Twin Oaks Queer Gathering 2023

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Twin Oaks Queer Gathering 2023

Join us for a weekend of queertranstastic fun, learning, workshops, revelry, etc. August 4-6, 2023.

By Queer folk and allies at Twin Oaks

When and where

Date and time

August 4 · 4pm - August 6 · 6pm EDT


Twin Oaks Community Conference Site 134 West Old Mountain Road Louisa, VA 23093

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 2 days 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

What is this awesomeness?!?

Join us for a weekend of queertranstastic fun, learning, workshops, networking, revelry, and more! This is our fifth year hosting the Queer Gathering at Twin Oaks Community in rural central Virginia, and we invite you to come participate as an attendee, workshop presenter, and/or performer. The gathering will be a supportive and welcoming camping event for queer folks and allies of all ages to come together, skill share, make art, build community, dance, and organize.

This is a participant-led/co-created event, so while the organizing team will setup the event site and create a general schedule of activities, the content is largely up to YOU! There is opportunity to lead a workshop, DJ some of the dance party, bring your instruments to jam, offer an interest/identity-based meet-up (BIPOC dinner, non-binary lunch, comic book breakfast, etc), and more! Just let us know ahead of time at or post a card on the bulletin board when you get here!

Programming goes from Friday evening to Sunday evening (2023 Schedule TBA). Attendees are welcome to stay through Monday morning, but there is no programming on Monday.

Sharing Responsibility

In our strongly individualistic society, sharing and acting in community is an inherently radical act. It also keeps our costs low so that the conference is financially accessible to more people. Participants are asked to do at least one 2-hr work shift during the weekend. Some tasks include (but are not limited to): set-up, registration, childcare, kitchen help, cleaning, and more. Please do your part in making this fabulous event possible!

Sliding Scale

We suggest $80 to cover our costs for a whole weekend of camping, food, fun, and community organizing. However, we want to be as financially accessible as possible and are offering tickets on a sliding scale basis of $40-140. Please pay what you can! If you are experiencing extreme financial hardship, you may purchase a work trade ticket for $20 and sign up for 2 work shifts instead of one. No one will be turned away for lack of funds!

Travel stipends are available to anyone who needs them! Priority to BIPOC and trans folks. Email us at to make a request :)

Indoor Accommodations

In past years, we have offered limited indoor accommodations for the weekend. This year, we are not sure if we will be able to offer them. If you're interested in indoor accommodations please email us at If indoor accommodations are a must for you, please hold off on registration and email us at and we will be in touch about availability.

All attendees must provide proof of a negative covid rapid antigen test taken between Aug 2 - 4. We will have a limited supply of tests on-hand available for $5 at the event if needed. No one will be allowed into the gathering space without confirming a negative test result.

Please stay home if you are feeling ill, have recently been diagnosed with Covid-19, or have had direct contact with a suspected or confirmed Covid-19 case. If you do not attend or need to leave early due to COVID-19, we will happily refund your registration fee. Even with these guidelines in place, there is some risk of Covid-19 exposure, so please consider this when deciding to attend this year.

Want more information? Check out our main webpage or email us at

About the organizer

About Twin Oaks:

Curious about our host, Twin Oaks Community? Twin Oaks is an income sharing community of 96 adults and 10 children, ranging from tiny tiny just born all the way up to 80-something year old power houses! We make hammocks and tofu to earn our “bread,” as well as selling ornamental organic flowers, indexing books and growing organic seeds. All work at Twin Oaks is valued equally, and members contribute their weekly amount of required labor to the community in the ways that suit them best, from planning parties to planting trees and anything in between. We have 465 acres of land that includes 9 residences, a dining hall, an art/activities building, a tree house, a river, a pond, and a sauna- in addition to the beautiful conference site. We grow most of our own produce on a 4 acre garden, have a large herd of cattle for dairy and beef, chickens for eggs and meat, and take most of our meals together. Check out our website at! Or, to learn more about the many, many intentional communities out there and search for one near you, visit the FIC website.