Our 2024 Main Tent Schedule

Thursday

June 20

3:00 PM – Opening Greetings & Who are the Friends of Serpent Mound  – Delsey Wilson 
4:00 PM  – The Storyteller’s Flute – John DeBoer
5:00 PM  – The Nature of Flight! – Ohio School of Falconry  (1.5 hours)
7:00 PM – Festival Closes for the day

Friday
June 21

10:00 AM – Music – Baba Jubal (tentative)
11:00 AM – Shamanic Journeying – Azurae Wildwalker
12:00 PM – Serpent Mound Crop CircleJeffrey Wilson  (2 hours)
2:00 PM Music Crystal Judge
3:00 PMReptiles – Kathi McQueen
4:00 PM – Butterflies & Moths – Chris Kline
5:00 PM – Rare Encounters in Southern Ohio  – John Howard
6:00 PM -Sound Healing, Dance Music, and Drumming – Steven Rutherford
7:00 PM – Festival Closes for the day

Saturday

June 22

9:00 AM – Canoe Tour below Serpent Mound (Hosted by MoonDoggie LIVERee)
10:00 AM – From the Snake River to the Serpent Mound, Story, Song, & Meditation  – Terri  Rivera
11:00 AM – Music – Chris Davis
12:00 PM –  Bigfoot – Dusty Ruth
1:00 PM A Dedication to Stephen Kelley FOSM
2:00 PM Folk Music Steve Free
3:00 PM –  TBA
5:00 PMThe Plains Mounds – Lawrence Greene
6:00 PM – Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, The Expanded Edition – Jeffrey Wilson (may go past 7 pm)
7:00 PM – Festival starts Closing for the day

Sunday

June 23

10:00 AM – Singing Bowls – Deo Abellera
11:00 AM – Serpent Mound’s Pre-Park History – Jeffrey & Delsey Wilson (2 hours)
1:00 PM – John T. Wilson and Serpent Mound – Paul Worley
2:00 PM – The Women Who Saved Serpent MoundJeffrey Wilson
(1 1/2 hours)

4:00 PM – Daniel Wallace & Family at Serpent Mound – Brandy Pointer
5:00 PM – Flute Music – Deborah Brubaker (tentative)
6:00 PM – Community Drumming
7:00 PM – Festival ends

Festival activities

Join us, June 23-25, 2023, as we celebrate the first few days of summer among the foothills of the Appalachia mountains.

Our annual festival highlights the area’s history, heritage, ecology, as well as the multitude of aspects associated with the Serpent Mound Park. The Great Serpent Mound effigy, built by the Ancient Indigenous Peoples, incorporates alignments to the rising and setting of the sun and moon on the solstices and equinoxes. The summer solstice sunset alignment is through the open jaws and across the oval.

There are many theories, stories, ancient knowledge, and unknowns with Serpent Mound. The Friends of Serpent Mound started this festival as a way for the public to share and learn about the many facets of Serpent Mound. Our presenters vary from locals, historians, Indigenous Americans, Scientists, Spiritualist, Musicians, and more. Learn about Serpent Mound and the surrounding area’s history, uniqueness, wildlife, and ecology, along with some fun family friendly summer activities!

Festival Rules


  • This is a family friendly event – there is to be NO alcohol, drugs, guns, or nudity!
  • Children are welcome and must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • There is no smoking in the Main Tents, in the port-o-lets or within the group hikes. There are proper places to put one’s cigarette butts, so please do not throw them on the ground.
  • Dogs are permitted, but must be leashed at all times, next to owner, and must be cleaned up after.
  • The back gate to the Serpent Mound Park is closed. One can use the Buckeye Trail to access the  park during open hours.

 

 

 

Every year our festival seems to have an underlining theme, and this year’s is “FOSM’s 20 years!”

Scroll down to learn more about our presenters.
the WORKSHOP SCHEDULE is here.
It gets finalized closer to the event.

Join us any or every day of the festival, for FREE.
No registration required to attend.
Sorry, we don’t have any public camping.
Visit Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau,
Visitor’s Bureau of Highland County,
or Visit Pike County, Ohio 

 

 


 

 

Thursday Main Tent Schedule

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.

This is a Tentative Schedule and will not be complete until closer to the event.

 

3:00 – 4:00

Delsey Wilson

Executive Director, Friends of Serpent Mound & Owner of Serpent Mound Farms, LLC

Festival Opening and Who are the Friends of Serpent Mound

Wilson will welcome everyone to the festival and discuss the theme of this year’s festival “FOSM’s 20 years!”

4:00 – 5:00

John DeBoer

The Storyteller’s Flute

John has been a working musician, certified music teacher, and performer for a lifetime. Working with 35 mayor label groups. He is also, Certified by NASA to present the Moon rocks, for which he has done 54 times. He is also an Ambassador for Cornell Lab of Ornithology “All About Birds”. He has written seven books, along with writing and producing eight albums of music.

