Samhain Spirit Trail
Bring your feisty pixies and haunting ghouls! It’s time for our fifth annual Samhain Trail! The veils are thin and we are celebrating in old world fashion with a guided walk through the mystical woods. This year we are teamed up with Catamount Institute, bringing our nature-loving environmental stewards into the celebrations with proper respects!
Register and get involved:
- REGISTER for the event. Please register even if you are a volunteer.
- SPONSOR the event to have your business or organization’s information at our event.
- UPDATES are on the Samhain Trail Facebook Event page.
- Come to the October 27th Pumpkin Fundraiser Donation Page.
- DONATE to support the Samhain Trail.
- Email Us.
- Go to our Facebook Events Page to look for the next volunteer meeting (September 24, October 8 crafting, October 15, October 22).
- Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to get updates on this and future events.
Samhain Trail Information
Along the path, you’ll find enchanted storytellers and bards, ready to help you see the coming year, send wishes to the otherworld, hear of the fairies, and hear about or participate in cultural traditions from Europe and the Americas. Every stop will have a gift for each child to take home with them (bags provided). Costumes are encouraged, the more nature-based, mythical and fantastical, the better! You are trying to fit in the with spirits of the dead and the land who are wandering at this time, after all.
After the trail walk, we will enjoy desserts and traditional sweets, brought by our participants, music and warm drinks by the fire. We will not have a dinner potluck after the trail, so plan accordingly if you do not attend our volunteer potluck prior.
This is a community event! We expect all participants to contribute in order to make this fun event a wonderful experience for all. We ask that everyone bring the following, as their means allow:
- Dessert / sweet treat item (homemade even better!)
- A flashlight (or lanterns are great for ambiance, for adults only)
- Warm layers
- Ancestor pictures/items for the ofrenda/altar (optional)
- Donations, as you’re able
We expect an adult from each party to remain with your respective little ones on the walk.
Volunteering in some capacity during or before the evening is what makes this event affordable and manageable. We need station attendants, people to stay with the food, folks to help with cleanup and setup, and help on Friday for the pumpkin carving. We will be posting a Signup Genius where you can sign up for volunteer positions. There will be a volunteer potluck prior to the trail walk from 4-5. Please get in touch with us about volunteering.
Please also participate or contribute to our pumpkin-carving event on Friday, Oct 27th. We provide the pumpkins and LED tealights, you provide carving! ($10 donation per pumpkin) This gives our trail more ambiance, gets you a pumpkin with time still for Halloween, and gets us more funds to give your kids gifts along the path. More information will be posted on the separate pumpkin carving event.
sponsor the trail
Do you or someone you know want to sponsor our event and let our attendees know you’re out there? Sponsorship allows you to have information about your business or organization at the event, either as informational materials only or as a table in the indoor space at the event, depending on sponsorship level. Sponsors donating at least $25 can have information about themselves at our event. Please contact Keria if you would like more information.