Event Details

Sirius Rising Festival

Time: July 14, 2014 to July 20, 2014
Location: Brushwood Folklore Center
Street: 8881 Bailey Hill Rd
City/Town: Sherman, NY
Website or Map: http://www.brushwood.com/inde…
Phone: 716-761-6750
Event Type: festival
Organized By: Dept of PMM Artists & things
Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2013

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Sirius Rising 2014

"Celebrating 20 Years"

July 14 to July 20, 2014

“Home is Where the Spirit Is”

Come participate in Brushwood's 20th Annual Sirius Rising festival and enjoy the opportunity to participate in creative expression and personal growth. Sirius Rising is an eclectic week-long festival that nurtures creative and spiritual potential by bringing together, involving and teaching the community. The experience encourages participation in the universal creation process, opening participants to the unique relationship between the Land, the community and the festival at Brushwood. If you are interested in participating in workshops, drumming and dancing around the fire, or simply relaxing with friends or family in the great outdoors, Sirius Rising is the place for you.

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Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 30, 2012 at 11:49am
  • Arriving early? $20/night for Sunday between Sirius Rising and Brushwood SummerFest.
  • Shopping passes are $10 per day, and valid until 6:00 p.m. each day.
  • NEW! Evening/stage passes are $20 for performances at the Large Pavilion, 8 pm to midnight.
  • Prices are subject to change.

Remember to bring with you

  • Dress in layers (hot days and cool nights)
  • Sun screen
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Camping equipment
  • Medications
  • Folding chair or blanket to sit on during workshops and performances
  • Notepaper and pens or pencils
  • Tote for workshops and shopping
  • Some like to bring clothing that celebrates Air (yellow), Fire (red), Water (blue), Earth (green), and Spirit (white & purple), which are honored each day at Sirius Rising,
  • Radio (Listen to Brushwood Radio

Food is available onsite

  • Java Junction
  • Phil’s Grill
  • Wine and Mead also sold onsite

For the comfort and safety of everyone, we don't allow dogs at Brushwood. Please call before your visit for information about kennels in the area where you can board your pet during your stay at Brushwood.

More About Sirius Rising

Sirius Rising has been an event cherished by festival attendees for years. Many good people have contributed to its success and growing popularity. Participation and hands-on activities within a community setting is a major emphasis of the festival.

Each night there is a ritual that honors the elements (earth, air, fire, water) and spirit. This year we celebrate The Hero’s Journey. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the intent of the nightly rituals during daily workshops and will have the opportunity to assist those facilitating the nightly rituals or Saturday Celebration. Everyone is encouraged to be involved. Saturday's Celebration is a culmination of the week's activities integrating each element and sending off our Messenger. Watch for more information

Stay tuned in...all through the festival!

Information, music, live performances and storytelling
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 30, 2012 at 11:48am

Workshops & Hands-on Activities

Over 100 Workshops and Hands-on Activities: Participation encouraged, Mind-Body-Spirit, Arts, Dance, Chi Kung, Fire Dancing/Spinning, Drumming, Sacred Fires, Kids Programs


The Sirius Rising vending fee is $45.00. SummerFest vending fee is $45.00. (Pay $45.00 for Sirius Rising and SummerFest vending fees are FREE.) Regular camping fees apply before Sirius and after Brushwood SummerFest.

See the Merchants information page for sales tax and insurance requirements.

Performances all Week

There's entertainment every evening on the Main Pavilion stage.
Here's the program from Sirius Rising 2011.

July 12
Open Mic Night (all welcome) featuring
Horse Shoes & the Hand Grenade
New Orleans style Jazz and Blues, and southern Bluegrass.
July 13
Coyote Grace
Roots music reinvents itself...both radically progressive and unashamedly nostalgic.
July 13
Rock/Jam Band/Groove…inspired by a higher calling and deep desire to send sincere positive vibrations into the universe.
July 14
Frenchie and the Punk (formerly Gypsy Nomads)
An energetic hybrid of European Folk roots, Punk attitude, World Beat eclecticism and traveling player theatricality.
July 14
Phat Mandee and the Liquitones
Original and classic jazz with just a twist of dementia and comedic burlesque.
July 15
The Mickeys
Acoustic set at The Labyrinth
July 15
Musical Mistress of Myth and Magick.
July 15
Music for the Spirit.
July 16
The Mickeys
Real Celtic Music that Really Rocks
July 16
Saturday Celebration!
Drum and dance all night around the Sirius Rising Bonfire.

*Except where noted, performances are in the Main Pavilion and begin at 9:30 p.m.

Sirius Rising Registration and Fees

  • Adults (12 and over) - $130.00 Monday through Sunday. Sunday departure time is 3:00 PM. Overall pricing is provided in the sliding scale below. A sliding fee will be applied based on your day of arrival (refer to the table below).
  • Weekend only: $50.00 (12:00 noon Friday, July 15 to 3:00 PM, Sunday July 17)
  • Shopping passes are $10 per day, and valid until 6:00 p.m. each day.
  • On site parking for special circumstances is $20.
  • See our Information page for additional fees for electricity use and RVs.
  • These prices are subject to change.

Arriving Monday $130 each
Arriving Tuesday $110 each
Arriving Wednesday $90 each
Arriving Thursday $70 each
Arriving Friday $50 each
Arriving Saturday $25 each
Comment by MEDARD DU ROCHER-BOPE on April 19, 2011 at 5:42am
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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.


Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.


Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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