He will play his Flute and tell stories about Nature and Legends. 

5:00 – 7:00

Joseph Dorrian

Ohio School of Falconry

The Nature of Flight!

Come join us and discover the Nature of Flight! As we learn about the many types of raptors (owls, hawks, falcons and buzzards) that can be found around the world, we will explore their unique powers of flight and how each of the do it a little bit differently.

Friday Main Tent Schedule

The views and opinions of the presenters are their own and not that of the Friends of Serpent Mound’s.

This is a Tentative Schedule and will not be complete until closer to the event.

10:00 – 11:00

Baba Jubal

Musician  

Tentative

11:00 – 12:00

Azurea Windwalker

Shamanic Journeying  

More to come

12:00 – 2:00

Jeffrey Wilson

Serpent Mound Crop Circle

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, and also gave a guided sunset tour at Serpent Mound for years. In 2015, he even discovered a new Winter Solstice Sunrise alignment. He has become the local Serpent Mound Researcher.
(Photo compliments of Don Reed)

2:00 – 3:00

Crystal Judge

Music

More to come.

3:00 – 4:00

Kathi McQueen

Reptiles 

More to come.

4:00 – 5:00

Chris Kline

Butterfly Ridge 

Butterflies & Moths

More to come.

5:00 – 6:00

John Howard

Rare Encounters in Southern Ohio

John Howard is a local southern Ohio photographer and interpretive naturalist living in Adams County, Ohio. He is retired from the aerospace industry and is currently involved with research projects studying timber rattlesnakes, hellbenders, and gray foxes.

Join John for a romp through South Central Ohio looking at some of the rare, or at least rarely seen flora and fauna unique to the area. Adams, Pike, and Scioto counties are among the richest counties in Ohio for bio-diversity. We will look at everything from rare plants you can barely see to beautiful but little known orchids to little known small mammals and insects to timber rattlesnakes.

6:00 – 7:00

Steven Rutherford

Steven & the moon live performance and drumming

Sound Healing, Dance Music, and Drumming

Saturday Main Tent Schedule

The views and opinions of the presenters are their own and not that of the Friends of Serpent Mound’s.

This is a Tentative Schedule and will not be complete until closer to the event.

10:00 – 11:00

Terri A. Rivera

Music and Meditation

Terri Rivera Sings With Ravens or Ho Waste Winyan, means Good Voice or Good Talk Woman, In Dakota the name implies you speak the truth and from your heart. She is one of the founders of Serpent Mound Star Knowledge Spring Seed and Water Peace Summit.
She grew up in Idaho along the Snake River and now lives just three miles from the Serpent Mound at the Alternate Universe Rock Shop. Both her home and shop are on the southeastern edge of a five-mile wide impact crater and sits atop a 17.5 km long fault line that is miles deep. That combination emits a constant flow of positive energy. Terri is a Singer/Songwriter and has presented at workshops throughout the U.S. and Mexico she has worked with healers from around the world to hold spiritual retreats in various global locations.
She will share Songs (some gifted to her from the Serpent Mound), Meditation, and Prayers.

11:00 – 12:00

Chris “Flint Eagle” Davis 

Musician & Songwriter 

(Tentative) 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.

12:00 – 1:00

Dusty Ruth

Bigfoot

More to come.

1:00 – 2:00

FOSM

A Dedication to Stephen Kelly

Stephen Kelly is a missed and beloved resident and local historian of Adams County, who also help blaze the majority of the Adams County sections of the Buckeye Trails.

 

2:00 – 3:00

Steve Free

Folk Music

More to come.

3:00 – 5:00

FOSM

TBA

More to come.

5:00 – 6:00

Lawrence Greene

The Plains Mound Group

More to come.

6:00 – 7:00 (or past)

Jeffrey Wilson

Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, The Expanded Edition

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. Learn about the alignments at Serpent Mound.
(Photo compliments of Don Reed)

Sunday Main Tent Schedule

The views and opinions of the presenters are their own and not that of the Friends of Serpent Mound’s.

This is a Tentative Schedule and will not be complete until closer to the event.

10:00 – 11:00

Deo Abellera

Plays Crystal Singing Bowls

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. Visit his tent any time to learn more on the subject of self healing. 

11:00 – 1:00

Jeffrey & Delsey Wilson

Serpent Mound’s Pre-Park History

More to come.

1:00 – 2:00

Paul Worley

John T. Wilson and Serpent Mound

More to Come.

2:00 – 4:00

Jeffrey Wilson

The Women Who Saved Serpent Mound

More to Come.

4:00 – 5:00

Brandy Pointer

Daniel Wallace & Family at Serpent Mound

More to come.

5:00 – 6:00

Deborah Brubaker

Flute Music

Tentative.

6:00 – 7:00

Open to the Public

Community Drumming

Bring your hand drum of choice and join in on this Community Drumming and drum the festival closed.

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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

1-937-205-0094

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