A Spring Experience in the Appalachian

This is your open invitation to attend the 13th annual Festival of Inspiration in the beautiful Appalachian hills of the New Vrindavana community in West Virginia. This yearly spring festival runs through Mother’s Day weekend and has been inspiring devotees around the world for 13 years.

The dates this year are Friday May 10th, Saturday May 11th and Sunday May 12th  2013 with Kirtan beginning on Thursday Evening May 9th 2013.

Special guests include Radhanath Swami, Danavir Goswami, Bhakti Marg Swami, with exciting presentations and workshops from  Ambarish Dasa,  Vaisesika Dasa,  Laxmimoni Devi , Achuytananda Dasa , Dravida Dasa,  Manoram Dasa,  Krishna Priya Dasi, Krishnanandini Dasi ( the Grihasta vision team ) and many more spiritually advanced Vaishnavas. Join us and learn how to hot yoga.

The festival begins early Friday Morning with Mangal Arati and the first presentation starts at 7.45am. Friday Evening’s Maha Kirtan will beginning at 7pm with many dedicated and experienced kirtaners joining us.

There will be exciting entertainment on Saturday night which will include Bhakti Marg Swami’s world famous Drama Troupe, inhouse muscians, songstress and Comedy duo Tulasi Priya and Ekendra and the extraordinary Bharatnatyam from Anapayini and the Bhaktikalayam Dance Troupe.

Festival of Inspiration features world class international Krishna Prasadam by our fabulous second generation cooks Govinda, Bhava and Team with special guest cooks Shankar Dasa , Srila Prabhupada’s “ flower boy ” and Gouranga Prasad from Gainesville Krishna House.

We look forward to seeing you and serving you soon.
The Festival of Inspiration Team.

 

 

 

Welcome to the Offical Website of Festival of Inspiration

Join us and be part of the 13th Annual Festival of Inspiration. Beginning May 10th through May 12th.

 

For Inquiries please contact

  • Mother Malathi : 304-843-1600 ext 128
  • FOI & NV in general: 304-843-1600 ext 120

 

 

Festival Fee

Basic Festival Fee for all adults is $165.

Includes all sessions, workshops, and presentations as well as breakfast, lunch and lite dinner through-out the festival (except Sunday when there will be a sumptuous feast and therefore no dinner).

Accommodations are separate and not included in the Festival Fee.

  • Children up to age 6 are free.
  • Children from 7 to 12 : $51
  • Age 13 through 19: $99
  • Senior citizens: $145.50
  • Age 20 on up: $165

All payments can be made by advance on this website using Paypal or a credit card.

Pay online in advance  by Pay-pal and receive a free Festival of Inspiration T-shirt!

Full time temple devotee rate and full time student rate (with valid student ID) – please call 304 845 9591

T-SHIRT NOTICE!

  • All pre-registered ADULT attendees, who have paid the FULL festival fee ($165) will receive a FREE festival T-Shirt. (We cannot guarantee your size, but you will receive a T-shirt)
  • All pre-registered partial/discount registered adults, students and children can get a discounted T-Shirt for $6. Otherwise the T-Shirts are $15.

REFUND POLICY

  • Cancellation fee of $15 per person apply to all cancellations
  • No refunds after 12 noon EST on May 10th 2012

UPDATE!

  • See the schedule online under the “Schedule” section on the website To pre-register, call 304 843 1600, or pay with Paypal
  • There will be a dedicated facility with guided activities at no extra cost for children age 3 and up during all presentations.
  • We will once again feature world class international Krishna Prasadam by our fabulous second gen cooks.
  • Regarding accommodation:  Due to a new lay out, there are less beds available in NV.
  • The good news is that there are new hotels in the area, such as Microtel Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express and  Econolodge in Triadelphia.
  • Presently, there are seven off site cabins available. These facilities are nice and modern, deal for larger groups or families. They are 12 -15 minutes ride only. They must be prepaid at time of booking however with no cancellation refund after May 5th. Call for further information  & booking.
  • On site camping is allowed and welcome. There is a $5.00 per day fee to cover use of bathroom/ shower facilities (we have to buy water for this event).
  • Campers are allowed. Without hook-up, no charge. With electrical hook-up, $5.00 for duriation. If you will use our showers, $5.00 per day.
  • There are several new campsites for vehical campers in the area but we cannot vouch for any of them so it is at your own discretion if you choose to go outside.

 

Accommodation Update

There are a few off site cabins remaining. They are suitable for larger parties of 8 to 16 persons. They are 12 – 15 minute drive from Temple and are very good accommodations. For these, please call Mother Malathi: 304-843-1600 ext 128 or the Palace Lodge for details. They must be paid in full at time of the booking and there are no refunds after May 6th. Before that time, there will be a $25 surcharge on refunds.

Attention Vendors:  FESTIVAL OF INSPIRATION

  • May 10, 11 & 12th (set up allowed on the 09th) New Vrindaban, WV
  • You are invited to participate as a Vendor at Festival of Inspiration 2013.
  • We welcome Prasad vendors, informational booths, publications (ISKCON related – non-rtvik),
  • devotional paraphernalia and clothing, arts and crafts, children’s items, educational material, etc.
  • Vending will be outdoors.
  • You can bring your own pop-up or secure a space under our tent.
  • Vending is FREE of charge.We only request that you give a donation towards the Festival.
  • You will only be charged if you use our (rented) tables and chairs. Cost per table is $10, and $6 per chair for the 3 day duration of the Festival.
  • There will be several hundred attendees of all ages.
  • Please contact Rupa Manjari dd for further details  or to sign up: 304-843-1600 or servingkrishna@aol.com

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