2021 Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day

Tuesday, September 21, through Tuesday, September 28

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Restoring Original Christianity—for Today! ®

Christian Biblical Church of God

Post Office Box 1442

Hollister, California 95024-1442

(831) 637-1875



Fred R. Coulter


Cancellation - Payson, AZ Feast Site Cancelled

Updated August 11th for Branson, MIssouri Feast Site!

Update - August 23rd: Daytona Beach, Florida Feast Site is full

Dear Brethren,

Here is the information packet for the 2021 Feast of Tabernacles. Listed below are the major CBCG Feast sites. In addition to these, there will be many smaller sites scattered across the U.S. As restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic continue to be lifted, we hope and pray that we will be able to fully utilize these sites in the traditional way.

As we have grown in recent years, we have increased the number of Feast sites. Every year we have sites closer and closer to where the brethren live—so that travel to the Feast is more convenient.

Please carefully follow the packet instructions. Each person is responsible for making his or her own reservations. In all locations, please mention that you are with the Christian Biblical Church of God, because in most cases we have been given special rates.

We need your help: Over the years it has been our policy to let people attend the Feast wherever they desired—and to change their minds as need be. Some even wait until a few days before the opening night of the Feast before making housing reservations. However, such late decisions make planning most difficult. Please let us know where you will attend as soon as possible so we can fulfill our contractual obligations of guaranteed minimums.

Please be sure to return the Feast Information Form (last page) as soon as possible.

Remember that the Feasts of God are as important as the weekly Sabbath. Through keeping them year by year, we are able to learn and understand more about God’s plan as revealed in the Bible. May God bless you in every way and make this year’s Feast the best ever for you and your family!

With love in Christ Jesus,

Fred R. Coulter


Burlington-Colchester, Vermont

Marriott Residence Inn

71 Rathe Road • 
Colchester, VT 05446

(802) 655-3100

We are pleased to announce that the CBCG will host a festival site at the Marriott Residence Inn in Burlington-Colchester. Located near beautiful Lake Champlain, the Inn features rooms with kitchen facilities, a barbecue area, a swimming pool, and an exercise room—plus a free complimentary breakfast.

The beauty and splendor of Vermont’s autumn foliage is spectacular. With forests covering three-quarters of the state, and with a high percentage of maple trees, Vermont explodes in the fall with deep oranges, yellows, and burning reds. Everywhere you go you are surrounded by the beauty of Vermont’s mountains, lakes, and sprawling farmlands. The area features a variety of historic sites, museums, and hiking trails. The ferry rides on Lake Champlain are especially popular. Vermont is also noted for its many Farm-to-Table restaurants.

Opening night services will be held on Monday, September 20, at 7:30 PM. Services during the Feast will begin at 10 AM. We plan to have several group activities—including a barbecue and a game night in which brethren can fellowship and enjoy each other’s company.

Due to limited seating in the meeting room, please contact Roger Kendall, festival elder, before you make reservations: or (802) 879­9327.

Daytona Beach, Florida

Homewood Suites by Hilton Speedway Airport

165 Bill France Blvd. • Daytona Beach, FL 32114

(386) 258-2828 (Glenda Billings) •

Homewood Suites is a five-minute drive from Daytona Beach International Airport, and a shuttle service is available. The hotel is across from the Daytona 500 Speedway, and only 4.8 miles from the beach. Homewood is surrounded by a variety of eateries, all within walking distance: Bahamas Breeze, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, IHOP, Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Outback, Miami Grill & Bar, and many more. Orlando is 1.5 hours away.

Room rate for King Suite is $86/night plus tax. All rooms have kitchenettes with a full-sized refrigerator/freezer and stovetops; pillow-top beds with premium bedding; a dining table, dishes, and a queen sofa bed. Laundry facility available; swimming pool; and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Secure your rate by September 1; call number above for reservations.

If you need assistance, please contact us:

Nolan Joseph (352) 575-4848 (after 5 PM)  []

Faye Joseph (352) 575-5445 (any time)   []

Update: August 23--Daytona Beach, Florida Feast Site is full and cannot accept any further applications

Panama City Beach, Florida

LaQuinta Inn & Suites

7115 Coastal Palms • Panama City Beach, FL 32408 

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting the 2021 Feast at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites in Panama City Beach. The location is across from the main gate to the Naval Support Activity on Thomas Drive.

LaQuinta rooms: 2 double beds $89 per night and 1 king bed $99 per night; both non smoking. Includes the Bright Side Breakfast; the hotel is pet friendly and has an outdoor pool. For reservations call (850) 249-3088 or (850) 481-6296 and indicate you are with the CBCG. Other lodgings available through Airbnb, VRBO, Panama City Beach Vacation Rentals, etc.

