Sassafras Grove Ostara Ritual

Ostara (Spring Equinox) Rite
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Doors Open at 12:00 pm; Egg Hunt Begins at 1:00 pm; Ritual at 2:00 pm
The Ranch Park, North Park (North of Pittsburgh, PA)

Join the Druids of Sassafras Grove for our annual Spring Equinox ritual and egg hunt on Saturday, March 21, 2015!

Ostara is a time of the Earth’s awakening at the beginning of Spring. At this time of year, we honor the Germanic goddess Ostara, associated with the Dawn.


Schedule of Events:

12:00 pm: Doors open

1:00 pm: Egg Hunt begins

2:00 pm: Ritual begins


What to Bring:

* An offering for Ostara.  Common offerings include chocolates, candy, flowers, eggs

* A chair/blanket if you wish to sit during the ritual

* A dish to share at the potluck

* A donation of pet food for Animal Friends’ “Chow Wagon” pet pantry (see below)


While alcohol is permitted at this event, glass bottles and containers are not allowed at this site. Please plan accordingly.  Sassafras Grove expects all guests who choose to drink alcohol to do so legally and responsibly.


Our rites and events are free and open to the community, but we do rely on the monetary donations of those who are able to defray the cost of space rental and ritual supplies. Support your local Druids!


For more information about this event, Sassafras Grove in general, or our parent church Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF), please feel free to email us at

Bright Blessings,

Nick Egelhoff
Scribe, Sassafras Grove, ADF
Celebrating 22 Years of Serving the Gods and the Folk

Chow Wagon

Sassafras Grove supports Animal Friends’ Chow Wagon Program. If you can, please consider bringing a package of cat or dog food (canned or dry), cat litter, food/water bowls, treats, or toys for donation to the Program. Donations must be new and unopened. Chow Wagon serves over 1000 local families by distributing food and toys through food pantries. See  for more information about Animal Friends.

EDIT: Directions to the Ranch House in North Park

To Ranch House:
From McKnight going north
•Slight right onto Babcock Blvd
•Turn left onto Kummer Rd
Keep straight on Kummer Road
Destination will be on the left
North Park Ranch House
10198 Kummer Road, Allison Park, PA 15101

In reverse:
From Ranchhouse:
Drive down Ranchhouse driveway to end
Turn right onto Kummer Road
Keep straight on Kummer Road until it ends at Babcock Blvd
Turn Right onto Babcock Blvd
Continue on Babcock until you reach McKnight Road
Turn Left onto McKnight Road (this points you south)

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