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SolarbrationCome Play Like Pagans
at the 15th Midsummer Gather: A Solarbration!

June 21-28, 2015
Eagle Cave Campground
Blue River, Wisconsin

Do you hear the ticking of the clock?

Yes, folks, we've already got the dates in place, and our theme, and now we've got our AWESOME logo!

Our basic registration forms are available below, and we have great plans for a better online system.

Pssst! Did you hear about our Discount Program?
For every additional new adult you bring to the gather ("new" = has not attended in the past three years), you get a $10 discount from your own registration fee! And if you bring in 10 new folks, your $135 registration is FREE!

Time Until The 2015 Gather:
Get your reservations in soon!





As we looked back at the past couple of years, we realized that we needed to ENCOURAGE our "Weather Spirits" to cooperate with our gather schedule. While we always strive for balance and "equitable distribution," we also found ourselves discussing how to dry out our gear and arranging for the use of the Lodge for our workshops. So this year, we're encouraging our Solar Source to gently smile upon our festivities: a celebration of solar energies -- A Solarbration!

Our rates are $135 for the week. Check out our rates, check out our amenities, check out the fun we've had and are planning for more. Check out the vacation schedule at work, and start planning NOW.

Stop by the programming schedule to find out what GREAT things we've got planned this year!

Additionally, there will be music, a brew judging contest, instructive workshops, an assortment of rituals, morning coffee at Rick's Café, cool stuff from friendly merchants, LOTS of fun & frivolity, drumming, dancing, storytelling of tales both true and tall, and a general good time. And all this while supporting the Twin Cities Pagan Community.

What would YOU like to experience at our gather? We would LOVE to hear programming suggestions from you. Would you like to present a workshop? Would you like to present a ritual? Do you have some amusing/awesome talent that you'd love to have folks encourage? Do you have tales to share around the campfire? The tales and talent are serendipitous, but if you'd like to be a presenter or ritualist, please contact

We're definitely among the best values for week-long camping gatherings - for only $135 (adult full-week; less for youths 11-15, free for under age 11, and that INCLUDES your Earth House Membership!), you'll have a full week in a lovely, shaded, professional campground, with all the amenities (see below). Along with that if you get your registration in before May 8, 2015 you will get this year's logo on a t-shirt FREE!! They will be available for purchase along with you registration, please indicate how many you want and include that with your payment!

And did you notice that Discount Program? Bring some folks along and get a discount on your full-week registration!
* Terms of Discount: We offer a discount from YOUR registration for each new adult you bring for a full week's attendance. If you get 10 new adults to register, your registration will be considered paid in full. The requirements of this discount are:
• The new person(s) must pay an adult's full-week rate and the payment must be received before you will be credited the discount.
• Only one person may claim the same individual.
• They must be a person who has not attended the Earth House Gather in the last three (3) years.
• They must know you are using their name (we
will ask) and understand that ONLY YOU get the discount.

Remember, we cannot accept registrations at the gate, and we can only fit 150 folks into the campground! So as soon as they're ready, grab those registration forms and get your registration in!

Still not sure?
Compare us to other festivals!

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Links to State Highway Road Reports:

(Really! Check these before you get on the road!)

Weather forecast links

(most useful starting around Memorial Day)


The Weather Channel

Weather Underground



North Dakota
South Dakota

We suggest you set your travel budget at $5/gallon. If it's less than that, you'll have more to spend with the merchants or at the Silent Auction!

1 - Select and download/SAVE the right version of the form for you.
**Save the BLANK form on your computer.** This is important! Do NOT use the browser-based viewers. If you need to, use the right-click/"save link as" method.

(Save it > Print it > Fill it out > Mail it.)


MS Word (DOCX)

If these don't work for you,
Please contact our webcrafter:

2 - Fill out the form.

3 - Arrange for Payment. Either:

Go to our PayPal page and pay online. --- OR --- Write out a check or money order.

4 - Mail the hard-copy (registration form, check, or both) to:

Earth House Gather
PO Box 8063
St. Paul, MN 55108

The Earth House Midsummer Gathering
is where you can have fun with others who share Earth-reverent beliefs.
This will be a week of celebration and of sharing,
of learning
and of honoring one another's unique rituals and talents.
Meet new people, learn new ways, and
play like pagans!


*Beautiful, Shaded, Magical Campgrounds
* FULL Electrical (RV & Utility) hookups at each campsite - FREE!
* Locally-harvested firewood provided - FREE!

* Potable water hookups at each campsite - FREE!
* Hot Showers and flush toilets available 24/7 - FREE!
* Daily Ice Delivery at, and Garbage Pickup from your campsite!
* Shuffleboard & Volleyball
* Miniature Golf and Guided Cave Tours are also available.

Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.
Payments may be made through PayPal via our email address (on the registration form), or by check/money order.

~~HONORED GUESTS (currently scheduled)~~


Estelle Daniels
Astrologer, Tarot Reader, and Noted Author
Even though she has studied psychic and occult subjects since childhood, Estelle Daniels has only been around the Pagan Community since 1989. Author of “Astrologickal Magick” and co-author of “Pocket Guide to Wicca” and “Essential Wicca.” Estelle travels throughout the Midwest going to festivals, giving talks and generally hanging out with fellow Pagans. She lives in Minneapolis, and is always glad to give talks to groups, covens, classes and generally whoever listens. Estelle has her own website, with a number of great articles.

