy's Midnight Rounders, Shiny Happy People Drum Tribe

News Release

December 2012- Coming in at number 5 FPG is listed as one of the top 10 Fire Festivals in the world by Huffington Post and Rueters.

(Reuters) - As clocks turn back, days get shorter, temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere plummet and 2012 draws to a close, there's no better time to strike a match and light those dark skies up with color. That's why online travel consultants Cheapflights.com (wwww.cheapflights.com) have come up with a list of Top 10 fire festivals around the world.

5. Samhain 2012 - Out of the Darkness - Altoona, Florida, USA

More than 500 pagans gather in Florida for the state's largest pagan festival. Running from October 31 to November 4 at Camp Ocala, each day is filled with feasting, rituals, drumming, dancing and live entertainment.

The main ritual in 2012 is centered around the "Burning Times" ….

Featured Events
  • Workshops and Healing Circles hosted by our Headliners and local Pagan teachers
  • Opening Ritual at Oak Lawn Wednesday night
  • Wednesday Night Laser Sound and Light Fae and woodland spirits Ball
  • Thursday Night - Meet and Greet
  • Nightly Drum Circle and Dancing at our Fire Circle
  • Main Ritual: Back to our Roots
  • Friday Night and Saturday afternoon concerts
  • Bardic Circle
  • Inipi Sweatlodge hosted by Grey Ghosthawk
  • Shop for Pagan crafts, wares, gifts and books on Vendor's Row
  • Men and Women's Haka and other group events, Rites and workshops
  • Kid's Realm with workshops, crafts and Fae and Woodland spirits parade on vendors row
  • Celtic Games
  • Nightly body painting tent
  • Swimming in the camps awesome pool
  • Map of the grounds
Registration

Adult Full Event Admission

$95 until February 28th

$105 March 1st until 31st

$115 April until April 23rd

Please register on-site after April 23rd

Full Event - Child 5-17 $30

Children Under 5 - Free!

Cabin Bunks - $45 for whole event

Lodge Bunks- $60 for whole event

Day Passes are available for sale on-site for 60.

Weekend Only Admission $95. Valid starting 9am on Friday. Tickets may be purchased online starting April 1 for Beltaine or Oct. 1st for Samhain and on-site at Registration.

Registration is now OPEN! Click here for more info or email Medea at register@flapagan.org

Information

General Infomation: Ann Marie - 727-479-7213

Registration Questions: Medea - 727-482-5805

Email: Tegbod@flapagan.org

Snail Mail: FPG PO Box 1784, Pinellas Park FL 33781

Staffing Info

Scholarships - Click Here

Want to be a bigger part of making FPG happen? Staff positions of all varieties are always available! Please email Medea at staffing@flapagan.org for more information.

To apply for a staff position, please fill out the Online Application found here.

Some positions include:

  • Site
  • Gate
  • Registration
  • Bathrooms
  • Gunga Din
  • Meal Plan
  • Guest Hearth
  • Staff Office
  • Trolley/Taxi
  • DaVinci
  • Coffee Shop

Words from a Volunteer:

"I love FPG and what it stands for and admire all of you who work hard to make it run so smoothly and would love a chance to be part of that team"

Directions, Stores, Photos & Workshops

Workshops slots still available! Please sign up to present a workshop before March 15 Beltaine or September 15th by clicking here

Click here for Directions and Stores

Look at some really cool pictures from our last festival under "Photo Archive"

Main Ritual - AINE, THE QUEEN OF MAY

Presented by the Circle of the Sublime Elm of Orlando and the Druid Ancient Earth Grove of Eustis, FL

The 2014 Beltaine main ritual will honor Aine, the Celtic Queen Under the Mound, and Aengus mac Og, the Celtic God of Love. Ritual attendees will pass through one of four gates of their choice (North, East, South, or West) and be smudged and asperged as they enter.

After taking their seats, all attendees are invited to show their respect and honor to the May Tree, which replaces the May Pole in this Druid ritual, by placing gifts or tokens of respect either on or beneath the Tree. Attendees may also choose to approach the Tree to pay their verbal respects aloud or silently. As attendees visit the Tree, the circle will be smudged and asperged.

The ritual will end with the traditional Jumping of the Bale Fire and a Spiral Dance.