Sierra Madrone Grove, ADF

Welcome to the internet home of Sierra Madrone Grove, ADF!


Sierra Madrone Grove, ADF (SMG for short) is affiliated with and sanctioned by Ár nDraiocht Féin

(which is Irish Gaelic & is pronounced “arn ree-ocht fane”, and means “Our Own Druidry”), or ADF,

which is an international organization devoted to creating a public tradition of Neopagan Druidry.

This grants our Grove 501c3 nonprofit status.

Sierra Madrone Grove, ADF was founded in the Sacramento, CA area in March 2004,

and is a fully chartered ADF grove.


Join us for our next ritual!


2015 Ritual Schedule

Imbolc - Sunday, February 1
Spring Equinox - Sunday, March 15
Beltaine - Sunday, April 26
Summer Solstice - Sunday, June 21
Lughnasadh - Sunday, August 2
Fall Equinox - held at Sacramento Pagan Pride. Date TBD
Samhain - Sunday, October 25
Yule - Sunday, December 20

We assemble at 3:30pm, and ritual begins at 4p sharp.
We do not close a circle, so you are allowed to arrive late;
we simply ask that you join us quietly.

We'd love for you to bring a dish to share in one of our famous post-ritual potlucks,
but no one will be turned away from the table for lack of contribution;
you'll find that our spread is always impressive and delicious,
and many food sensitivities are regularly taken into account.
Also, if you wish, feel free to bring a personal offering for any Ancestor,
Nature Spirit, or Deity of your choosing. We welcome you to pray at our good fire!

Where: Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento (UUSS)
Room 11
2425 Sierra Blvd, Sacramento, California 95825

You can find us in Room 11, which is around the back to the right,
& all the way at the end of the parking lot - look for our green & white sign;
don't forget, ritual begins at 4p sharp. Hope to see you there!


Eight Winds 2015

Sierra Madrone has secured a location for Eight Winds 2015,
and will be hosting the annual western ADF festival!

It will be held July 23-26, 2015 at Blue Mountain Event Center in Calaveras County, CA. 
This is a very back to basics event, and the registration fees are reasonable--$30 for adults,
$20 for children 10 and over, and children 9 and under are free. It is a camping event,
but there is a stage, a barn for workshops, several fire pits, flushing toilets, and a shower.

There is no meal plan; however you are free to bring and cook your own food
or purchase meals from the retreat center. The retreat center will be charging between $5-$8
for breakfast and for lunch, and $8 to $10 for dinner.

For registration, please Paypal and indicate how many are attending. 

Workshop proposals for the festival are now being accepted; please e-mail Victoria (
for more information or to submit your own proposal.

If you would like to volunteer to assist in festival planning, please e-mail Sean (



If you have any questions about ADF, Sierra Madrone Grove and our rituals/activities,

or neopagan druidry in general, feel free to send us an e-mail! :)



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