Mark your calendars and make your vacation plans because the 12th annual YuleFest gathering returns to All World Acres on Thursday, December 13 through Sunday, December 16.
The 12th annual YuleFest gathering promises to provide the same magical experiences we have all grown to expect of the festivals at All World Acres. The celebration will feature four days of sharing, learning, and having lots of fun in a safe family environment. The days and nights will be busy as always with workshops, entertainment, rituals, drum circles, and vending.
Workshops and Activities
For the past eleven years YuleFest has attracted a wonderful group of people. That is the highlight of the event; sharing with others in a comfortable village atmosphere.
The festival will include a Yule ritual, healing circle, sweat lodge, nightly drum circles, workshops, vendors, camping, entertainment and activities for the entire family.
Wednesday, 12-12-12 is a free day and everyone is welcome to come visit the sanctuary. Even if you are not registered for the event. Gate will be open on Wednesday from 11am-9pm so please come join us. Special holiday meal at 6pm (see registration page for info)
Tales and Tunes on Saturday:
Come join us as Rupert the rabbit learns about the Sabbat of Yule and how
some of the traditional symbols of this season have come to be used in our
annual decorations. Instead of Kyrja reading this particular Rupert's Tale,
though, we'll need volunteers to help read the script for "Rupert's Longest
Night," as we act out the story together!
Our second story will be from a future "Rupert's Tales" title which has not
yet been published, and is sure to make you wish you could have your own
copy to take home right now! As always, we'll have a few things to give
away for those who join us. Bring a chair or blanket and join us for the
stories and songs.
Kyrja is the author of "Rupert's Tales," a growing series of children's
books featuring Rupert the rabbit, who learns about the Wheel of the Year
when people come to the forest where he lives to celebrate seasonal
A Typical Day at an All World Acres
In the morning stroll down to the cafe for coffee and/or breakfast. Outside in the courtyard you'll find many people socializing and planning for the day's activities. Wander into the garden circle where you can enjoy a quiet moment for meditation or exercise. The fire circle is another favorite spot in the morning. Next it's time to check out the workshop schedule. They all sound fun and educational so catch a couple before lunch. After lunch, if it's warm out, you might want to cool off in the mistic garden. Or if you prefer to soak up more knowledge there's always more workshops. The afternoon is also a great time for shopping and you'll find a bustling merchants' row with a large diverse selection of merchandise. In the evening you might enjoy a concert or show in the courtyard or join an impromptu jam session/sing-a-long. The night is also time for drum circle and a visit to AWA is incomplete without experiencing the magic around the main fire. Later in the evening stop by the cafe for coffee or dessert.
First Time Festival Attendees
At All World Acres we have always been proud that many people come here for their first visit to a festival or community gathering. We strive to make everyone feel safe, comfortable, and part of the family. Want to make new friends? You'll find some of the nicest people you're ever going to meet. Want to remain solitary and just observe? There's plenty of room for privacy and everyone's wishes are respected.
The Rising Sun Cafe
The cafe will be open every day of the event. Home cooked meals, drinks, and snacks are available at reasonable prices.
The site for this event, All World Acres, has hosted more than 90 different events over the past eleven years. AWA is a not for profit sanctuary and campground that is supported by the community it serves. All of the work done to prepare and facilitate this event is done by volunteers. Their only compensation is the satisfaction of working in a family-like environment to better the community at large. We hope all visitors will want to "join the family". AWA is located at 4715 Bruton Rd. Plant City, Florida 33565. Admission is only permitted during scheduled events (no drop bys).
Admission prices are for all 4 days and include all workshops, activities, entertainment, rituals, drum circles, and camping with hot showers and flush toilets. The full event price (5 day ticket) for adults is only $35 in advance or $40 at the gate. Cost for youths 11-17 years old is only $10 for all 4 days. Children 10 and younger are free. For those who can only attend for one day a day pass is offered at $15 in advance or will be available at the gate for $20 and good from 9am-9pm (no camping). Gates open on 11am on Wednesday. YuleFest is a fund raising event to help support All World Acres. The money paid for admission is a donation and may be tax deductible. Receipts are available in the Cafe. No cash refunds. Please check registration page for details. Registration
There will be a limited amount of vending space so please register early. The cost for vending will be $10 per 10x10 space in addition to individual cost.
There's always a lot of questions as the event draws near. Click on revolving image to send us an email or for quicker response please call 813-748-0761.
1. It cost less than at the gate.
2. Pre-registered will receive priority in activities that may have space limitations such as the sweat lodge.
3. It makes it easier for the volunteers to prepare for the event.
4. It makes it easier for the volunteers working the registration booth at the event.
5. It provides the funds necessary for event preparation.
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