Festival of Light                                      

  Two Days of Discovering Mind, Body and Spirit!


November 2nd 10am -5pm

November 3rd 11am - 5pm

 The Forest Recreation Center

1088 Rustic Village Road

Forest VA. 24551

Admission: $5.00 per day or $8.00 for a weekend pass

Ages 12 and under free!

We are celebrating our 12th year this year!!

Join us for another enlightening, fun and informative weekend!

This year we are welcoming new vendors from All around VA., and other states!


There will be lectures both days on a variety of enlightening & interesting topics both days. (TO BE ANNOUNCED) Please refer to the vendor and lecture tab for topics and speakers.


There will be door prizes both days. Win cash by playing the  50/50 raffle twice each day! 


A raffle to benefit the Lynchburg Daily Bread, a local organization helping the less fortunate and the homeless.


Enjoy great home cooked food for purchase both days!


Door Prizes will be announced at the show.

**Entertainment will be announced soon!

Also check out and share the Facebook page; Festival of Light (Official Event Page)

Sponsored by The Forest Ruritan Club.

!!!! DRUM CIRCLE !!!!

Join us in raising lots of positive & healing energy!   

Bring your drums, rattles, tambourines, or anything

that creates a beat. 

 Drumming circle is open for everyone! It will be

 ongoing all day both days and we will try to end at 7:00pm on Saturday

and at 6:00pm on Sunday in respect of people living nearby.

Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on. If you have extra drums,

bring them along for those who may not have one.

In the event of rain, drumming will be cancelled.

**Just a side note: please respect the energy & the Rec. Center rules

and refrain from bringing any alcohol.**

Thanks !!!

***See more After Festival activities listed below!***


Join Greg Burns for the incredible experience of a Sound Healing Bath!

“Sound is the force of creation, the true whole. Music then, becomes the voice of the great cosmic oneness and therefore the optimal way to reach this final state of healing.”
Hazrat Inayat Khan 

Give yourself the opportunity for deep relaxation and deep states of meditation by coming to melt into a Sound Bath experience!

Greg Burns of Metta Vibrations will be offering a Sound Bath experience using only the gong! This will be held Saturday evening after the Festival of Light, starting at 6:00pm. After beginning with some gentle guided relaxation, Greg will use therapy-grade symphonic gong, chimes and more to create an atmosphere of harmonic vibration.

No experience is necessary and participants will simply be encouraged to lay down or sit and relax into the experience of the sounds. Greg will fill the space with sound for about an hour, before

offering time to ground and reflect before concluding the session.

Cost for this session is $25. For payment you can pre-pay here (https://www.paypal.me/MettaVibrations)
or if you attended the festival $20.00 please bring cash on the day of the event. 

A number of yoga mats, pillows, and blankets will be available for use but you may consider bringing your own mat and other items for comfort. Chairs for sitting will also be available.

With any questions or concerns regarding this session, please contact Greg or Metta Vibrations at [email protected] or at (540)649-4803. With questions regarding the Festival of Light, you can reach them here: http://festivaloflight.webs.com/contact-us  

Greg Burns is a certified Sound Practitioner from Staunton VA. He uses Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gong, and other tools to offer both individual and group sound experiences for wellness and transformation. Greg operates Metta Vibrations studio in downtown Staunton, and is also percussionist for touring kirtan band Chakra Khan.