Lughnassadh Rite and Games

Saturday, August 6, 2016
Games Begin at 1:00 pm; Ritual at 4:00 pm
Lakeview Grove, North Park (North of Pittsburgh, PA)

Join the Druids of Sassafras Grove for our annual Lughnassadh ritual and games on Saturday, August 6, 2016!

Our rite will honor the Irish god Lugh, the Lord of Skills, as he is wed to the Lady of Sovereignty, the goddess of our land, our rivers, and our community. We acknowledge the first harvest by celebrating the work of the Grove on our 23rd anniversary and asking for the blessings of the royal couple on the work of our own lives.

Schedule of Events:

1:00 pm:  Games begin

3:00 pm: Snack break

4:00 pm: Ritual begins

5:30 pm: Potluck picnic

What to Bring:

* Offerings for Lugh and the Lady of Sovereignty. Particularly appropriate offerings include something that showcases your skills or first fruits from your garden/local market.

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

* A dish to share at the potluck picnic

* An entry for the cooking/baking/brewing competition, which could also serve as your potluck dish (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! Tickets will also be available for our wall hanging raffle, so bring some extra cash if you’d like a chance to win this gorgeous, handmade item.

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,

Nicholas Egelhoff
Scribe, Sassafras Grove, ADF
Celebrating 23 Years of Serving the Gods and the Folk

Directions to Lakeview Grove

Enter North Park via McKnight and Babcock Boulevard; Turn east off of McKnight onto Babcock. Follow Babcock onto Pearce Mill Road; Turn Right (uphill) onto North Ridge Road; follow North Ridge Road uphill past many smaller groves.  Lake View Grove will be on your left, near a crest in the hill. There is ample graveled parking, but the Grove itself is not visible from the road.  For a map, please visit the Parks Web site at:

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