Main Tent Schedule

June 18, 2021

3:00 PM – Opening Greetings and Serpent Mounds Lost History Hike – Delsey Wilson 
4:00 PM  – Bigfoot Investigations in Ohio and Kentucky – Dusty Ruth
5:00 PM – Flute Music – Joseph Whitefeather Mato 
6:00 PM – Ghost Stories of Serpent Mound – Delsey Wilson and others
7:00 PM – Festival Closes for the day


June 19, 2021

9:00 AM – Canoe Tour below Serpent Mound (Maybe)
10:00 AM – Collecting Native Seeds – Chris Kline 
11:00 AM – Herbs for Immunity and Plant Spirit Medicine – Azurea Windwalker
12:00 PM – The Science of Giants: The Bones of Prehistoric Appalachia – Emily Uldrich
1:00 PM – Remote Sensing Archaeology at Serpent Mound: A Review (2 hours) – Jeffrey Wilson
3:00 PM – Phoenix Rising – Ross Hamilton
4:00 PM – The Battle of Grassy Run – George West
5:00 PM – Music – Zack Kouns
6:00 PM – Native American Style Drum Demonstration – All Nations Drum
7:00 PM – Festival Closes for the day


June 20, 2021

10:00 AM – Singing Bowls – Deo Abellera
11:00 AM –  Folk Music – Steve Free
12:00 PM – Peace Pilgramage to Serpent Mound – Cave Wizard
1:00 PM – Flute Music – Deborah Brubaker
2:00 PM – Acoustic Guitar Music – Chris Davis
3:00 PM –  Native American Style Drum Demonstration  – All Nations Drum
4:00 PM – Archeoastronomy of Serpent Mound – Jeffrey Wilson
5:00 PM – Seasonal People’s Circle Ceremony – Adam Batson (Vendors may start closing down)
6:00 PM – Musical Fusion Group – Crazy Flute
7:00 PM – Festival ends





Join us at our FREE, open air festival.



COVID-19 Concerns






The thoughts and opinions of each presenter, are their own and FOSM does not support or promote only one view, but offers an opportunity and platform for people to share their thoughts, experiences, and theories and let the public discern what feels right to them.



Presenters and Entertainers



Listen to our radio interview with Matt Hilderbrand, at WRAC, about this year’s festival. Enjoy!                     

Sunset Tours
at Serpent Mound 

Jeffrey Wilson, Local Historian and FOSM President 

The heart of our event has been about the sunrise and sunset alignments. Over the years, Jeffrey Wilson has lead many a group through the park and pointed out interesting historic facts on the way to best location to view the astronomical alignments of the sunset. Due to the new park hours set in place by the park owners the Ohio History Connection (OHC), no tours will be given this year.


We would like to welcome the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee

Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee a 501c(3) living history organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of southwest Ohio in general and to commemorate the Battle of Grassy Run that took place on April 10th, 1792, fought by white settlers, led by Simon Kenton and Shawnee Indians, including Tecumseh. They demonstrate skills practiced by the settlers and natives to enable them to survive in this land they and we call home. Demonstrations like spinning and weaving, tin punching, weapons usage, blacksmithing, rope making, cordage, wood sawing, quill making, Our Constitution, and more.
They educate the public through attending other’s events and by hosting Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous each April in Williamsburg, Ohio.

Their President, George West will give a presentation of the Historical Battle of Grassy Run on Saturday at 4 pm.


          These two images are from Heritage Days.          

Jeffrey Wilson

Jeffrey Wilson, President, Volunteer and a founding Board Member of the Friends of Serpent Mound. With a Master of Science and a double major in English Literature and History from Eastern Michigan, Jeffrey’s lectures bring a scientific approach with a refreshing side of Native American mythology. He has been researching Serpent Mound for over 10 years, along with giving the sunset tours. In 2015 he discovered a new Winter Solstice Sunrise alignment. He has become the local Serpent Mound Researcher. 
(Photo compliments of Don Reed)

Jeffrey will present on Saturday, June 19 at 1:00 PM – Remote Sensing Archaeology at Serpent Mound: A Review (2 hours) and Sunday, June 20 at 4:00 PM – Archeoastronomy of Serpent Mound


FOSM President & Serpent Mound Historian, Jeffrey Wilson


Dusty Ruth

Dusty Ruth attended Southern State Community College and Ohio State University. He was employed as an investigator for 25 years and administrator for 11 years. Now retired, he serves as a Field Investigator for the Bigfoot BFRO and the Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research. He will discuss some of his investigations in Ohio and Kentucky. One that was not far from Serpent Mound!


