Full Circle Festival

A Newfangled Stringband Hootenanny


JUNE 22-24, 2018

We are a homemade non-profit music festival held over the summer solstice weekend in rural Nova Scotia. We love music, good food, friendly friends, dogs, children, and dancing in warm summer air.

Full Circle Festival Workshops Schedule 2017

*Supervised children are welcome to attend the workshops*
In case of rain, workshops will take place at the Avondale Hall



Herb Walk with John Cummings: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Meet at the Avondale Hall - Come take a herb walk through the forests of this area with John Cummings, a Clinical Herbalist and herb farmer who runs Green Man Botanicals. After more than 10 years of studying and using our local flora for healing, John will take us for a forest walk where we will identify and discuss uses of our local medicinal plants and how to utilize them. Inspired by our indigenous plants, we will try to focus on traditional uses of those plants that were here prior to European contact. Be ready for a journey into the plant world!


Yoga with Kate Varsava:  10:30 - 11:15 a.m. - Ball Field


Yoga with Shannon Kiely: 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Ball Field


Circus Acrobatics with Mariah Duffley: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. -  Ball Field
Join the fun balancing with one another in a partner acrobatics workshop! Learn from a trained circus artist. We'll help you bring awareness, strength and flexibility to your body.


Fairy Houses with Rena Thomas: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Meet at the Wharf
Let's gather together to make tiny homes for the salt air fairies of Avon River. They love homes made of seaweed, mud and twigs. Let’s find tiny stones and beautiful treasures to guide the fairies to the little dwelling places we will create.


Jungle Jams with Matt Gallant: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Ball Field
This is a big drum jam aimed for kids, but parents and drum enthusiasts usually join in too. We bring in different percussion instruments like steel drums that are big enough for 5 or 6 kids to play at once. If you can pick up a stick, clap your hands or hum along you can discover Jungle Drums!



 Yoga with Rena Thomas: 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Ball Field


Herb walk Andrée-Anne Bédard: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Meet at the Avondale Hall
Join us for a nature walk where we will be looking at plants and learning about herbs that are easy to identify, harvest and integrate in your everyday life as food, teas and first aide remedies. Featuring Herbal "games" for kiddos.


Dance with Sara Coffin: 10:00 - 11 a.m. - Ball Field
A morning stretching, release of tension and fun frolic for adults:  this workshop will be short introduction to some of the guiding principles used in the dance form Contact Improvisation.  Falling, Folding, Rolling, and Flying will be explored. Intended for Adults, however supervised children 10 and older can participate.

Background image by Rebecca Hartery.