Wednesday, 31. March 2021, NCSU G. W. Hill Forest, Piedmont Earthskills Gathering 2021 at NCSU G. W. Hill Forest, Bahama, NC

from 31. March 2021 - 18:00
till 04. April 2021 - 20:00

NCSU G. W. Hill Forest

NCSU G. W. Hill Forest
United StatesBahama918 State Forest Rd.
Event description
The Gathering is a 5 day, 4-night event that offers in-depth learning for individuals and families. See below for TICKET/CABIN information.

About this Event


PEG will now be held at the NCSU G. W. Hill Forest in Bahama, NC. It is located 15 miles north of Durham. From most locations south and west, the Hill Forest is an additional 15-30 minute drive from last year's event.

This location offers 2700 acres of beautiful forest with plenty of places to setup camp. Other amenities include an indoor commercial kitchen and dining hall, one large indoor classroom, 20 seasonal cabins for rent (if camping in a tent is not an option), two bathhouses and plenty of outdoor classroom space.

Seasonal Cabins are dormitory style and sleep 4. No heat, no AC, but have power and lights. Some with glass/screened windows, some with just screened windows. They are outfitted with two bunk beds, dressers and separate work-space area that includes two desks. Sleep on one side and hang out on the other. Bring your own linens or sleeping bag and a camp chair or mat to sit on. Cabins are centrally located around the bathhouse and a small fire pit.

Cabins can only be RESERVED IN ADVANCE for the FULL EVENT at $100. If purchasing a two or three day event ticket, check at registration to see if additional cabins are available for $25/night.

This educational/enrichment program will be focused on Primitive Living Skills and Homesteading. Top quality instructors will teach dozens of ancestral and heritage primitive skills such as matchless fire making, edible and medicinal plants, stone tool creation and use, ancient weaponry and basket making, just to name a few.

Earthskills gatherings are events where new friendships are forged, old friendships refined, and the empowering knowledge of pioneer, survival, native and traditional primitive skills are shared. These programs give participants the opportunity to become proficient in skills that have helped them redefine life goals and directions as well as broaden their knowledge of sustainable life ways, connection to nature, and the power of community. After a full day of hands-on instruction, evening programs give us the opportunity to join in the revival of the great oral tradition of storytelling around the council fire, or the option to pull up a chair at any one of the camps where homegrown and traditional Appalachian music is played, or the opportunity to answer the call of the drum and dance around the fire under a star-filled sky.

Complimentary breakfast and dinner is offered every day. Campers provide their own lunch.

Tickets are available online until March 31, 2020. Staring April 1, 2020 tickets will be available at the gate. Gate prices are below.

Click here for 2019 Class Schedule. The 2020 schedule will be available soon. Please check back.

2020 Gate Prices 18+ 13-17 8-12
Full Event $315 $1 85 $125
3 Day (72 hr period) $245 $145 $ 95
2 Day (48 hr period) $165 $ 95 $ 65

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1 Day (24 hr period) $ 90 $ 50 $ 30
Full Day-Two Classes $ 85 $ 45 $ 25
Half Day-One Class $ 45 $ 25 $ 15
All Children Under 8 are Free


March Madness 20% discount for Multi-day ticket purchases only. Includes Youth and Children. Purchase by March 20, 2020.

Full Refunds are available until March 1, 2020, and subject to a $25 processing fee for each ***** ticket. Full and Part-time Work Trade registrations are not eligible for refunds. Refund requests received after March 1, 2020, but no later than April 5, 2020 will be subject to review. After that date a transfer of tickets can be considered for a future event. Requests should be emailed to email. Requests will be responded to within 5 days.


At any earthskills event, we like to welcome the well-behaved canine companions of our participants, instructors, staff, and worktraders. We know these animals are important members of your family, so we like to make space for them. Still, please keep in mind that having your pet attend the event with you is a privilege. If you and your dog are unable or unwilling to abide by our doggie rules, you may be asked to remove your dog from the premises.


- Dogs will not be allowed inside any buildings (indoor classrooms, cafeteria or cabins,) unless they are a service animal or emotional support animal.

-LEASH + YOU. Please have your dog on a leash at all times. The other end of the leash is attached to a person. (Or attached to a tree near their owner.) Please stay with your dog. No dogs wandering around without their people.

-NOISE. Howling dogs are not acceptable. Especially no howling dogs left alone in camp for hours, please. It is really unpleasant for your neighbors, and probably for your dog as well. If your dog is a howler, maybe an Earthskills Gathering isn't the place to bring it.

-AGGRESSION. Limit dog on dog aggression and a dog on person attack is completely unacceptable! If your dog is aggressive, please be vigilant and proactive to prevent any drama, or do not bring your dog.

-****. Pick up any dog **** you encounter, even if you don’t think it belongs to your dog. Clean grass for all our barefoot folks and their hand-made things. Bring bags to capture, contain, and dispose of your pet’s excrement promptly. Right after the **** hits the ground, you should be bagging it.


If your dog is bothering someone, we encourage them to come talk to you and try to resolve the issue. So please be open to people approaching you to discuss your dog’s behavior.

If someone’s dog’s behavior is bothering you, please gently and respectfully approach the dog owner and let them know how you would like to see things change. Help them help you. If that fails or if you feel uncomfortable approaching that person, then please report dog issues to the Event Coordinator.


STRIKE 1 - The owner gets a warning to reel their dog in. Event participants have complained about your dog’s behavior. Please take action to correct this behavior.

STRIKE 2 - The owner gets informed that their dog is continuing to cause issues. This is your last chance to correct your canine companions behavior. If we have to ask again, we'll ask you to remove your dog from the event site.

STRIKE 3 - The owner gets asked to remove their dog from the event site now. The person can stay, but the dog cannot. There are several local dog boarding options in the Pittsboro, NC area. The owner is responsible for all costs incurred for boarding their pet offsite.

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