Steve Free

Steve Free an internationally known singer/songwriter/recording artist who draws upon his Native American & Appalachian roots through songs and stories to educate and entertain audiences of all ages. Enjoy his talents on Friday, June 19 at 5 pm. Free is an Award Winning Internationally Acclaimed singer/songwriter and recording artist. He has won numerous Music Industry Awards including 9 ASCAP Awards and a Grammy nomination. 

In 2008, he won The Governors Award For The Arts as the #1 Artist in his home state of Ohio. In 2009 he was nominated by The Kentucky State Senate for his contributions to Appalachia and his Native American (Shawnee/Cherokee) roots. He has over 60 songs on the charts and named ” Best American Folk Artist ” of 2019, by LUX Life Magazine in London. Visit his website. (Photo compliments of Steve Free)


Emily Uldrich –
The Science of Giants: The Bones of Prehistoric Appalachia

Southern Ohio Museum & Cultural Center – Museum Educator 

Emily Uldrich is the Museum Educator at the Southern Ohio Museum & Cultural Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. The museum houses, in public trust, the Wertz Collection of over 10,000 prehistoric Native American Artifacts, mainly from the local Mound Building Cultures. Every piece in the Wertz Collection is on display in the Art of the Ancients exhibit, and museum galleries are always admission free.

In her presentation The Science of Giants: The Bones of Prehistoric Appalachia, Emily Uldrich, Southern Ohio Museum & Cultural Center’s Educator, explores the myths, legends, and evidence surrounding the identity of North America’s prehistoric Mound Builders.

Joseph Whitefeather Mato

Joseph Whitefeather Mato is a recording artist, flute maker, and storyteller with Lakota heritage. Joseph has been with us for several years and we are always happy to have him back! 


Enjoy his beautiful flute music on Sunday, and visit his booth any time during the festival to received teachings on playing the Native American flute and purchase one of Joseph’s handmade flutes.

Debbie Brubaker (Yellow Flicker)

Debbie Brubaker (Yellow Flicker)  started playing her flutes over 10 years ago. She has played at fundraisers and nursing home and group homes. Since then she has gotten “The Seven Sacred” Chakra Healing Flutes and plays healing music at SunWatch Flute Festival, WolfCreek Native American Gathering, Healing Fairs, VA Hospitals, the Gift of Light, and Victory of Lights.


Supporting Organizations Over the Years

The Great Serpent Mound Dowsers, ASD Chapter

The Staff at Serpent Mound Park

Shawnee State Park

Buckeye Trails Association

North Country Trail

Archaeological Society of Ohio (Multiple Chapters)

The Alternative Universe

Ohio Brush Creek Herb Guild

Independent Crop Circle Research Association

Intertribal Native American Learning Circle, Inc.

Circle of the Sacred Pipe, Inc.

All Nations Drum

Bigfoot BFRO

Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research

Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee


Azurea Windwalker

Azurae Windwalker is a Shamanic Healing Artist and Nature Spirit Energy Medicine Practitioner who has for 40 years worked with the ancestors, angels, and nature spirits at many sacred places for the healing of her students, apprentices, for the sacred sites and for Mother Earth.

Ross Hamilton

Ross Hamilton, author and long time researcher and supporter of Serpent Mound. Born in New York and a University of Cincinnati alumnus, Ross Hamilton is a writer and researcher currently specializing in piecing together ancient North American prehistory with a view toward understanding the hidden heritage of the American continent for its future spiritual advancement.

Ross’ book, The Mystery of the Serpent Mound, represents a 12-year research effort to correlate the main body of the teachings of the ancient Mystery Colleges to the shape and design of the famous earthwork. He also authored ‘A Tradition of Giants’ about the race of mound-building giants of North America, and Star Mounds: Legacy of a Native American Mystery. Ross has appeared on several television shows including Ancient Aliens, America Unearthed (with Scott Wolter) and In Search of Ancient Giants (with Jim and Bill Vieira.)

Zack Kouns

Zack Kouns is undoubtedly one of the busiest and most insightful individuals in the realm of contemporary music, Zack Kouns works in capacities such as bandleader, performer, author, visual artist, film maker, researcher, prankster, and composer.

