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Summer Solstice Celebration – Peebles, Ohio – My Experience

This post documents my experience on June 18, 2022.

Just off of Horner Chapel Road, through this opened gate…

…festival goers were able to drive to the Soaring Eagle Retreat for a Summer Solstice Celebration.

Here, tents and tables lined along two large aisleways…

…where festival goers could talk with local archaeological organizations…

…and get up close to see their impressive findings…

…learn more about the Buckeye Trail (Buckeye Trail Assocation)…

…chat with the experts about local Bigfoot expeditions (BFRO)…

…get a demonstration on how to graph paw paw trees (NAPGA)…

…and shop among all sorts of vendors offering everything from blankets to walking sticks…

…from crystals to Tarot decks…

…colorful art, home decor (1 Creative Direction)…

…handmade jewelry (Jille’s Jewels)…

…and services that include Chakra Checks, Tuning Fork Therapy…

…Tarot card readings (Fairhaven Tarot)…

…and quite a bit of Reiki (Loretta Buckley/Pellucidity in Life).

A large tent was set up…

…where festival goers could listen to presentations, like this one on Caves and Arches of the Serpent Mound (Adam Batson)…

…or enjoy live music via acoustic guitar, singing bowls and flute (Dancing Bird Flutes).

Of course, the Serpent Mound was also nearby…

…but, since this gate was closed at the end of the festival grounds…

…you could make your way to the Buckeye Trail…

…where you could follow the path…

…that led directly into the park…

…and right to the Serpent Mound…

…where there was a paved pathway that circled the entire serpent (the overlook tower wasn’t open, unfortunately).

After the stroll to the mound and back, it wasn’t a bad idea to treat yourself to a Kombucha at the festival (Fair Ridge Farms)…

…or maybe a meal at the Indigenous Chef

…where you could get a fry bread taco in all sorts of ways.

I got fry bread on its own with an order of pork tamales…and they were delicious.