And THIS year ... Estelle and Peggy and Bill McDowell (her publishing partners) will be discussing the trials and tribulations of self-publishing, as their recent experience has challenged their ingenuity and perseverence.

And BETTER YET ... She will have copies of her book (the picture on the far left) and introducing her very own fresh-from-the-printer Tarot Deck (the picture on the near left).

Christopher Kirkpatrick (tentative)
Environmentalist and Educator
Executive Director of The Prairie Enthusiasts, a nature conservation group based in the upper midwest, Chris is enthusiastic about being out in nature with a bunch of fun-loving, ecology-supporting folks. He is also a connoisseur of brews and imbibables, and has kindly consented to lead the judging of our Brewing Contest, and will be leading most of us in some sing-along silliness.



(Currently Scheduled to Appear)

Annie A2Z
It’s outrageous! It’s hilarious! It’s Annie! (There is no way to describe her!)
Well, yes, there is: for many years, Annie Zimbel's been keeping us in stitches informally in between the Tarot Readings.
Well, now she's gone "pro" with appearances On Stage and with her own comedy act.
And she's AWESOME!

Ben McDowell
(Talent seems to run rampant in the McDowell family.)
When he's not serenading us with his wit and wisdom on his guitar, Ben uses old-school tech
to make funky fresh beats, and he will lay them down for us!

We the Heathens

We the Heathens
Once again, We the Heathens will be joining us to perform on OPENING NIGHT!
Show up on Sunday set up, then to relax, just grab a bite at our Welcoming Taco Dinner, and kick back with this rising group, for an evening of their non-traditional music, self-described as Folk Punk from the Northwoods.
Their Facebook Page




Naturally, a Midsummer observance, plus many more:
Do you have a need for a private ritual?
We can accommodate!

We have 'em!
Working with Energy
Working with Healing
Working with Nature
Working with Problem
Working with Tools
Working with Bureaucracy
(Well, what do you expect? They are WORKshops, after all... [grin])

How to get over it. How to keep the bad stuff out. Having fun. Finding your way.

We will have kids' stuff.

We have even more than that!
Seriously! What more could you want?

Details for the above are listed on the Schedule Page







Folks selling Cool Stuff.

Got some Cool Stuff to sell? Bring it along!
There's no additional fee for merchanting.


Silent Auction:
Historically, most of our merchants and many of our participants have donated items for our Silent Auction. Really, this has been a significant addition to our Community Center Building Fund.

In 2014, we brought in OVER $600 in Silent Auction Proceeds - A NEW RECORD!

Our 2015 Merchants (so far):
(Alphabetically listed. Most vendors will take cash and checks only - the "interwebz" coverage is spotty at best)

Awakened Aquarius: Handmade wire-wrapped and woven jewelry. Includes various metals, semi-precious stones, leather and thread.

Bridget’s Field Farm: An eclectic mix of merchandise, from beadwork to crystals to sarongs to totems. Stop by and browse! (You know that really good selection of sarongs last year? We've added to it for this year!)

Cat and Mo, Stuff to Go: Wooden art work by Mo and by Cat, some ritual clothing.

Enchanted Boutique: Half the storefront will be hauled from White Bear Lake to Eagle Cave so you may peruse and purchase their Enchanted Wares.

Jester Studios: Head Jester Peggy will be attending again and vending her origintal artwork. This year's T-Shirt design will be available as an art print, as well as previous designs. "Our Lady" collages, Star Trek and Dr. Who ... and Roller Derby round out the "pretty pagan" stuff. Our site will be up on the hill by the cabins this year, so be sure to stop by!

Mainstreet Homestead: Selling home made goodies, practical stuff, & artsy stuff. Some goodies: dilly beans, pickles, jams, jellies. Also laundry detergent, herbal healing salve. For artsy folks, we will be selling Jeanine's hand made, hand painted bird feeders from gourds, and more (her Tree Spirits are AWESOME!).

My Favorite Boutique: Serving the pagan community since 1992. Books, jewelry, ritual items and more. Come see Auntie Estelle’s newest goodies. ESPECIALLY ... come see her recently publishe book and tarot deck!

Tarot by Annie: She's fun, she's talented, and she knows her Tarot cards. REALLY!

Underhill: Hand-forged and hand-made items.

Wolfie's Den: Hand Crafted Crafty Stuff and General Merchandise

Fun & Frivolity
The Annual Pot Luck Midsummer Feast and
Pot Luck Barbarian Feast
and the Third Annual Welcoming Taco Dinner.
Bonfires, Drumming and Staving, Chanting and
Singing and Dancing!
We have some family-friendly activities planned!
And you never know if, where or when Bill the Cat will make an appearance.

Photos from Previous Years

Keep an eye right here for updates on what's happening in 2015!
We're always looking for new ideas - if you've got something to share, we're listening!

It's time to have a little fun!
Share a week with like-minded people in a relaxed atmosphere.
Learn, Party, Feast and Worship!

Hope to see you all there!

The Earth House Project, Inc. is a tax-exempt, non-profit, volunteer community effort to build a resource center in the Twin Cities area for people of all nature-reverent spiritual paths.

Only with your help can we bring this dream to life

Last Updated on
May 13, 2015
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