Can I attend TempleFest?

Yes! TempleFest is open to the public, all are welcome.

What time does TempleFest start and end?

TempleFest opens on Thursday 17 August 2017 at 5:00pm and closes on Sunday 20 August 2017 at 3:00pm.

When does registration open?

Registration will open April 1st for Temple of Witchcraft students and members, invited presenters, and vendors.  Registration will open to the general public on May 1st.

What is the cost to attend TempleFest?

Registration Fee (includes all meal)

Adults 18+…………….$175

Teens 12-17……………$130

Children 6-11…………$100

Children <6……………Free

Lodging Options

(Cost is per person for three nights)

Cabin……………………$150

Dorm……………………$125

Yurt……………………..$100

Tent spaces will be limited, and ONLY released for purchase once the above lodging options are reaching capacity.

Is the lodging fee in addition to the registration fee?

Yes. The registration fee includes all meals for the weekend, and the lodging fee is additional.

What information do you have for vendors interested in vending at TempleFest?

The Vendor fee for TempleFest 2017 is $100. We’ll be adding a link soon for vendor applications.

Do you have more information on the lodging options?

Floor plans for cabins and dorms can be viewed at this link:  https://www.sargentconferencecenter.org/facilities.
Cabins house four to eight people and the dorms (Willa Cather, Mary Bethune, and Robert Frost) will hold several dozen people each.  Yurts are large circular tents on platforms; each sleeps six.
All facilities have indoor plumbing, including showers. Some portion of the buildings will be designated as single gender, and we will do our best to allow groups to house together.
Attendees 17 and under must be lodged with a parent or guardian.

Are there bathroom and shower facilities available?

We heard you asking for showers and are happy to announce that the Sargent Center has bathrooms and showers!

Can I bring my children?

Yes! TempleFest is a family-friendly event that includes children’s activities.

Can I bring my pets?

Sorry, but only registered service animals are allowed.

What classes, activities, and rituals are planned?

The TempleFest schedule of events will be announced on May 1st 2017

Can I present a workshop at Templefest?

We are asking that all requests/submissions to present a class or workshop at TempleFest be submitted no later than February 1, 2017. Classes and/or workshops that are submitted and approved will receive confirmation notification after March 1, 2017.
The following link can be used to submit your class or workshop for approval:
When deciding what class or workshop you would like to submit for consideration, please keep in mind that the majority of the event’s attendees will be members of the Temple of Witchcraft community.
If you have any questions about the submission process, please email mercy1976@aol.com.

I want to volunteer! Who do I contact?

Volunteers are always welcome. More information coming soon.

 

Is parking available?

Yes, free parking is available.

What should I bring with me?

We strongly encourage a “carry-in / carry-out” policy. We recommend that ALL TempleFest participants bring:

  • a water bottle; there are water refill stations available
  • sunscreen and rain gear as appropriate
  • bug repellent
  • notebook and pen/pencil
  • snacks
  • a drum for the drum circle (if you have one and choose to participate)
  • a chair

 

Do we bring our own bedding/linens?

You can bring a sleeping bag or bedding, or you can rent a set of bed linens for the weekend for $10.

How should I dress?

We encourage you to attend the festival in your best pagan or faery finery, especially for our ritual celebrations. But comfort is important too, so dress for the weather!

What happens in case of inclement weather?

The festival goes on! You won’t melt, but we don’t guarantee that so bring an umbrella if weather is looking like it might get wet. There are indoor classrooms, as well as outside areas that we will be using.

What is the setting/terrain like?

Nature’s Classroom at the Sargent’s Center has a paved road to the cabins and main classrooms that you can walk on. Cars will not be allowed to drive around while the festival is open. Terrain is still a little uneven getting in and out of cabins, and through the wooded areas to the fire pit and yurts.

What about food?

Food is included in the cost to attend TempleFest.

The meal plan will include dinner on Thursday, breakfast/lunch/dinner on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast/lunch on Sunday.  The menu has not been determined yet, but we will be offering vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options as much as possible.

 

How do I get a TempleFest T-shirt?

TempleFest T-shirt are ONLY AVAILABLE by Pre-order.

When you register for the event, if you would like a t-shirt, please order it during your registration. There will be no opportunities to order a T-shirt after you have registered. Ordering for the T-Shirts closes on or around July 15th 2017 in order to ensure that they are printed and shipped on time.

***There will be NO T-shirts available to buy onsite***

Will bottled water be available?

Please bring your own water bottle. Water will be available at refill stations. If you forget your water bottle, you can purchase one from the Temple Store.

I have physical disabilities. Can I still attend?

Yes! But please be aware that the terrain is grassy and can be slightly uneven. We regret that we cannot make special accommodations, but the land and location of TempleFest impose certain restrictions.

I just want to attend the Lammas ritual on Saturday, is that okay?

The Sargent Center has a maximum capacity of 250 people.  If we do not reach this number by the time registration closes, we will release some tickets to attend the Lammas ritual on Saturday. The cost for only attending the ritual is $25.

What is the TempleFest smoking/alcohol policy?

Smokers, please be respectful of nonsmokers and only use the designated smoking area. If you do bring alcohol to the festival please keep it for your personal use only and be mindful that TempleFest is a family-friendly event. Alcohol and/or tobacco are not permitted at the sacred fire area or in ritual space except for ceremonial purposes as arranged by the ritual leaders. Illegal drugs are prohibited.

What kind of security is available?

Aries Ministry will be providing general security.

Templefest and the Temple of Witchcraft is not responsible for any belongings or valuables left unattended.

I want to plan for next year’s Templefest. What information is available?

We will be updating information as it becomes available.