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Wellspring Festival 2021

Wellspring 2021 is over! Thank you for your interest!

Videos will be posted here soon.

Thursday, May 27 - Monday, May 31

Hosted online from Stone Creed's very own Tredara Hearth Farm & Shrine, Madison, OH


The full schedule includes (all times Eastern):

  • Thursday evening - Opening ritual
  • Friday daytime - workshops from 11 AM - 8:30 PM, including featured presenter John Beckett at 5 PM
  • Friday evening - Blessing ritual
  • Saturday daytime - workshops from 11 AM - 4:30 PM, including featured presenter Diana Paxson at 3 PM
  • Saturday late afternoon - the ADF Annual Meeting at 5 PM
  • Saturday evening - bardic performances in the evening
  • Sunday daytime - workshops from 11 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sunday late afternoon - Main ritual, including the ordination of Gaarick Hamr

Featured Presenters

Diana Paxson

Diana PaxsonAuthor Diana Paxson has been a distinguished novelist and pagan priestess for 40 years. She helped with the early formation of ADF, and remains a lifetime member of the organization. She has been a leading figure in anti-racist heathenry and asatru, including serving as Steerswoman of the Troth from 1999-2002, and continuing to run their clergy training program. She also was a founder of the Society for Creative Anachronism, which started at her home in northern California. Her published works include Taking up the Runes, a detailed guide to learning the Elder Futhark runes, Essential Asatru, a guide to modern Norse pagan religion, and Odin: Ecstacy, Runes, and Norse Magic, a deep look into one of the most complex deities of the Norse pantheon.

John Beckett

Writer and druid priest John Beckett is a Druid graduate in the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (OBOD), a leader in the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS), and has been part of ADF for 6 years. His blog, Under the Ancient Oaks, is updated every 2-3 days. His published works include The Path of Paganism, which walks newer seekers as well as experienced hands through developing a devotional Pagan practice, and Paganism in Depth: A Polytheist Approach, which digs into some of the issues that are experienced by those who have been following Pagan practices for a while.

We also expect a wide variety of presentations from within ADF.

Technical Notes

Wellspring will be held via Zoom. Zoom is available for Windows, Apple, and many Linux desktops, as well as on iPhone and Android phones. It is also possible to connect audio-only by calling specified phone numbers. New Zoom access information will be provided each morning of the festival.

If a Zoom room is otherwise not being used, it will frequently be open for informal discussion and fellowship.

We have reports of Wellspring-related emails being marked as spam. If you are signed up for Wellspring, and are not seeing emails about it, please check your spam folders.


- Full registration price: $25 per household.

If you have further questions, you can reach us at

Additional Information

As with all ADF events, Wellspring affirms and supports full participation in our activities by people of all appearances, backgrounds, orientations, and identities. We expect all attendees to respect each other's boundaries within an atmosphere of Consent Culture, including all forms of touch.

You will see some on-site staff interactions throughout the event. These people are vaccinated or recently tested negative for Covid-19, and also are taking appropriate precautions such as mask-wearing to prevent additional spread of the disease.


Registration for virtual Wellspring 2021 is a flat-rate $25 price for each household.


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