Registration Information

On-site Registration begins Feb. 6 at 2 pm.

Prices for 2018 are listed below.

Work Trade is Full and we are not accepting any more instructors at this time.  If you are interested in these options, please get in tocuh with us in October for the 2019 gathering.

 Florida Earthskills strives to offer a variety of registration and work-trade options to make the gathering affordable for everyone. The use of a sliding scale makes it possible for folks of various means to attend the event.

  • The prices listed are on a sliding scale. Please use this opportunity to pay what you are able to afford rather than what is the best value.  Doing so ensures the continuation of the gathering.  Thank you!
  • Please visit our Needed Items/Trade page for info on how to make a trade/barter of needed items/food for admission to the event.
  • Three-Hour Visitor Passes will be available at the gate (see "at gate" price chart below). 
  • Prices listed will have sales tax added at time of purchase. 
  • Park Policy: Dogs/pets, alcohol, drugs, illegal substances, and firearms are prohibited at the event and/or in the park. Only Service Animals are permitted by law.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

2018 At the Gate Prices are available starting at 2pm on Feb. 6th

Three Hour Visitor 

(3 Hour Pass) 

At Gate

Single Day

At Gate
two workshops
activities & camping*


Two Days

At Gate

Three Days

At Gate

Four Days 

At Gate

Full Event

At Gate

Adult $30 - $60 $75 - $130 $150 - $270 $180 - $360 $250 - $400 $275 - $500
Youth (age 13-17) $15 - $30 $35 - $70 $45 - $90 $75 - $130 $75  - $150 $115 - $230
Child (age 7-12) $10 - $20 $30 - $60 $35 - $70 $45 - $80 $50  - $100 $65 - $125
Child under 7 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 
  • A Full Day Pass includes camping the night before, two workshop blocks, and morning and evening activities. 
  • * $15 for each night additional tent or car camping per group (purchase at the gate) 
  • Limited RV Camping (no hook ups) is available, in designated areas only, for an additional fee of $25. Contact to make reservations before January 20th.
  • 3rd and 4th youth or child of paying parent or guardian are half price. (please email us to have this discount applied online)
  • 5th or more youth or child of paying parent or guardian = no charge. (please email us to have this discount applied online)
  • Children under 7 free.
  • Bicycle discount: see details below!
  • Hawthorne residents: There will be a three hour visitor pass for $5, one event day only, one per person this year, between the hours of 9am and 5pm, for those who bring a valid photo ID with a Hawthorne, Fl. zip code.

All registration will be on site starting Tuesday, February 6th at 2pm until 8pm. Then registration will be open Wednesday-Sunday, February 7th-11th from 8am until 8pm daily.

You may only pay with cash, check or money order at the gate (no credit or debit cards).

Sign-up for classes happens on site at the Info Board after classes are posted at 6pm the night before. One can often sign up in the morning the day of the class, but classes with only a few participant spaces may fill up the night before.


Bicycle Discount

Get 25% off your "at the gate"rate for passes if you ride from Gainesville to Little Orange Creek using the Gainesville- Hawthorne Rails to Trails path. Enter the park from SE 65th Ave. on the East side of Little Orange Creek to avoid traffic on Hwy 20 and bring your bike across camp to the registration table for your entry pass. Please stay on traveled paths to avoid cactus.

Work Trade

The January 5th application due date has passed, however we do have a wait list option in case we have cancellations.  Those who apply to be on the wait list should be flexible in their schedule in case we have a last minute cancellation.

The following info is made available to those who may be selected from the wait list:

Work-trading is a great way to contribute to this growing event and to get to know lots of folks while learning/ honing skills related to event facilitation. One of the most appreciated attributes of work traders is flexibility and a willingness to jump in as needed while not being too attached to a particular role or schedule. It is a very big task to coordinate this event and every bit of genuine support and good will is needed to pull it off !!

We have Three types of Work- trade positions :

During the event : Feb. 7-11, 20 hrs total, 4 hrs per day (Arrive no later than noon, Feb 6th!)

Pre-event on-site ( priority to return WT’s) : Arrival Dates Vary, estimated 25-30 hrs total, to be completed before the event.

Post- event on-site (priority to return WT’s): Feb. 12-16th at the latest, estimated 25-30 hours total, to be completed after the event.

This year, we are striving to create a more predictable work- trade system so that it can be easier for everyone involved to plan travel dates and work schedules! So, therefore, we now have a: CUT OFF FOR APPLICATIONS: JAN 5, 2018. Applications received after that date will be put on a wait- list.

This year’s work trade admission fees: (A deposit is no longer required)   

Regular Application/ Acceptance: (thru Jan 5) $50*

Applications chosen from off of waitlist, if spots are still available: (Received after Jan 5): $75*

Meals: On-Site Pre and Post event work- traders are provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner during their time working on-site. Main Event work-traders receive Breakfast and Dinner, which is provided to all overnight participants during the event.

Dogs/pets, alcohol, drugs, illegal substances, and firearms are prohibited at the event/ in the park. Only Service Animals are permitted by law.  Please see here for expected behavior of Service Animals. Please review our Event Details Page, and adhere to the site agreements which will be provided when you arrive.

HEAD ROLES: We are inviting our community to step into more positions of leadership for Work Trade this year!! As in the past, we have Crew Head role openings for several crews. However, this year we are creating these roles in such a way that you will be more closely in touch with event coordinators, and given the opportunity to really delve into community leadership in a safe and supportive environment. If this an edge you feel ready to push, this is your invitation! Those holding a Crew Head role have their admission fee waived, and can bring a guest for the $50 + tax work trade admission fee. For more information, please send us an email!

Comments, questions? Email us at

Read everything, ready to go? Work Trade Application can be found here!

*The sliding scale admission for work traders is designed to cover expenses that are incurred for each person: infrastructure costs, coordinators' time, etc. A sliding scale makes it possible for folks of various means to meet the minimum admission amount, while still allowing those of more means to contribute more. So if you are experiencing financial abundance, please consider paying more than this amount, and, if your circumstances are financially challenging, please inquire about the sliding scale and pay what you are able to afford to help the gathering to be financially sustainable. Please reach out to us to explore this option if necessary. Also, if there are challenges around using Paypal or mailing a check, please let us know.

Instructor Registration

Before January 5th, Prospective New Instructors may answer the following questions and requests in an e-mail to

Returning instructors may provide updated information to the following questions.

Instructor Applicant Name (Given and preferred name, with preferred gender pronoun):

Contact Info (Email and Phone):

May we add your e-mail address to our mailing list?

2018 Class Proposal(s):

When do you plan to arrive at and depart from the event?

One paragraph Bio for our website:

Have you taught at an Earthskills Gathering before?  If so, which ones?

Please share your teaching experience/credentials and, if this is your first time teaching at FLESG, provide 3 references (and their best contact info) for your work.

Please include a headshot photo for our website, ideally 200 pixels long by 300 pixels tall.

Refund Policy

Any cancellations received by January 24th, 2018 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be provided after this time. Purchased tickets are transferable to another person, but only valid for this event, this year.

Event Details

Please review our Event Details page thoroughly and if you still have questions, email

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