Amazingly, the musical stylings between each body of Zack Kouns’ work vary considerably, in no small part due to the wide assortment of tools with which he develops his songs. As a multi 


instrumentalist, he plays tenor and alto saxophone, harmonium, electronics, duduk, guitar, violin, clarinet, vocals, trumpet and banjo along with other devices to bring about what Kouns describes as Death Jazz, Modern Liturgical, and Apocalyptic/Hermetic music.

Besides music, he also has a passion for living off the land and will share some of his knowledge on edible wild native plants and their health benefits.

All Nations Drum

John SpottedHorse is the Lead Singer of the All Nations Drum and Drum Keeper. He will help educate the public on Indigenous drum etiquette and share songs and stories taught to him.



Shop our Vendors

FOSM Booth
The Great Serpent Mound Chapter of ASD
Little Blue Dragonfly
Serpent Mound Books and Press
Appalachian Healing Arts Collective (WV)
Loving Healthy Farms
Heads Up Trading Company, LLC
J&J Farms
Dragonfly Kisses
Dancing Bird Flutes
Deborah “YellowFlicker” Brubaker Flutes
Author Charles Fletcher Wilson
Jille’s Jewels
Snappy Pizza
Fair Ridge Farms
Pixie Dragon Soaps
Tensor Rings

M’hae Designs
Vicky Graham
Wonderland Tie Dye

Scott R Aleshire’s Kaleidoscopes
The Gaia Den

Kinred Artistics
Fairhaven Tarot


White Crow Studio
Stella Urban
Deirdre Chandler
Catie Singing Eagle
Hidden Ohio Map & Guides
Energy Balancing Therapies
John Weathers
 Natalia Nekrasova & Amy Benson
Missy Clark
Moon Flower Designs
McQueen’s Charming Art
Elyse Sharkasi
Everett “Patches” Patch
Aron Scholls & Cheyenne Clawson
Mark Burden
Jeannette Anderson
David McAfee
Into My Mystics
Cyndy Burg
Rain Spirit Designs
Sarah Eikum
Enchanted Emporium
Donna Harriet
Farm Sweet Farm
Gracious Farm
Lifted Reiki
Rita Carnevale, L.M.T.
Mindful Creations, LLC
Crazy Flute (Sunday)


Deo Abellera

Deo Abellera is a member of the Great Serpent Mound Society of Dowsers. Along with volunteering many hours throughout our community here in Adams County. He loves sharing his enjoyment for Singing Bowls. He will do a demonstration at 10:00 AM on Sunday, June 20. Visit his tent any time to learn more on the subject of healing.

Cave Wizard

This Sunday at Noon we are delighted to welcome artist Cave Wizard to the Summer Solstice Celebration. Cave Wizard selected Serpent Mound as his destination for his peace pilgrimage in the style of Peace Pilgrim’s walks for peace beginning in the 1950’s. Cave Wizard began his walking journey on April 23, 2021 on St. George’s Day from the Peaceatorium in a Ballston Spa, New York near the Vermont Border. He arrived at Soaring Eagle Retreat this week on Monday after walking nearly 700 miles. Cave Wizard will talk about his pilgrimage of peace and his art which you can preview at:



Chris “Flint Eagle” Davis

Chris “Flint Eagle” Davis, songwriter and musician, retired teacher and poet. Graduate of OU and WSU. Munay Ki initiate and follower of Star Knowledge, and the same time a down home Kentucky boy who’s lived most of his life in Ohio.



He will performance some of his original songs including a discussion of how and why these songs were written. Many of the songs represent remembering a lost time or family history or personal experience. Some are “Song Visions” written spontaneously. He will talk about and share his most recent song preformed at the closing ceremony of this year’s Serpent Mound Spring Seed and Water Peace Summit.



Crazy Flute

Crazy Flute is a musical fusion group made up of Jack “Flute” Holland and Keith “Professor” Talley, two high school best friends who share a life long love of music and formed in 2015. Dana “Phoenix” Holdren (Flute’s wife) fills in on percussion and hand drum when the Professor is unable to attend. Our musical style is a blending of world tribal rhythm and North American native flutes to create a unique sound and listening experience. We perform as street musicians (busking) around the Chattanooga, TN area and perform at events all over the US and internationally. Crazy Flute has won multiple national and international music awards across our five albums and is proud to be a member of the Recording Academy.

Workshop Tent and Activities Schedule

Be sure to check out Grassy Run’s Pioneer Encampment, they have free hands on demonstrations and activities for the family.

