Welcome- We are all unique individuals and everyone is welcome. Our experiences have been different, we can learn from each other, and tolerance for other peoples opinions opens our hearts.
Generosity- Sharing, gifting, and other acts of random kindness create a homey, comfortable atmosphere. Bring extra and share it with your neighbors.
Participation- This is a great opportunity to meet and make friends and a great way to do this is by doing things together. Join in for workshops, kitchen help, volleyball, Frisbee, hula hooping, hikes, hacky sack, or making bonfires.
Music- There will be music everywhere, so no car stereos. Bring instruments and drums, and join in the jams. If you don’t play, then dance, clap, shake, or sing along.
Art- Arts and crafts demonstrations are welcome. You can trade and sell too. A positive art experience can change people. Healing arts are also encouraged.
Consciousness- We can raise awareness about food, health, spirituality, community and life. Appreciation, compassion, and intuition are fostered by expanding our horizons. The sky is the limit.
Doglessness- We tried allowing dogs and it doesn’t work for our family campouts. Imagine everyone bringing their pets. The farm has a dog you can pet, but if you bring yours you can’t come in.
Cleanliness- Leave no trace that you’ve been here, including bottle caps, cigarette butts, and any other trash. This is a hayfield, so please don’t leave anything in it. Use outhouses, wash your hands, pick up after others, and leave your body free of harmful drugs.
Community- As a community sponsored event, we have no sponsors except for you. We don’t spend advertising money, it is just word of mouth. Lend a helping hand and be a part of the community.
Loving kindness- Love is the natural state. Open your heart, hold hands in the circle, and feel the love energy. We love you. Have fun!
We are an old organic and biodynamic farm, so please:
Enjoy the gardens, but don’t walk in them. Keep gates shut so the cows don’t get out. Use biodegradable soap and don’t use chemicals. Feel the soft soil, pick up on the energy, and enjoy the vibes.
What do I need to bring?
fire toys and fuel (straight kerosene only please for safety),
What if I have no money?
No one turned away for lack of funds. Email me to set up your work trade.
How do I get there? What are GPS coordinates to the farm?
GPS Coordinates: 36.55115 N 85.87627 W
Directions From Highway 52 in Red Boiling Springs:
Turn on Hwy 56 / Main Street into town (Left turn coming eastbound; Right turn coming westbound)
Turn Left by the Citgo station (Market Street)
Turn Left on McClure
Quick right on College and immediate left onto Heady Ridge Road at fork.
Festival is about 2 miles down Heady Ridge Road on the left.
IMPORTANT - DO NOT Follow directions listed on barefootfarmer.com to Long Hungry Creek Farm.
That will get you to Jeff's house instead of the Festival site. (You can go there some other time!)
What should I expect?
The power to transform yourself and therefore the world lies within you.
humble yourself, show up, and practice, practice, practice. No deep transformations ever occurred without some discomfort. Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. Then practice, practice, practice.
Are there any rules?
Not too many.
But some common sense considerations are in order.
No dogs, this is a farm rule.
Make fires in designated area only.
Please, no car stereos.
This is a "leave no trace" event. Please bring a trash bag with you and leave nothing but footprints. Leave the land more pristine than you found it.
Pay what you can, work trade if you can't!