March 1, 2022
We appreciate all those who voted and shared their feedback in our recent Facebook and Discord polls about whether or not to hold Fertile Ground Gathering 2022 in person this year. And we know many of you have been anticipating our decision.
We have been paying very careful attention to a number of factors in order to make a decision about how to proceed with the Gathering this year. We have consulted our regular event staff, as well as soliciting the opinions of the medical professionals on the staff, and of you, our Fertile Ground Gathering community, in order to determine whether we believed that holding the Gathering in-person in our beloved park this year was both wise and logistically realistic.
Unfortunately, we have come to the conclusion that, as much as many of us would love to be able to get together again in that space that has become so sacred to us, we cannot in good conscience do so at this time. There is still too much ambiguity with the state of COVID, and too many disparate viewpoints on what level of precautions would be sufficient to allow us to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone who attended.
So it is with great regret that we are announcing the cancellation of FGG 2022 as a live event. We are considering plans to hold another virtual event as we did last year, but that is not yet a fully-realized plan; we will post more information regarding that option as Beltane approaches.
We are deeply sorry that we had to choose this decision; we want to return to the park as badly as all of you do! Please keep hoping and praying that we will be able to come together once again in 2023.
Fertile Ground Gathering is an annual Beltane festival celebrating since 2008, and takes place at one of the historic cabin campgrounds at Prince William Forest Park, in Triangle, VA.
Our volunteer team puts together a rich, powerful, rejuvenating celebration that has become a much anticipated annual retreat for many in the region and beyond.
Each year we create an integral experience around a central theme, and all our workshops, rituals, activities, and even performances are designed to come together to bring the Vision to life.
We are excited to do it again every year, and we always look forward to seeing new and familiar faces at Beltane!
Prince William Forest Park
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The in-person event for the 2022 Fertile Ground Gathering has been cancelled. More details in the center section of this page.
Check this space and follow us on Facebook for updates about our virtual event.