Main Tent Schedule (Tentative)

Friday
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 – Folk Music – Steve Free
6:00 PM – Ghost Stories of Serpent Mound – Delsey Wilson and others
7:00 PM – Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound Park – Jeffrey Wilson
(
Festival Closes for the day)

Saturday

June 19, 2021

9:00 AM – Canoe Tour below Serpent Mound (Maybe)
10:00 AM – Collecting Native Seeds – Chris Kline 
11:00 AM – The Multiple Healing Properties of Plants – Azurea Windwalker
12:00 PM – The Science of Giants: The Bones of Prehistoric Appalachia – Emily Uldrich
1:00 PM – Flute Music – Deborah Brubaker
2:00 PM – Phoenix Rising – Ross Hamilton
3:00 PM –  – Jeffrey Wilson
4:00 PM –
5:00 PM – Music – Zack Kouns
6:00 PM – Native American Drum Demonstration  – Circle of the Sacred Pipe, Inc.
7:00 PM – Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound Park – Jeffrey Wilson
(
Festival Closes for the day)

Sunday

June 20, 2021

10:00 AM – Singing Bowls – Deo Abellera
11:00 AM – 
12:00 PM – Flute Music – Joseph Whitefeather Mato
1:00 PM – 13 Moons Calendar – Yazz Garcia Furguson
2:00 PM – Acustic Guitar Music – Chris Davis
3:00 PM – 
4:00 PM – Seasonal People’s Circle Ceremony – Adam Batson
5:00 PM – Vendors start closing down.
7:00 PM – Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound Park – Jeffrey Wilson
(
Festival Closes)

 

 

 

 

 

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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


 

 

Sunset Tours
at Serpent Mound

Jeffrey Wilson, Local Historian and FOSM President 

The heart of our event. Jeffrey Wilson will lead a group through the park to point out interesting historic facts and to view an astronomical alignments that occur at sunset. Also, learn about the other alignments that occur throughout the year.

Meet outside the Main Tent at 7 pm each day to join the hike.

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. He has spent the last 5 years giving the sunset tours. In 2015 he discovered a new Winter Solstice Sunrise alignment. He has become the local Serpent Mound Researcher. Spend 3 hours, with breaks, learning about the fascinating artifacts found at Serpent Mound and see images of them and learn where exactly they were found, along with some rediscovered facts. (Photo compliments of Don Reed)

Jeffrey will present on Saturday, June 20 at 3:00 PM – 

Jeffrey will also lead the Sunset Tours Around the Effigy Mound throughout the weekend. At 7 PM, meet next to the FOSM tent. 

Jeffrey will also lead the Sunset Tours Around the Effigy Mound throughout the weekend. At 7 PM, meet next to the FOSM tent. 

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!

He will present at 4 pm on Friday, June 18.

 

 

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 Friday, June 19 at 6 pm, 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) will play at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 21.
Yellow Flicker started playing her flutes for over 10 years. 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.

Visit her website.

 

Supporting Organizations Over the Years

The Great Serpent Mound Dowsers

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

Circle of the Sacred Pipe, Inc.

 

Azurea Windwalker

Sacred Site Shamanic Healing Techniques— The Benefits and How-to’s of Personal and Planetary Healing at Serpent Mound and other Power Spots.

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.

Circle of the Sacred Pipe, Inc.

Rama Strong Bear and the organization Circle of the Sacred Pipe, Inc. has helped educate the public on Indigenous drum etiquette and has shared songs and stories taught to him.

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 3:00 PM on Friday, June 21. Visit his tent any time to learn more on the subject of healing.

 

 

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 Fletcher Wilson
Jille’s Jewels
Snappy Pizza
Fair Ridge Farms
Pixie Dragon Soaps

 

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.

Workshop Tent and Hike Schedule

2:00 PM
Saturday
June 19, 2021

Soap Making

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

Tammy Peach

Pixie Dragon Soap

 

9:00 AM
Saturday
June 19, 2021

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. We will see if they are still there or if we can find evidence that they were.

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3:00 PM
Saturday
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. 

EmilyUldrich

Museum Educator 
Southern Ohio Museum

 

9:00 AM

More to come!

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Where is Soaring Eagle Retreat?

Soaring Eagle Retreat is east of Serpent Mound and we ask all of our vendors to come in from the Horner Chapel entrance. The public will come from the Serpent Mound park area. 

375 Horner Chapel Rd., Peebles, OH 45660

1-937-205-0094

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