What To Do Labor Day: Wild Goose Festival

What To Do Labor Day: Wild Goose Festival August 10, 2012

What Are You Doing Labor Day Weekend?

In just three weeks, families and friends will gather for the standard Labor Day humdrum around cookouts, picnics and street-side parades. But a few will experience something entirely different than any other Labor Day celebration they’ve experienced before.

Wild Goose West.

The west coast version of the Wild Goose Festival, a 3-day celebration of justice, spirituality, music and art, is making it’s debut at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Corvallis, Oregon this year on August 31-September 2.

So consider the perhaps long-forgotten road trip. An adventure on Amtrak or Geryhound. A journey into ride sharing. An impulsive ticket buy via Expedia or Travelocity. And plan a stand out Labor Day Weekend experience you and your family and friends will remember for life.

There are ticket package deals for child add-ons, single parents with kids and 4-person family units, as well as students. And camping out is hard to beat at just $10.

Need some extra insight into what you’d be getting yourself into? Check out the photos, videos, articles and blog posts from Wild Goose East–the North Carolina version of the festival held this past June.

Look, read and listen about how Wild Goose East invited people into something significant and then please, come be a part of the memories like these that will be made this Labor Day.

Get your tickets, still available for a limited time at advance rates, here.


Photos from Colin Wishart

Photos from Lauren Pond

Photos from Sojo & Cathleen Falsani

Storify from Steve Knight

Pinterest from Steve Knight

Photo slideshow from Scott Griessel

Wild Goose Photo Log


David Crowder performs Open Skies

Psalters Fire Dance

Beer & Hymns

Beer & Hymns 2

Ric Hordinski & Over the Rhine

Phil Madeira Performs Mercyland


Wild Goose Takes Off As Cornerstone Wraps Up by Greg Horton, Religion News Service

It’s Difficult To Be Cynical by Jordan Lawrence, Indy Week

Wild Goose Festival: The Good and Not So Good Parts by Amy Youder McGloughlin, Mennonite World Review

Wild Goose: Heaven, Our Answer to Hate by Frank Schaeffer, The Huffington Post

The 10 Things I Learned From the Wild Goose by Cathleen Falsani, Sojourners

Wild Goose Features Beer & Hymns, Jim Wallis, Occupy by Billy Hallowell, the Blaze

Wild Goose Festival:  A Safe and Sacred Place by Hugh Hollowell, Sojourners

Wild Goose 2012: An Exercise in Mindfulness by Christian Piatt, Huffington Post

A Musical Review of Wild Goose 2012 by Andrew Williams Smith, Sojourners

10 Things I Learned at Wild Goose Festival by Jana Riess, Religion News Service

Finding Our Social Location at Wild Goose by Jeremy John, Sojourners

Heat, Hope & Hootenanny by Andrew Williams Smith, Sojourners

Traveling With An Atheist to the Wild Goose Festival by Bryan Parys, Sojourners

Blog Posts

Daily Recap of Wild Goose East

Ian Cron’s Reflections on the Festival

On Becoming A Post-Cynical Christian: Reflections on Wild Goose East

Jesus, Bayard Rustin and Walter Wink

When I Was Dead

Wild Goose Recap

How The Wild Goose Festival Cured My Heebie Jeebies

A Final Gander

6 Great Take Aways from the Wild Goose Festival

Cornerstone Folds, Wild Goose Soars

Wild Goose 2012 Review

A Recap of the 2012 Festival (East)

What I Noticed At Wild Goose

Christian Heavy Metal Bands Gather at Wild Goose Festival

Things I Learned While Doing Nothing at the Wild Goose Festival

Kickin’ Back at Wild Goose

No Goose In Sight

Partner Websites

Reflections from Jericho Books

Photos & thoughts from Mustard Seed Village

Favorite Moments from Wild Goose via Patheos

Our Kind of People via the Pacific School of Religion

Reflections from Bread for the World under the North Carolina Sun


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