Sat. April 14th, 11:00 am –
Sun. April 15th, 12:00 pm
ReciprociTree Kinsfolk Gatherings:
The Faerie & Labyrinth Festival at The Otto Labyrinth Park
MISSION OF THE FESTIVAL
This event was created to celebrate community, life, folklore, friendship, & the Faeries at the Otto Labyrinth Park located within The Mountain Valley Center in Otto, NC. This has been a magical place of healing, solace, & a source of love and acceptance for many throughout the years, so here we are to honor them! Their garden is also nationally recognized as an authentic Faerie Garden & the labyrinth is nationally recognized as well. -HOW COOL IS THAT?!
The owners, Charlie & Jill Henry, have selflessly served the community for many years by holding gatherings, private sessions , classes, free labyrinth walks, and also through their non-profit organization called The Foundation for Wellbeing, which counsels those in time of need. All donations of the day will benefit all of the incredible things that they do on their land, well deserved! Hip-Hip-Hooray!
We recently had a lovely dinner date with these two fantastic, seasoned healers & they shared their dreams with us about having a conscious living facility of some sort on their land. Whether it be campsites for people passing through looking for some peaceful time in nature, tiny homes, mud huts, or little hobbit homes, they want their beautiful land to be utilized, so here we gather on this day to see the beginning of that dream come true! Our mission for this event is to see years of hope become a reality and come into fruition. That being the case, we want to keep this a beautiful & respectful event, asking everyone to honor their land, & remember why we are there, to sow positive seeds on their land, both physical and metaphorical.
WHAT THE DAY HOLDS
This enchanted and whimsical Donation Based Entry Event is categorized under one of our Kinsfolk Gatherings which are community events designed for like-minded folks of all ages! This one themed, “The Faerie & Labyrinth Festival” held at The Otto Labyrinth Park, is a lighthearted, & Fun, family friendly event with activities created to include everyone. There will be a community based festival throughout the day where people may come for as long as they’d like on a donation based entry fee. There will also be an after hours campout with more entertainment throughout the evening & a drum circle for volunteers, vendors & teachers who wish to stay & connect and network with each other.
The Daytime Merriment Thus Far Shall Include:
*Music & Food
*Healthy Classes & Lectures
*Arts & Crafts (both workshops and vendors)
*Yoga, Dance, Tai Qi, Sound Healing
*Faerie House Building and Faerie Crafts
*Folktales and Storytelling
*Labyrinth presentation and Meditation Walk
*Kids Activities/Family Activities
*Raffles, Prizes, Games, & More!
***If you would like to be a Teacher/Presenter/Vendor/Volunteer or get involved in any way, please let us know, and we will gladly tell you how to get involved!***
-There will also be an opportunity to do a Work-Trade Camp Out on the property where volunteers will be helping build up the property and cut out campsites while having a fun retreat of their own afterwards which will include more workshops, potlucks, drum circles and many other activities! You may also help in other areas as well like arts & crafts, logistics, etc. This is a great way to network & make new friends & contacts. If you would like to participate please let us know (contact info below)
The vending fee for the whole day is $45 and we ask that you bring a dish for the potluck specifically for vendors, teachers, & volunteers. You are also invited to camp out with us afterwards and join in on the after-hours festivities while establishing new networks and connections. Please purchase your ticket in advance and let us know what you will be providing.
Please also bring anything you will need for setting up; tables, chairs, canopy, and any camping gear you will need if you are staying the night. Also any instruments you like to play! Can’t wait to have you!
Here is the Vendor Application Form, and to finish your registration, you can add this event to your online shopping cart (at the top of the page), check out, and Wallah! You are in!
TEACHERS & VOLUNTEERS
Teachers, & Volunteers: Your cost is free! Thank you for coming to help build up this fantastic space by bringing your skills into the mix. We have many different areas where you can get involved so feel free to just reach out to us with any questions. We also ask that you help out the cause by sharing the event via social media or local fliers and getting the word out. Together we can make Magic happen for this place!
Please bring any camping gear for yourselves & family including anything you’d like to sit or lay on during the day, as well as food for the potluck (which is for vendors, volunteers, & teachers throughout the day & eve.) Also, if you play any musical instruments- BRING EM! We love a good jam and are open to it all.
Here is the Volunteer Application Form, please let us know how many will be in your party and if there is a specific area you would like to help in, otherwise we are happy to set you up! All volunteers must be registered so we can keep up with numbers!
Mountain Valley Center & Otto Labyrinth Park
43 Shambala Way
Otto, North Carolina 28763
Half way between Atlanta, GA and Asheville, NC, we are an easy drive from both! Just 3 miles north of Dillard, Georgia, and 7 miles south of Franklin, NC. See
Mountain Valley Center, Otto, NC
Phone: Call or text
Amy Hargis (828) 316-7099
William Rodriguez (404) 456-9932
ReciprociTree Conscious Networking & Events:
Our heart behind these events is to see connections being made, venues being built up with love & encouragement, helpful hands arising, people becoming empowered by the sharing of their skills, and the of goal of creating deeper, and more meaningful relationships.
If you are interested in holding one of these events on your property or would like to participate in them as a volunteer, vendor, teacher, or attendee, please reach out.
Amy & William