June 19, 2021
June 20, 2021

Education Tent – Broom Making and Gourd Crafts

Be sure to check out our 20×40 White Education Tent. We have artifacts displays, antiques toys and guns, and representatives for local organizations. John Martin will give you a hands on demonstration on making broom grass brooms or gourd crafting. Or watch as he teaches someone else. 

John Martin



9:00 AM
June 19, 2021

Self guided Water tour along Brush Creek

This section of Brush Creek has large limestone cliffs and outcroppings, among a variety of wildlife, flowers, and trees. For many years, a family of beavers lived in the southern section of our tour. An Eagle or two have been seen hunting along this section of the creek. Please be responsible. The public access point is on the west side of the Ohio Brush Creek at the State Rout 73 bridge.

Bring your own Canoe/Kayak and PFDs and enjoy the water with others.

No lead.


12:00 PM
June 19, 2021

Metal stamping

Make and take brass tags or pendants. Fee to be determined. 

Stella Maris

Stella Urban


1:00 PM
June 19, 2021

Soap Making

A 2-hour class to learn how to make soap in a crock pot. 

Tammy Peach

Pixie Dragon Soap


3:00 PM
June 19, 2021

Make Pigment Paint 

A family friendly visual art activity that connects with the Southern Ohio Museum’s prehistoric Native American artifact exhibit where we use sandstone and shale to make pigment paint. The rock paint will then be used for face and body paint. However, this type of paint can be used on canvas and other mediums. 

Emily Uldrich

Museum Educator 
Southern Ohio Museum


4:00 PM
June 19, 2021

Medicine Pouch or Bundle, what are they & their purpose?

Learn more about a medicine pouch is worn around one’s neck, to keep treasures, sage and/or tobacco in to offer at sacred places and times to ancestors. A Bundle or bag you use for ceremony. 

Dr. Catherine McNabb 



5:00 PM
June 19, 2021

Spiritual Herbs

Use of herbs throughout time for spiritual purposes. In churches, synagogues, cathedrals, wooden huts, caves and tipis we have used our brothers, the PlantWorld, to assist us for centuries.

Vicky Graham 



6:00 PM
June 19, 2021

Herb Formulation – Blending Tisanes & Tinctures

Learn more about Tisanes, a caffeine-free herbal tea, and tinctures, a concoction made from soaking parts of the herbs in alcohol or vinegar. 

Crystal Judge 

Gracious Farm


11:00 AM

Morning Yoga

Morning Yoga

Joanie Boyle

The Gaia Den


12:00 PM
June 20, 2021

Indigenous Style Drum Workshop

Learn songs and ways of the drum. 

John SpottedHorse

Lead singer of the All Nations Drum and Drum Keeper


1:00 PM
June 20, 2021

Healing the Womb Rite

Healing the Womb Rite, is being passed down from the lineage of the ancient Laika Medicine people of Peru through the Four Winds School of Healing the Light Body School. This Rite is offered in this traditional Medicine Wheel Sacred Space, for healing a woman and her experiences via her uterus. Men are invited to share by drumming in support around the inner circle of women, as well and for healing their own birth trauma.

And of course we all come together in respect to our Mother Earth; Pachamama.

A simple yet powerful rite, can be nurtured as time goes by.

After this beautiful ceremony is received, it can then be given and shared by all the women who attend.

Rita Carnevale, L.M.T.   

Licensed Massage Therapist, Shamanic/ Natural Healing Facilitator, Energy Worker, Transformational Dance Facilitator, Ceremonialist


2:00 PM
June 20, 2021

Sees Stars Native Stories

Dressed in Traditional Iroquoian style attire, Missy Clark as Sees Stars , weaves the tales and tells the stories of the Iroquois. From within her story tellers pouch come several from her repertoire some allegorical some humorous and some historical.

Missy Clark as Sees Stars

First Person Interpretation


3:00 PM
June 20, 2021

Crystal Usage Through History

Learn about how Crystals have been used since the beginning of civilizations as medicine for the people. How vibrational therapy works with crystals and how easy it is to tap into it crystals. Also, learn a little about Marcia Vogel and his studies with quartz, and finally how you can use your breath to activate the energy of quartz.

Amanda Palmieri 

Lifted Reiki


Where is Soaring Eagle Retreat?

Soaring Eagle Retreat is east of Serpent Mound and the Ohio History Connection has asked that all of our participants come in from the Horner Chapel entrance and park in our field. One can assess Serpent Mound park via the Buckeye Trail during Park hours. 

375 Horner Chapel Rd., Peebles, OH 45660


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