General Event Info:
🌞🌱BEAUTY IN THE BACKYARD 2019 🌾🦋
Beauty in the Backyard is a transformational, 3-day experience featuring a community potluck, live music, collaborative arts, yoga, camping, workshops, team games and activities conducive to conversation on a beautiful 200 acre property in Darlington, Maryland. 🦎
The theme is Re-Connection: with each-other, ourselves and nature. Beauty in the Backyard is so much more than just a music festival. Come find out what makes the backyard so beautiful. For more info, please see the Beauty in the Backyard website here! www.thebackyard.world 🌿
At Beauty in the Backyard you can explore your creativity, hear amazing music, connect with current and new friends, and learn to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Mettā Creative is here to build a mettā-driven community that shares our vision and seek to party with purpose. 🌍
🌀 BEAUTY IN THE BACKYARD EVENTS/ACTIVITIES
- Community Potluck 🥘(Friday @ 7pm)
- Live Music 🎻
- Live Painting 🎨
- Interactive Ārt 🎭
- Vendors 👜(20% off w/ digital currency)
- Digital Currency Workshop ❇️
- Scavenger Hunt 🔎
- Team Games ⚽️
- Ultimate Frisbee 🏵
- Open Jam Sesh 🥁
- Learn to Dance 🕺🏼
- Mettā Morning Yogā 🙏🏽
- Group Meditation 🔮
- Cacao Ceremony ☕️
- Ecstatic Dance 💃🏽
- Sprouting Workshop 🌱
- Foraging Lessons 🍄
- Cooking Workshop 🍝
- Digital Detox Charging Stations 🔕
- Dreaming Workshop 👁
- Ācroyoga 🤸🏽
- Hiking 🌲
- Ropes Course 🐛
- Pool Parties 💦
- Secret Late Night Sets 🎧
🥙 FOOD & DRINK
Food trucks will be present: (vegan options available and abundant!) 🥗
You are more than welcome to bring your own food, and a dish for the community potluck on Friday @ 7pm. 🥘
No alcohol will be served, this event is BYOB. 21+.
This event is 18+.
(please see guidelines for more details: https://www.thebackyard.world/faq/)
Camping is included with the purchase of a weekend pass. Cabins with AC are sold separately (more info here: https://thebackyard.world/cabins).
Each car is $20 at the gate, so please carpool! You might just meet your new best friend! ♻️ Rideshare posted here: ridevu.com/events/3347
Re-entry is allowed, the gates will be closed 12am-7am each night. 🔒
🚍 RV Parking is $150
⚠️ STAY TUNED
TICKET/ CABIN GIVEAWAYS coming soon on the Mettā Creative page.
TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE GATE.
❗️ To get the MOST important updates about Beauty in the Backyard, join our Telegram channel for the event's updates here:https://t.me/thebackyard
(be sure to download Telegram app first, then click the link)
🌍 JOIN THE METTĀ MOVEMENT
See how you can get involved by volunteering, running workshops or further build the Backyard into something even greater than any one person.
🖐🏽We are still looking for volunteers, vendors, workshop leaders, yoga instructors and artists: https://www.thebackyard.world/get-involved
See you in The Backyard!
With 🖤 #livemetta #partywithpurpose
Again, TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE GATE.
If you can, please carpool! ♻️
Each car is $20 at the gate, so please carpool! You might just meet your new best friend! ♻️ Re-entry is allowed, the gates will be closed 12am-7am each night. 🔒
FAQ Below :
What Should I bring?
THE BACKYARD NECESSITIES
A Dish to Share, or $ for the Potluck on Friday at 7pm in the Cafeteria.
Notebook, Pens, Art Materials, Hiking Shoes
Tent, Camping Gear, Head Lamp (trails), Canopy, Cooler
Foldable Chairs, Tables, Tarps
Sleeping Bag, Pillows, Blankets, Tapestries
Reusable Water Bottles, Food, Unopened Drinks
Swim Suit, Towel, Sunscreen, Essential oils
Toothbrush, Toiletries, Extra Clothes, Tapestries
Flow Toys, Hula Hoops, Poi, Yoga Mats
A Desire to Live, Love & Learn
Sheets, Blankets and Pillows
Tapestries, Plants, Lights & Decorations
Yoga Mats, Rugs, Shower Mats, Towels, Toilet Paper, Hand Towels
YES UN-OPENED WATER, JUICE, OR GATORADE
YES FOOD AND COOLERS (SUBJECT TO SEARCH)
YES GLOWSTICKS OR GLOWING/ILLUMINATED COSTUMES OR JEWELRY
YES PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION (MUST BE REGISTERED IN YOUR NAME)
YES CAMELBACKS (EMPTY UPON ENTRY).
