Earth Skills Falling Leaves Rendezvous 2023 – SC
October 14 - October 20
The Longest Running Primitive Skills Gathering East of the Mississippi
Earthskills Rendezvous is an ancestral skills gathering that happens twice a year in the Southeastern United States. The gathering is a week-long educational camping event where participants come to learn ancient skills, connect with nature, and experience a more community-oriented atmosphere. Join us!
Our focus is top quality instruction in dozens of ancestral and heritage primitive skills such as matchless fire making, foraging for wild edible and medicinal plants, stone tool creation and use, basket making, and wood working just to name a few. After a full day of hands on instruction, evening programs give you the opportunity to join in the revival of the great oral tradition of storytelling around the council fire, or the option to pull up a chair in any of the many camps where homegrown and traditional Appalachian music is played, or the opportunity to answer the call of the drum and dance around the fire under a star filled sky. Striving for cooperation, generosity of spirit, tolerance and harmonious relationships, we welcome the skills, art, music and culture of all human ethnicities.
Classes can include:
Bone and Antler Tools
Weaving and Textiles
Edible and Medicinal Plants
Traps and Snares
Open Hearth Cooking
Clothing and Adornments
Tracking and Stalking
Tickets go on sale August 1!
Earlybird tickets are limited in quantity and tend to sell out fast. Regular price tickets will be available after earlybird tickets.