Save the date!
This year, the Thornhaven Sacred Centre will be hosting the Three Rivers Festival on June 4th to 7th, 2020.
This year’s theme, of renewal, has many layers. It holds the concept of the cycle, of moving back to the same place, but in a new form. It is about shedding the old, and moving toward the place of beginnings. It’s about tapping into the lessons and energies accumulated in the past to reshape in a new form. And it’s about embracing the end of something, to start fresh.
With the completion last year of the nemeton oaths, it is the end of one cycle, and the start of a new one. With it being the first year at Thornhaven, and with the ordination of a new priest, we will be witness to the beginning of something new, but which draws from the past all the strength, magic, and memory of the last 10 years of Three Rivers Festival.
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Three Rivers Festival 2016 will be from June 2-5, 2016. An extra day to spend in the beauty of Raven’s Knoll with friends new and old, honouring the Bright and Shining Gods!
The theme for 2016 is The Bright and Shining Ones, honouring those gods and spirits of the Sky — the Dawn, the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the Fire. This theme is open to your interpretation. A call for presentations will go out in the new year.
Three Rivers Festival is the Canada East Regional Gathering for Ár nDraíocht Féin, and everyone is welcome!
Join us at Raven’s Knoll from June 5-7 for the sixth annual Three Rivers Festival:
Gifts of the Gods, Skills of the Folk
Our theme this year honours Lugh, the Master of All Skills.
Our main ritual will be in his honour, where we will raise a shrine to him.
Share your skills with us, and submit a workshop proposal for this year’s festival!
Hands-on workshops and demonstrations encouraged, as well as workshops relating to Lugh, though all proposals are welcome.
Please submit a description of your proposed workshop and short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pricing for the festival to be announced shortly.
Mark your calendars! The sixth year of Three Rivers Festival will be held on June 5-7, 2015 at Raven’s Knoll.
More details forthcoming!
We are pleased to announce our admission rates for the festival this year. Our rates are unchanged from last year, and details can be found on our Registration & Cost page here. There is no per-registration; all registration is done on-site at Raven’s Knoll upon arrival. Prices are in Canadian dollars.
We are also happy to begin to release some of the workshops that will be offered during the weekend. More are in the works, and further details are to come soon! We currently still have a couple open slots remaining, and would love to hear from you if you are interested in presenting a topic at the festival. Information on our workshops can be found here. Schedule details are to be announced.
We are happy to announce that planning is well underway for Three Rivers 2014! This will be the fifth year for the annual regional gathering for ADF Canada East. This year our theme will be “The Sacred Feast.”
The festival will take place from June 6-8, 2014, and it will once again be held at Raven’s Knoll, near Eganville, Ontario.
We are currently seeking people interested in giving presentations or workshops during the festival. Workshops should be related to our theme. If you would like to participate, please contact us ASAP as slots are limited.
We are in the process of finalizing costs, and our registration information will become available shortly.
To join our Facebook event, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/583159018418932/ . We look forward to seeing you at fest!
Vendor information for Three Rivers Festival is now available. If you are interested in vending at the festival we urge you to check out the Vendors page for important requirements and details regarding vending at Three Rivers.
Details on our Bardic and Artisans competitions are also available on the Competitions page. Prizes for all three of our events will be furnished by our local and community artisans and craftspeople.
The first annual Three Rivers Artisans Competition and Showcase will take place over the span of the festival weekend. Work will be judged over dinner on Saturday and the winners will be announced Saturday evening upon the completion of the Bardic Competition at the fire circle, along with the winners of that competition.
Artisans Competition Rules
- Each participant is entitled to enter a maximum of three entries into the Artisans Competition, and each entry must be a different medium (e.g. fibre arts, woodwork, digital art, watercolours, photography, etc.).
- Works must be entered into the competition by the start of dinner on Saturday (6:00pm) as this is when voting begins. We ask that artisans enter their work into the competition prior to dinner to give more time for individuals to enjoy the entries.
- The competition will award a first, second, and third prize. Work will be judged, and winners decided by festival attendees.
- An artisan may only win once. If, for example, an artisan enters two pieces into the competition, and both receive more votes than any other work, they will only place for the piece with the highest votes. The next place will go to the artisan whose work has the next highest number of votes.
- Have an awesome weekend!
More information about the Artisans and Bardic Competitions
Our theme for this year’s Three Rivers Festival is
“THE BOUNTY OF THE LAND”
If you would like to present a workshop at this year’s festival, please email your proposal to us at 3riversfestival[at]gmail.com
We’re just getting things set up at our new site, but please bookmark this site and check back often. If you’re on Facebook, here’s our event page.