YES HULA HOOPS (EVEN LED HULA HOOPS) AND INFLATABLES
YES FLAGS/BANNERS/ HANDMADE SIGNS (NO CORPORATE/COMPANY BRAND FLAGS & NO HARD FLAG POLES)
YES FESTIVAL TOTEMS! (ANY OBJECT DEEMED DANGEROUS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INSIDE)
YES HANDHELD CAMERA DEVICES (E.G., SONY ACTION CAM, GOPRO. MUST BE 6″ IN SIZE OR LESS)
YES E-CIGS AND VAPES
YES OUTFITS & COSTUMES WITHIN REASON (ANY OBJECT DEEMED DANGEROUS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INSIDE)
NO MOCK CEREMONIAL HEADDRESSES
NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES, DRUGS OR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
NO PETS (OTHER THAN SERVICE ANIMALS)
NO LASER POINTERS
NO STICKERS, FLYERS, OR SPRAY PAINT
NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND (INCLUDES POCKET KNIVES, PEPPER SPRAY, FIREWORKS, ETC.)
NO PROFESSIONAL RECORDING EQUIPMENT – PHOTO, VIDEO, OR AUDIO
NO FIREWOOD FROM OUTSIDE THE PREMISES
What are the policies?
LEAVE NO TRACE
Check out this zero-waste guide form our friends at Food Not Fuckboys:
You are responsible for everything that you bring to the backyard. Carry a small bag to make sure you don’t throw trash on the ground during the gathering or put your trash in the nearest receptacle. Please DO NOT throw cigarette butts on the ground, there will be trash cans everywhere. If you need a bag, please ask one of the Mettā Makers! Thanks :)
TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE GATE. This is a private event, make sure to buy your ticket with plenty of time. Again, TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE GATE.
18+ to Enter
For general admission and cabin lodging attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date. If for some reason you cannot make it to the event you are permitted to re-sell your ticket. If you are a volunteer, then you will be able to get a refund upon completion of work.
Re-entry is permitted with a $10 re-entry fee per car for on-site parking. You will be given a pass to leave the premises & come back. There is no fee for anyone traveling back & forth from off-site parking.
Camping is permitted for all patrons on site. Camping is not permitted in the parking lot, however if you wish to sleep inside your car, then you may. Driving to your camp site is prohibited, however the distance to the camping area is about a 2-5 minute walk based on where you choose to set up.
On-site parking is $20 per car and must be purchased online in advance to guarantee you space. Otherwise, off-site parking is $20 on Friday and $10 on Saturday and includes complimentary shuttle service to the venue as well as bag/supply transport. Additional shuttles will be on hand to ensure no waits and fast service.
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID FOR ENTRY
Any U.S. government issues driver’s license or identification card provided that it contains a photograph, name and date of birth. A U.S. or foreign government issued passport containing a photograph and date of birth.
UNACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID FOR ENTRY
School identification. Consular identification. Birth certificates. Xerox copies of any identification. Social security cards.
SAFETY AND MEDICAL
A medical tent will be staffed throughout the event. If you need assistance or know someone who does you can go there or notify a member of security who can radio for help.
SECURITY, SEARCHES AND PAT-DOWNS
Every attendee will go through a TSA-style search at the gate which may include an examination of all of your items.
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DRUG USE OR POSSESSION
The use or possession of any illegal drugs will not be tolerated anywhere inside or outside the venue. Do not bring any illegal substances to the event as violators may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Alcohol will not be served at Beauty in the Backyard. However, guests are permitted to BYOB. No glass please! Please be respectful & considerate when consuming alcohol, and please be aware of your trash and general impact. Please recycle when applicable!
Public showers are located on cabin block G through N. There are not many so we recommend showering either late at night or early in the morning to avoid lines. Please remember that there are people who stay in Cabins G-N so be respectful and clean up after yourself!
SERVICE ANIMAL POLICY
Our Service Animal/Dog policy is taken directly from Federal Statute and regulatory law. Our plain English policy is stated below.
ONLY DOGS QUALIFY AS SERVICE ANIMALS UNDER FEDERAL LAW & EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS ARE NOT SERVICE ANIMALS
SERVICE ANIMALS IN TRAINING ARE NOT SERVICE ANIMALS UNDER FEDERAL LAW AND ONLY WHEN WEARING A “SERVICE ANIMAL” MARKED VEST.
THE SERVICE ANIMAL MUST ALWAYS BE IN “FULL STAY” COMMAND POSITION WHEN NOT PERFORMING THE SERVICE FOR WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN TRAINED.
THE SERVICE ANIMAL MUST BE FULLY TRAINED TO URINATE OR DEFECATE ONLY ON THE COMMAND OF THEIR HUMAN TEAM MEMBER.
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED A “SERVICE DOG” UNDER U.S. FEDERAL LAW, A DOG MUST BE PARTNERED WITH AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY AND PERFORM SPECIFIC, TRAINED TASK WORK TO MITIGATE THAT DISABILITY. TASK WORK IS NOT OPTIONAL. IF A DOG DOESN’T PERFORM TASK WORK, IT IS NOT A SERVICE DOG. IN CLOSING, IF YOUR SERVICE ANIMAL IS REGISTERED, WEARING A MARKED SERVICE ANIMAL VEST AND FULLY TRAINED; YOU WILL FIND OUR STAFF AND ATTENDEES VERY SUPPORTIVE OF YOUR TEAMS PRESENCE.