Beltane 2022: Distant Shores

April 21 - 24

What is Festival?

Each year, CMA hosts a Beltane and Samhain festival at Spirit Haven Ranch, a 100+ acre property in Flatonia, Texas. These festivals include four days and three nights of pagan-based spirituality, community, and celebration. You'll find ample open camping, dedicated Sacred Spaces to explore, a welcoming community, and a packed schedule to plan your personal event!

Your days might include morning Yoga, shopping on Vendor's Row, scheduled massages or henna art, workshops on your favorite pagan or occult topics, visiting with guest speakers from diverse paths, seasonal community activities (like the Maypole!) and connecting with a beautiful, inclusive community.

Rest when you can, because the setting sun brings three nights of activities like a featured band, Bard's Fire, community rituals, and a Revel Fire in one of our Sacred Spaces! Bring your music makers, flow toys, and dancing feet, and join our drummers, dancers, fire-spinners, and Revelers in creating another festival of magical memories!

Attendance Requirements

Attendance at all CMA-run festivals requires the following:

  • A current CMA Membership (NON-REFUNDABLE)
  • A valid Event Registration (Refundable up to ONE (1) week before festival)
  • Two hours of Community Service during the event*

* Community Service can be exempted under certain circumstances. Please see the Community Service page for more information + descriptions of types of service

Registration Timeline + Rates

Registration Type

Dates Open

Full Festival

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Adult Early Reg Jan 05 - Feb 04
$65.00
Adult Reg Feb 05 - Mar 20
$70.00
Adult Late Reg Mar 21 - Apr 09
$75.00
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Student Jan 05 - Apr 09
$55.00
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Child: Ages 13-17 Jan 05 - Apr 09 $25.00
Child: Ages 0-13 Jan 05 - Apr 09

------- Free -------

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Saturday Pass - Early Jan 05 - Feb 04 $30.00
Saturday Pass - Reg Feb 05 - Mar 20 $35.00
Saturday Pass - Late Mar 21 - Apr 09 $35.00
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Ticket Rollover Jan 05 - Apr 09

------- Free -------

NOTE: Child registration is an add-on option on the adult registration form.

Wednesday Entry

Some of our members like to show up the day before festival officially starts to get their camp set up and be settled when the events start occurring.

Wednesday Entry is an additional $25 to your registration.

Certain individuals are waived the Wednesday Entry fee, due to serving as sacred space coordinators, previous board members, vendors, and festival staff. Lifetime w/Event Membership holders are also exempt from the Wednesday Entry Fee.

If you are exempted from the Wednesday Fee and are NOT a vendor:

  1. Select the NON "+ Wed Early Entry" registration option
  2. Complete your registration, including payment
  3. Email help@magickal-arts.org to let us know that you need your registration updated to the "+ Wed Early Entry" and why you qualify for the exemption

We will update your registration to include Wednesday Early Entry and waive the $25 after verifying your exemption.

Festival Guide and Schedule

Click the links below for downloadable PDFs of the festival guide and schedule.


Festival Guide

Festival Schedule

Release Letters

Click the links below for downloadable PDF work and school release letters.


Work Release Letter

Student Release Letter

Setup + Teardown Crews

To be considered for approval for Setup and/or Teardown Crews, you must fill out the Google Form for each respective crew below. You must also be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Approval is required prior to being considered part of these teams, and availability can be limited.

Requests to join these teams are part of the "Community Service: 1st Choice" options on the Festival Registration Form. 
You will be required to select a 2nd Choice option, as well, in the event that Setup or Teardown crews spaces are no longer available.

**No one will be allowed to be part of the Setup or Teardown Crews without a current membership, proof of vaccination, AND valid Festival Registration.**

Setup

Setup Crew is responsible for the complete onsite preparation of Festival.

Setup Signups are Closed

Setup runs from Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21. It will be run and managed by Doom, Assistant Executive Director.

Those wishing to attend Setup (not just the Set Up Work-End) will need to select "Setup Crew" as their first-choice community service option during registration. Selection does not guarantee a spot! You will receive a separate email confirmation of your approval to be part of the Setup team, which will contain further instructions & information.

Setup acceptance concludes the same day registration closes (Saturday, April 09).

If you are unable to participate in Setup after being approved, you will be expected to complete community service during festival.

Teardown

Teardown Crew goes through after Festival and breaks down temporary community structures, doing a final tidying-up of the Land.

Teardown Signups are Closed

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Teardown begins Monday, April 25 and will be run by Doom, Assistant Executive Director.

Those wishing to attend Teardown will need to select "Teardown Crew" as their first-choice community service option during registration. Selection does not guarantee a spot! You will receive a separate email confirmation of your approval to be part of the Teardown team, which will contain further instructions & information.

Teardown acceptance concludes the same day registration closes (Saturday, April 09).

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