Harmony Tribe announces new theme for the 2011 Sacred Harvest Festival, Forest Family: Root and Branches Intertwined. New Council says theme changed due to attendee feedback.
PNC-Minnesota spoke with Jude K, Marketing Director of Harmony Tribe, about why the theme was changed and what this means for the festival. Jude says the old theme, Dreaming the Fae, was confusing to some festival goers. He says people didn’t understand what it meant and questioned if enough rituals and workshops focused on the Fae could be created. There was also concern about the precision needed to successfully and safely perform rituals honoring the Fae. “I honor other religions and would not want to disrespect their ways. We thought making people adhere to extremely specific ritual protocol would take away from the joyous and easy going spirit that we try to establish at the Sacred Harvest Festival,” explained Jude. He also said that the Council board wanted to make the festival more inclusive to all Pagan paths.