Services will be at 10 AM daily. If you are able to lead songs, perform special music, play the piano—or if you need additional information—please contact the festival host, Russ Kemp, at (931) 394-2183; cell (931) 205-2459; email .

This time of year the weather is spectacular and the summer crowds have diminished. Panama City beaches are some of the best in the world. Just 3 miles from the La Quinta is St Andrews State Park—the most visited state park in Florida—offering camping, boating, picnicking, swimming, fishing, and a nature trial. Just 2 miles away is the famous Captain Andersons’s seafood restaurant; more restaurants are within walking distance from the hotel.

Attractions include: pontoon and jet ski rentals, go carts, goofy golf, regular golf, Gulf World, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum, etc. Shopping and restaurants are just minutes away.

Many of the other churches of God meet in the area, giving you the opportunity for lots of fellowship and reunions.

Branson, Missouri

Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center

3050 Green Mountain Dr.
 • Branson, MO 65616
 • www.bransonstonecastle.com

Reservations (800) 677­6906 • (417) 335­4700 • fax (417) 335­3906

Services in the Excalibur Room (Building 3) 10 AM daily (doors open at 8:30). No opening night service, but we will be there for an early evening casual Meet­and­Greet.

20 rooms have been set aside with group rate; mention CBCG and ask for Building 3 room assignments; complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Make reservations by August 21.

  • • Standard Rooms w/2 queen beds $71 + 12.35% tax
  • • Jacuzzi Rooms $89 + tax
          • Jacuzzi Suites $99 + tax 

            Branson offers a wide variety of affordable housing options as well as many attractions: Veterans Memorial Museum, Titanic Museum, Branson Scenic Railway (for a beautiful tour of the Ozarks), the IMAX theatre, and nearby Silver Dollar City. There are also many live shows and concerts to take in, and lots of shopping and dining venues.

Feast hosts:    Bill Wax (620) 238-1475;  & Mona Wax (620) 724-3480;

Notice re the Branson Feast site!

Bill Wax
Updated August 11, 2021
... NOTICE - The Branson Stone Castle Hotel has notified us that the CBCG special group rate date for reservations expires on Wednesday August 18th, 2021. All unused rooms will be released and returned to inventory on that date at the full room rate. If anyone attempts to reserve a room, after that date, it will be at the full rack rate, IF available. Availability and pricing is not certain at this time as they have been extremely busy these past few weeks. Don't delay, make reservations now.

Bill Wax
Festival Elder and Host 

Shipshewana, Indiana

Van Buren Hotel

1175 N. Van Buren Street • Shipshewana, IN 46565

(260) 768­7191

We will be returning to Shipshewana for the Feast this year. Located in the scenic Amish community of Northeastern Indiana, the site (including the Van Buren Hotel) is situated within the region of the Pokagon State Park. The park is bordered by Lake James on the west and south and by Snow Lake on the north. Wetlands can be seen throughout the park, and the Potawatomi Nature Preserve makes up a large portion of its east side. Over 10 miles of hiking trails wind through the park  (https://visitindiana.com/things-to-do/55944-pokagon-state-park).

Area attractions: Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park, University of Notre Dame, National Studebaker Museum, Morris Performing Arts Center, and the South Bend Museum of Art (see https://www.midwestliving.com/travel/indiana/south-bend/)

The area features outstanding shopping centers, excellent dining, flea markets, antique shops, and a peaceful country setting. See https://visitshipshewanain.com/. 

We have reserved a block of 25 rooms at the Van Buren. The lodging features Double Queen Rooms and King Suites (with pullout sofa) for $109 a night. When making reservations, tell them you are with the CBCG Feast of Tabernacles conference. Block held to September 1. See www.reservationcounter.com/hotels/show/6007633/van-buren-hotel-shipshewana-in/.

For info on additional area housing, see www.shipshewana.com/businesses/lodging.

Services will be at the Van Buren Hotel. Opening night services will be Monday, September 20, at 7:30 PM. The first holy day service, September 21, will begin at 10:30 AM. Service times for the remainder of the Feast will be at 10 AM. We do plan to have a number of activities in which brethren can enjoy each other’s fellowship. For assistance, contact Albert Jones at (517) 646-6098 or (517) 488-7965.

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Homewood Suites

49 West Madison Place • Broken Arrow, OK

This year we are meeting at Homewood Suites in Broken Arrow. We do not have any arrangements with hotels, so each person is responsible for making his or her own housing arrangements. You can get better prices by using AARP’s seniors’ discount or veterans’ discount. If you need a list of good motels, feel free to call me.

