Registration OPENS 7:00am Saturday, January 6th, 2018... so mark your calendar


The Acorn Gathering

March 26th - March 31st, 2018

Monday - Saturday



The Acorn Gathering has evolved and become a really unique experience for people of all ages and walks of life. This gathering is 5 days/nights of skillshare classes, food & camping. Every year more costs come up to hold the gathering and keep it sustainable. Therefore, instead of raising all of the ticket prices, we decided to try out a sliding scale by using the metaphor of a Tree to represent the price options for admission (i.e. “Root” for lower income, “Trunk” general admission and “Fruit” for those in financial abundance). We are hoping this sliding scale meets everyone’s financial abilities and brings a good balance. The ones that can pay more do so, thus balancing out the ones that can pay less. Ticket choices will remain confidential. Choose your tickets thoughtfully ~~*~~

There will be NO Root tickets available after March 1st. There is a limited capacity and the gathering does sell out, thus all tickets are on a first come, first serve basis. So get your tickets as soon as possible to secure your spot. It would be an honor to have you join the ~Acorn Family~!

NO REFUNDS AFTER MARCH 1st. It is your responsibility to find another person to buy your ticket if you have to cancel after March 1st.

REFUNDS PRIOR TO MARCH 1st, get deducted $60 per adult ticket for a processing fee.

This is a rain or shine event. NO dogs allowed. We love furry friends but cannot have them at our site, except certified guide dogs on a leash at all times. Go to our "What to Expect" page to learn more about logistics, classes and getting to the gathering.


There are limited Full Time Volunteer Work Trade positions. You will need to be at the site from March 25th through April 1st. Please email if you are interested in learning more!


2018 Ticket Prices

Price per ticket includes admission, 6 days of camping, parking, 5 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners, classes & hiking.

*If you select Pay by Check, 3% will be deducted from your cart total

Adult PayPal Price
Root $380
Trunk $450
Fruit $495


Elders 65+ in need PayPal Price


Youth 10-16 PayPal Price
Root  $200
Trunk $250
Fruit $275


Youth 5-9 PayPal Price
Root $150
Trunk $200
Fruit $225


Youth 2-4 PayPal Price
Root $50
Trunk $75
Fruit $100

Make checks payable to:
Luna & Gabriel Kelly
In the memo area put:
Acorn Gathering LLC

Mail to:
Luna & Gabriel Kelly
Attn: Acorn Gathering
4 San Marcos Trout Club
Santa Barbara, CA 93105










Youth 10-16

Youth 10-16


Youth 5 - 9

Youth 5 - 9


Child 2 - 4

Child 2 - 4


What to Expect and Bring

This is not your average experience. This is NOT a festival... This is a drug & alcohol-free gathering of folks from all walks of life and ages coming together because we want to grow and expand our hearts, minds and hands to live in a deeper way with the Earth. This is a 5 day opportunity to learn new skills that teach us how to make things with resources from the Earth, in a good way. This is a time to step away from our busy lives, our lives filled with advanced computer technology (phones!!!) and learn how to be in the moment and connect with others.


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