Festivals / Faires
All family members and friends are warmly invited to join us in any of these wonderful celebrations and events.
The Rose Ceremony
On the first day of school, first graders are welcomed into the community by an 8th grade mentor with a rose.
The Michaelmas Celebration
Around October 1st, the community acknowledges the challenge and opportunity inherent in the harvest season. For us as adults, Michaelmas is an ancient festival that celebrates inner courage, and balance, in the time when the outer world is growing darker. Michael the Archangel is ruler of winds and waves and holds the balance that weighs our souls. He has been known in many cultures and by many names throughout history. This festival mirrors other cultures’ fall festivals of self reflection.
The Harvest Faire
Each October we hold a children's fair with games, artisans, music, and Michaelmas Pageant. Especially for the young child, this event is open to everyone: families and friends within the community and beyond. This day of family fun includes live entertainment, puppet shows, story telling, crafts, artisan vendors, the sleeping giant, the fishing game and more. Organic lunch food is available for purchase.
In mid November we have a celebration of the changing of the season to the dark winter. We sponsor a coat drive for a local charitable organization.
This is a day when parents, relatives and friends of the family can come and visit their students, the classes and the school itself.
Festivals of Light
An old tradition of winter; as the sunlight is dwindling, the human soul yearns for light. Here at the school, we look ahead to the very special festivals of light, scheduled for our students and families. Our beloved Spiral or Light, where a glowing path of light in the darkness is created by each student's shining candle, is celebrated in Waldorf Schools and Camphill Communities throughout the world.
In May, we celebrate spring with the May Faire, dancing around the May pole and crowning a May Queen. There are games, music, artisans and vendors. This event is open to everyone: families and friends within the community and beyond. Organic lunch food is available for purchase.