Hawkfest Alabama

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Date:
April 7-10, 2016

Cost:
$50.00/person age 15+ for whole event (14 and under are free).

Schedule:
Thursday:
9:00 pm - Bardic Circle: Come share a song, dance, story, poem, reflection, whatever your heart desires or just sit, drink, and listen.

Friday:
4:00 pm - How to Make Fire Poi (materials provided, donations appreciated to cover costs) - by Lost Bill
5:00 pm - Beginner Poi - by Lost Bill
6:00 pm - Irish Dancing: Very basic jigs for beginners - by Rowan Kerr
7:00 pm - Wine & Cheese Meet & Greet: Please bring wine, cheese, crackers, spreads, etc. to share
9:00 pm - DRUM CIRCLE

Saturday:
10:00 am - Beginner's Yoga for Old Fat Folks (bring yoga mats!) - by Capt'n Craig
12:00 pm - Polynesian Dance & its Ritual Roots - by Danielle Born
2:00 pm - Beginner drumming - by Kira
3:00 pm - Tarot - by Donna
4:00 pm - Beginner Poi - by Lost Bill
5:00 pm - Basic Hooping - by Linda Kerr
6:00 pm - Irish Dancing: Very basic jigs for beginners - by Rowan Kerr
8:00 pm - Intro to Pyromancy: Using a sacred fire like a crystal ball - by Wizzard K. Pinkie Pie
9:00 pm - DRUM CIRCLE

Vendors:
The Gypsies Stash - Jewelry, hip scarfs, barefoot sandals, and more
An All Spiritual Place - Sarongs, clothing, dolls, and more.
Wendy Hood - Various homemade items
Kristine Poe - Tarot card readings

Address, Map:
Roxanna, 2975 County Road 71, Camp Hill, Alabama, 36850

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Directions:
From I-85 Near Auburn, AL:
Take Exit 58 off I-85 and go West on Hwy 280. After about 7 miles from the interstate, you'll see a Chevron Station on the left, and Hwy 147 to the left (goes into Auburn), and just past this, Hwy 147 going right. Stay on Hwy 280 another 7.5 miles (14 miles from the interstate). At mile marker 94, a small road intersects Hwy 280 - turn left here. There is no street sign! But there is a small power substation on the right corner, and a white fence on the right. Turn left onto this unnamed road. Once you turn, you'll see a sign that says "Tallapoosa County 9." After a couple of miles, you'll see another sign that says Lee Rd 073 (the road gets better here). After another 1.3 miles, Lee Rd 072 joins this road from the left, and the road you're on becomes Lee Rd 072. Next you'll come to a fork in the road (this is 4 miles from Hwy 280) with a dumpster in the fork - bear left at the fork onto Lee Rd 071.
Roxanna is 2.9 miles past the fork, on the left, and 6.9 miles from Hwy 280. Look on the right for a homestead with a white fence with mailbox #2550, and Roxanna is directly across from there.

About the Site:
Roxanna, located about 20 miles northwest of Auburn, Alabama, is a beautiful, highly spiritual, raw piece of land, with woods, a few clearings, and huge expanses of exposed bedrock. It is a truly magical place, that has been loved by many over the years. This 30 acre site offers primitive camping, and has basic electricity and running water (in the main area only), and the world's most awesome hot showers. There is plenty of room for camping, and parking space for 75-100 people. Roxanna is very secluded and private, yet within a 30 mile drive of civilization. There is a nearby locally- and Pagan-owned convenience store (Kerr Corner) which offers the basics; larger stores are about 20 miles away.

Site-Specific Rules:

Site Waiver: By attending festivals or events held at Roxanna, you agree to abide by all stated rules. You also agree to hold harmless the owners of the site of Roxanna, the organizers and staff of the festival or event you are attending, and all its representatives, from all claims, actions, expenses and demands in respect to injury, loss or damage to my person or property, however caused, arising in connection with your participation even if the same may have been contributed to or occasioned by the negligence of the owners, the said body, or of any of its representatives.

Legal Stuff: All attendees must abide by all state and federal laws. There shall be no drinking or possession of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21. Illegal substances are absolutely forbidden by any and all attendees. Don't use drugs at Roxanna; don't even bring them. Any infraction of mundane law, i.e., theft, threat to or endangerment of others, etc., are grounds for immediate expulsion from the site, and possible arrest, if appropriate.

Firearms are not allowed at Roxanna any time before, during, or after the event.

First Aid: Roxanna does not provide medical or first aid for any event. The Rental Organization is responsible for providing any first aid supplies or medical personnel required for the event. Roxanna or property owners will not be held responsible for inadequate or improper medical care that is provided during rental period. The nearest hospital is East Alabama Medical Center, 2000 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801; (334) 749-3411.

Camp Fires: Assuming there is no burn ban in place, personal camp fires are allowed in the common areas, but not on the rocks or in the woods. Fires must be attended at all times. Extinguish fires completely with water when leaving them. All fires that are in grassy, mowable areas must be contained and off the ground, and all items such as rocks, bottle caps, and other trash must be removed after the event. For campfires, please bring your own firewood. Also, please practice common sense with your fires, and don't build a huge roaring fire and then leave it unattended.

Dead trees: There are several dead pine trees on-site. Please be aware of these when parking and placing your tent, as they can fall without warning, and cause serious injury or damage.

Roxanna is private property, and is NOT open to the public in any way, form or fashion. Rental of Roxanna for an event, or attendance at an event, does NOT provide access to Roxanna at any other time, or for any other reason. Permission must be obtained from the land owners in order to visit. Payment for and attendance at any festival or event does not provide you access to Roxanna at any other time or for any other reason. You may register to camp, depending on availability, for $10/person/night.

The rocks here support a very fragile eco-system. Please respect this by not driving on them, and by stepping lightly, if at all, on the lichens and other plants on the rocks. Please don't carry glass onto the rocks. Be careful walking barefoot; there's glass on the rocks, briars on the roads, and prickly pear everywhere.

DO NOT DROP CIGARETTE BUTTS ON THE GROUND! Put them in your pocket or an empty bottle, but make sure they wind up in your trash, not on the ground. Please respect this land as you would your own.

Trash: There are no common trash cans at Roxanna. We follow a Leave No Trace ethic, where each attendee is responsible for removing his/her trash and taking it home. The dumpster down the road is legally only open to residents of Lee County who have paid the garbage fee; if caught putting trash here, you are liable to steep fines. The festival/event organizers may choose to pay to have the Roxanna staff remove trash at the end of the event; if this is the case, ALL TRASH MUST BE BAGGED, and be put in a common area for easy pick up.

Roxanna has running water at the top of the hill, and hot showers. Please take brief showers, so that the propane tank is not emptied. Festival organizers will be charged for excessive propane use.

Electricity is VERY LIMITED. There is a charge of $5/day per plug for electricity, payable to the event organizers; please do not plug in campers or RVs, as the system will not handle the load. If the electricity goes out, the well pump goes out, which means no running water.

If you don't like to camp, there are reasonably priced hotels within 30 miles, in nearby Auburn and Opelika. Do a Google search for hotels in Auburn & Opelika, AL, and you'll find plenty.