Time: June 9, 2017 at 5pm to June 11, 2017 at 1pm
Location: Central, NJ
Website or Map: http://www.handsofchange.org/…
Event Type: festival, sumerian, faire, renaissance, ishtar, innana, babylonian, new, jersey
Organized By: Ariel Ganshmi
Latest Activity: Apr 4
The Hands of Change coven presents Ishtarfest: SumerFaire 2017 for the weekend of June 9th through June 11th, 2017.
Throw off the cares of the modern world and immerse yourself in Babylonian culture and worship for the weekend with us! Join Hands of Change for a weekend full of workshops, classes, a full moon ritual, a drum circle, a wedding feast and more!
Ishtarfest's SumerFaire focuses around an episodic ritual drama that tells the story of Ishtar's marriage to Tammuz and her descent to the Underworld. Certain scenes from the ritual drama will be presented during the festival.
This festival is in honor of Ishtar (also known as Inanna and Astarte) which introduces you to the Babylonian pantheon, helps you learn a little about our Pagan roots in the fertile crescent of Mesopotamia and fills you with festivity and delight.
Ishtarfest will be held in Central, NJ. Upon completing the registration, if registers do not have the address, it will be given if asked.
Children are welcome and there are activities for people of all ages!
Ticket prices are (per person) :
$75 for the ENTIRE WEEKEND.
$40 for a Saturday only pass
$15 for Youth aged 12-17
Children under 12 are FREE!
Here are some of the hightlights:
- Friday night will be an outdoor full moon ritual and fire circle at 7:30 and a drum circle at 9 p.m.
- Saturday begins at 9 a.m. with classes, skits, worship, rituals, vendors and more. We will have a sumptuous wedding banquet prepared by Sidori, the Innkeeper at the End of the World at 5 p.m., and a number of activities throughout the day for the kids. A food vendor will be available on Saturday to purchase Middle Eastern and American food.
- Sunday we have more classes, skits and a closing ritual.
Whether you decide to camp with us for the whole weekend, or just come on Saturday, we look forward to seeing you! Please register via our website!