Maidenfire: A Women + Girls' Festival
April 13-17, 2023
Glen Rose, Texas
Especially when you’re with women who share your passions and values.
Crave deep connection with nature and the sacred seasons.
Want to honor the magic of the menstrual cycle and the blood mysteries.
Raise wild and free children outside of the system.
Question fear-based, medicalized narratives and stand confidently in the truth.
Women like you.
This special spring festival is for women of all ages.
Maidens, mothers, crones.
Throughout the festival we'll have...
song circles, yoga, music, dancing, wise woman workshops, activities and crafts for younger girls, herb walks, ceremonies (including a menarche ceremony for girls who have recently gotten their first period), a surprise Sunday ritual, and
so. much. more.
Join as many activities as you like or just stretch out and bask in the beauty of spring in the North Texas wilderness.
No matter what, you'll come away transformed and ready to be the wise woman leader in your own community.
You’ll be so nourished, supported, and inspired that you’ll have no choice but to share your passions with the world when you get home!
Details & FAQ
What will the accommodations be like?
The festival will take place on a beautiful regenerative farm. We will be camping in a secluded area with several buildings where we'll have workshops, yoga, and ceremonies. There's a pool and plenty of space to play and relax in the sunshine.
What about food?
You have the option of bringing and cooking your own food or purchasing a meal pass. If you purchase the meal pass you will enjoy nutrient-dense meals prepared for you by wonderfully skilled women chefs. If you have strict dietary restrictions or allergies, we recommend bringing your own food. We can accommodate vegetarians and those with gluten sensitivities but, as our chefs prioritize traditional foods (based as much as possible on the Weston A. Price Foundation guidelines) it's hard to cook for those following a strictly plant-based diet.
If you choose to bring and cook your own food, be sure to bring coolers. We will have ice for sale at the festival location. Be sure to purchase a meal pass for each woman/girl who will be eating full meals. Young children are welcome to share one meal pass with each other or their mothers if they cannot eat a full portion.
What is a menarche ceremony?
A menarche ceremony is a way of honoring girls who have just gone through the rite of passage that is their first menstrual bleed. The exact contents of the ceremony will be a surprise, but here is a teaser. Picture this: women, old and young, gathered around you, encouraging you, giving you gifts, telling you inspiring stories, listening to your thoughts and fears. What kind of person would you be if you had experienced this kind of ritual as a young woman?
Spring is the time of the Maiden, when Mother Earth is reborn as a girl full of new life and energy. Just as a young woman going through her first period awakens to her own power, the Earth Mother experiences a powerful surge of new life and fertility at this time of year.
In some Celtic traditions, Maidenfire is celebrated at the end of April with a special fire.
Can I bring my younger daughter(s)? What about my son?
Women and girls (females) of all ages are welcome (infants to elderly!). Males up to age 3 are welcome.
What is the cost to attend?
The cost for women (age 19 and older) is $399. The cost for girls (age 9-18) is $266. The cost for young girls (age 3-8) and 3-year-old boys is $45. Babies 2 and under attend for free.
The meal pass costs $205.
The first 10 women to register get a special early bird deal of $50 off! ($349 instead of $399
What if I can't stay the whole time?
We offer a 2-day pass for women who just want to come for the weekend. This pass is from Friday evening to Sunday evening. The 2-day pass is $199 for women, $117 for maidens, and $33 for girls age 3-8 and 3-year-old boys. Babies 2 and under attend for free.
**Update** Meal pass now available to those staying for the weekend (2-day pass) as well. The cost is the same.
When is the last day to sign up?
Have other questions?
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