What is the Purpose of the Festival?

There are many theories, stories, 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 those many facets. Our speakers have varied from locals, historians, Native Americans, scientists, spiritualist, and more. We are neither inclusive, nor exclusive. This started as just a one day event in 2009, and was 4-days one year! Help us celebrate the first days of Summer with our annual 3-day festival. We hold this festival in the neighboring field to the east of Serpent Mound, Soaring Eagle Retreat. This gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy the natural ambiance of Serpent Mound separately from the hustle and bustle of the festival.

The Summer Solstice Celebration is to promote the multitude of aspects associated with Serpent Mound, from who made it to how is it used today! Therefore, we are looking for individuals that would be interested in helping us educate the public in areas of…

  • Historical and Ancient Knowledge, Traditional Skills and Crafts, Dowsing, Ley Lines, Archeoastronomy, Archaeology, Standing Stones, Crop Circles, Mound Builders, Artifacts, Stories and Legends, springs, and waterways…
  • Along with the appreciation of nature – bird watching, herbs, wild flowers, native plant foraging, Earth Friendly ways, hiking and more…
  • Along with ways to enjoy Summer!

Who Can Vend?

As a Vendor, we are looking for wears and items that also focus on these topics. We are looking for artisans, crafters, traditional skills people, authors, researchers, and Items that focus on nature, artifacts, herbs, plants, upcycling or repurposing, plus more. Contact us if you are not sure your items will be accepted.


For the first time we had to add 10+ spots and all 70+ were spoken for by the middle of April! Normally, we were still filling spots by June 1st! If we have  already talked with you, then please, continue to turn in your money and/or registration. If we haven’t, we are sorry but you will have to try next year!

What do you we offer our Vendors?

We have several rows of Tents.

Booth Space & a Workshop Slot

We offer a 12×12 Tent space for $65. We also, offer a workshop tent for vendors to share their knowledge by doing an approved 30 to 45-minute demonstration, class, workshop, hike, or concert. You may charge a fee to cover the costs of your workshop, if the public walks away with something in their hands.

No Vendor will be accepted after June 17th, 2021. Since there is still a possibility of this being canceled, there is no late fee deadline. Also, if we do cancel, all fees can either be rolled over to next year or returned. 

We ask that booths be in place and everyone is ready to sell by 3pm on Friday, June 21, 2019. But also, that at 2pm each vendor attends a brief welcome at the main tent.

One can tent camp behind their booth.

Camping right behind your booth.

Primitive camping is offered behind one’s booth. Fire pits can be dug, but patio fire pits are preferred or portable grills. RV’s and campers are allowed, but they may have be set up somewhere other than behind your spot. We have a community area where one can use electric, but only the food vendors and FOSM Tents have electricity. We should have non-drinking water, or a place close by to get some.

Vendors may have their immediate family join them during the festival. Vendors not wanting to attend the festival alone may have no more than two assistance. If camping, all will camp next to the vending site.

Open mic singing and playing.

After Hours Activities

We will not be doing public activities after 7pm. We hope to offer the vendors an experience, as well as, the opportunity to sell. Plus, we want to get to know you, more. Therefore, you can close up by 7 pm and attend the annual Sunset Tours and more. We will get back with you on our complete after hours activities, nothing going beyond midnight.

Ideas we are considering – ghost hike, open Q&A with our speakers, Open Mic, Drumming, lectures…

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.
  • There is to be NO Indian Policing or Politics permitted – All Races, All Religions, All Our Relations
  • 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 will close at dark, no one may re-enter until daylight.



We understand the servility of wearing masks and not gathering in large groups, which is why we canceled the 2020 festival, along with most of our other events. We hope and are planning to hold our Summer Solstice Celebration festival and the Persieds Meteor Shower Viewing. However, depending on the governor’s recommendations in May/June, we may again have to cancel, so please check back to learn more. Until then, we will request masks and social distancing.

Come back in May, to see where the pandemic has us, or stay on top of all our discussions on our Facebook Discussion Group or just like our FOSM Page to just learn about updates.

 Register Online to be a Vender

One may use the form below or download a form to print and mail in…

PDF – SummerSolsticeVendorForm2021

Word Doc – SummerSolsticeVendorForm2021 

Please, SUBMIT the above form BEFORE paying. Thank you.

Pay With PayPal

We will try our best to respond back to you within 24 hours.

Where is the festival?

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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