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Festival Schedule

Tentative Weekend Schedule – Check back for changes!
(see below for kids activities)

Throughout the weekend, please visit our vendors, healers and readers in the Uruk Marketplace.

Friday

5:00-7:00 PM is registration and set up

7:00 potluck dinner at the Ishtarbucks Café

8:00 Full Moon circle in honor of Ishtar led by Red Oak Grove

9:30 Drum circle (or after full moon ritual is over)

Saturday

8:00 AM Yoga / Meditation

8:30 – 10 AM Breakfast on Your Own (food available for Purchase)

10:00 AM Invocation of Uruk & Performance #1 by the Sumer Faire Players

10:30-12 Bardic Circle with Elspeth & Owl (kids welcome)

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Activities/Classes Block 1

  • Augury and Ornithomancy with Janet
  • Ninkasi & the Art of Ancient Brewing with Cernunnos

12:30-2:00 PM Lunch on Your Own (food available for Purchase)

12:15-1:00 Entertainment (music performances/games)

2:00-3:30 PM Activities/Classes Block 2 

  • PAGAN CONVERSATIONS by Owl

3:00 Magic Show (kids welcome)

4:00 Performance by the Sumer Faire Players

4:30  Entertainment (music performances/games)

5:00 Class Block 3

  • Belly dance class by Kuchina (kids welcome)

5:30-6:00 Performance by the Sumer Faire players

6:00-7:00 Ritual: The Bride Price – Devotional to Inanna, Nanna & Ningal

7:00 Dinner/Feast at the Ishtarbucks Café hosted by Sidori, the Innkeeper at the End of the World

7:00-9:00 Ishtar! the band & belly dance performances & music jam

9:30 Drum Circle

Sunday

8:00 – yoga/meditation

9:00-10:30 Breakfast on Your Own (food available for Purchase)

10:30-12:00 Class

  • Modern Wisdom from Ancient Sumeria: Gifts from the Fertile Crescent by Crow

12:30-2:00 Lunch on Your Own (food available for Purchase)

2:00 – Closing Ritual & butterfly release

Activities for Children

9:00-10:30                   Fantasy Hair Camp/Tattoos

Get your Ishtar on with a fun, new hair style! Hair braiding, color, glitter, and gel, a bold new  look will set the mood for you to join our Sumerian festivities. Please bring your OWN   hairbrush/comb. Also available, choose a tattoo or two that expresses your inner spirit.

10:30 -12:00              Story Telling / Bardic Circle

Enjoy the story-telling gifts of Grandmother Elspeth & Owl. Be transported to magical worlds through the wisdom and charm our most gifted tale-twisters.

1:00-3:00                     Sumerian Races

Sumerians love to play games, particularly races and contests of strength. Join us for some traditional and some not-so traditional games:

Tug-o-war

Sack races

Cross-dressing relay races

Arm wrestling

Tag

Pickle

3:00-4:00           Magic Show

4:00-5:00           Gilgamesh Epic Triathalon

Journey to the Underworld as Gilgamesh. Join our band of intrepid explorers as we make our trip to the Underworld to find Enkindu and rescue him. You will perform such Herculean tasks as Racing the Sun, Finding the Magic Snake, and Jumping the River of Death.

5:00-6:00            Belly dance class by Kuchina

6:00-7:00            Make Your Own Fortune Telling Cards

Can your dreams really come true? Design your own fortune telling cards to predict your future. Are you looking for love, treasure, fun, good grades in school? Your cards will tell all!

Sunday

9:00-11:00              Arts & Crafts in the Ishtarbucks Café

11:00-12:30            Sumerian Races

Sumerians love to play games, particularly races and contests of strength. Join us for some traditional and some not-so traditional games:

Tug-o-war

Sack races

Cross-dressing relay races

Arm wrestling

Tag

Pickle

2:00  Butterfly Release

PLEASE NOTE

Board games and arts & crafts will be available all weekend in the Ishtarbucks Café area for those who wish to play quieter games.

We ask that if your family has any kind of larger balls, such as a soccer ball, please bring  one or two with you to share. Also available will be a badminton net for the children to play a spirited game or two of badminton.

Kids must be supervised by an adult if they wish to play on the playground equipment by the parking area.

 

 

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