The 29th Annual
Harvest Moon Dance Festival
Santa Barbara, CA

October 11–13, 2013

Carrillo Ballroom is once again going to ROCK all weekend long.

Featuring two not-to-miss bands,




and two fantastic callers

Nils Fredland and Mary Wesley

For more information, download the Harvest Moon flyer/application. Please print and distribute!

The Harvest Moon flyer/application is available here and at a dance near you soon.

Registration starts May 6. This dance camp is expected to fill very fast, but please do not send applications postmarked before this date.
Cost is $155 Friday evening through Sunday evening!

Special deal: If you are an experienced contra dancer under the age of 28, we are offering a $100-off youth scholarship. Please enclose a note with your application if you are interested in this offer.



Elixir is an amazing five-piece band that blends driving fiddle and guitar with the rich texture and the rhythmic excitement of a full horn section, deftly weaving brassy riffs and daring solos in and out of traditional Irish, French Canadian, and New England tunes.

Crowfoot is a trio of acoustic musicians, from England, Canada, and the US, who love to create new music inspired by their collective cultural roots. Their acoustic palette is wide rich vocal harmonies interwoven with flute, fiddle, guitar, accordion, cello, mandolin, cittern, and piano.

Nils Fredland has been making music, leading dances, and bringing people together for twenty years as a teacher, singer, trombonist; contra, square, and community dance caller; and story teller. He shares his infectious energy, love of the dance and humor with dancers from coast to coast and beyond.
Mary Wesley is a dance leader, caller, and organizer for contras, squares, Morris, and community dances. A native of Vermont, she travels throughout the country to follow and share her love of dance.


You can request accomodations with fellow dancers on the application form. Alternatively, if a motel room or B&B is within your budget check here for reviews of local properties.

Join us in Santa Barbara, CA, with its "best in the west" legendary Sprung Floor for an amazing contra time...

A weekend definitely not to be missed.

Fantastic music, scrumptious food, and amazing dance energy!

For more information, contact Kelli Butler at:


The Harvest Moon Dance Festival is brought to you by the Santa Barbara Country Dance Society & the City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department.

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