You’re invited to our 2020 Traditional Weather Harvest Festival!

Called and initiated in the age-old lineage of quiatlzques and quiapaquiz (weather workers in the Nahua native tradition of Central Mexico), we Asheville Weather Workers are a group of people who have devoted our lives to our work with Weather and community. Attend this event to take part in these valuable traditional ways of making relationship with the Rain, Sun, Lightning, Wind and Clouds.
Ancient Native traditions are being revitalized and recognized anew in these times. These ancestral ways have held the balance between us human beings and the world around us for many ages. Now, in 2020, these eternal ways of working with the world can be rediscovered and practiced to unite all of us as a community, as we gather and give thanks for the balanced weather that provides the sustenance for us to live good human lives.
The gifts of Weather are easy to take for granted, unless we face drought or flood. Instead of waiting to be reminded, this year, let's gather on the beautiful, lush land of Sacred Fire Asheville, offer fruits from our harvest, eat and drink together, and express our gratitude for all the good things in life that are so easily lost. This is a way to honor the living world for the gifts that fill our lives every day.
WHEN: 11:30 am on Sunday, September 20, 2020
WHERE: Sacred Fire Asheville, just north of the city of Asheville, NC
WHO: Adults and children are welcome! Please register each person attending.
WHAT TO BRING: Please view these details about the traditional offerings and other items to bring.
Please wear a face-covering when arriving at this event. COVID recommendations will be observed. When you arrive, our event leaders will walk you through a process to ensure we enjoy our time together and prioritize everyone's safety at our event.

Learn more about our tradition in this short video:

 

 

 

 

Harvest Festival Details & Directions

Harvest Festival 2020 Details and Directions

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Details and What to Bring to the

Traditional Weather Harvest Festival

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Please arrive at or before 11:30 am for the ceremony, which goes from 12 noon to around 3 pm.

Learn more about our 2020 Harvest Festival.

Registration is required this year for this donation/free event.

Please register now, as space is limited.

Please bring:

  • Offerings for the Weather Beings.¬† Each person attending, please bring all three of these: fresh whole fruits, cut flowers, and bread. Local is great, if you can find it.
  • Your own water or beverage in a bottle to keep hydrated throughout the afternoon.
  • Food for your own lunch. This year, we will not share a potluck meal, as we have in the past. However, gluten-free beef stew and a vegetarian option will be provided, so that you can choose to share a nourishing cup of stew with us!
  • Clothing to fit the weather throughout the day and afternoon.
  • Family and friends who want to celebrate with us. This is a kid-friendly event! **Please make sure that each person is registered, as our attendance is limited.**
  • Your interest and open heart.
  • If you haven’t already donated, please bring a donation for the Harvest Festival and the beautiful Sacred Fire Council House, the venue for our festival.
  • Your mask or face covering for adhering to North Carolina’s official COVID-19 guidelines. When you arrive, our event leaders will walk you through a process to ensure we enjoy our time together and prioritize everyone’s safety at our event. Learn more about our plans for the safety of everyone attending this event.
Directions to Sacred Fire Asheville and the Sacred Fire Council House and more details will be emailed to you upon registration.

Learn more about our 2020 Harvest Festival.

View photos from last year’s Harvest Festival.