Tulsa is a great place for the Feast, as there are many places of interest. We are planning several activities. The CBCG Tulsa fellowship group looks forward to seeing you. For information or assistance, contact festival host Lawrence Burchfield at (918) 759­7717 CT.

Townsend, Tennessee

Highland Manor Inn

7766 East Lamar Alexander Parkway • Townsend, TN 37882

(865) 448-2211 • (800) 213-9462 • www.highlandmanor.com

We are pleased to again offer a Feast location in the Great Smoky Mountains. We will be hosting services at the family owned Highland Manor Inn in Townsend

The festival site is just outside the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the most visited national park in America. The park offers scenic beauty with opportunities for hiking and beautiful countryside drives. Townsend and nearby Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer activities, shopping, and attractions for all. See www.abouttownsend.com and www.gatlinburg.com.

Festival activities include a family dance/variety show, an ice cream social, a Bible study, and a family cookout. A fellowship room will be available each evening. Restaurants, attractions, and shopping centers are all within walking distance.

Services: Held at the Highland Manor Conference Center. Opening night service will be at 7:30 PM; daily services will be at 10 AM. Evening fellowship begins at 6 PM.

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at both the Highland Manor Inn and the Tremont Lodge & Resort. Both are within walking distance to the Conference Center. Highland Manor: Two Queen or One King rooms are $1,184.22 for 8 nights, including tax. Breakfast included. Use contact information above. Tremont Lodge & Resort: Two Queen or One King room for $1,110.76 for 8 nights, including tax. No breakfast. Contact: 7726 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend; (865) 448-3200; www.tremontlodge.com.

Reservations must be made before August 1. Mention CBCG to receive group rate. First night’s deposit required at booking; balance due on arrival. For those interested in performing special music, please let us know. If you have special needs or need further information, please contact us. Festival hosts/elder: Tom & Rhonda Fannin—(937) 288-2266; cell (937) 763-3733; .

Houston, Texas

Western Inn

1500 North Loop • Houston, TX 77009

We will once again have a Feast site in Houston, hosted by the Houston Independent Church of God. Location: Western Inn, 1500 North Loop (Northwest at 610 North Loop and I-45 South). There are numerous motels not far from our location.

For information, contact Tommy Foy at (832) 713-9446; email .

Blanchard, Idaho

Blanchard Community Center

685 Rusho Road • Blanchard, ID 83804

The Feast will be held this year at the Blanchard Community Center in Blanchard, which is located in the upper panhandle of Idaho—two hours south of the Canadian border and an hour north of the Spokane International Airport.Opening night service will be Monday, September 20, at 7:30 PM.

Accommodations: Stoneridge Resort at 150 Holiday Loop, Blanchard: (208) 437-2451 or (208) 437-2454; www.stoneridgeresort.com. Rooms: Studio; standard 1 bedroom; large 1 bedroom; and 2 bedroom. Prices range from $95 to $130 per night. All rooms include a hide­a­bed and kitchenette. Make reservations as soon as possible as these are timeshare rentals that may have a waiting list. Mention you are with the CBCG to get the group rate. Call (208) 437­2451 or (208) 437­2454.

The resort is surrounded by a beautiful golf course, and the area features sparkling lakes and stunning parks. The resort has a recreation center that includes a pool, mini golf, hot tub & sauna, pool tables, fitness room, tennis courts, bicycle rentals, and picnic/BBQ areas. Area activities include golfing, fishing, lake cruises, bike trails, Farragut State Park on Lake Pend Oreille, and the stunning Priest Lake.

For more information please contact Patrick and Georgia Ryan at (208) 437­1585; or .

Pasadena, California

Holiday Inn Express (HIE)

3500 E. Colorado Blvd. • Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 792-1363 • www.ihg.com

We are pleased to be able to hold the Feast in Pasadena once again this year. Services will be held in the Sierra Room at the Holiday Inn Express. (The Sierra Room is on street level with a separate entrance to the left of the hotel entrance.) Complimentary coffee, tea, and water available. Snacks provided at services, but feel free to contribute. Opening service on Monday at 7 PM. Daily services at 11 AM (except on the Sabbath, Sept. 25, which will be at 3 PM).

Planned activities include an Ice Cream Social, a Fun Show/Game Night, a Bar-B-Q in the park—and lots of opportunities for fellowship!

Points of interest include JPL, Norton Simon Museum, Huntington Library (Gutenberg Bible), Descanso Gardens, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Legoland, Six Flags, Getty Museum, Griffith Observatory, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Aquarium of the Pacific, Peterson Automotive Museum, Autry Museum, etc. Airports: Burbank, LAX, Ontario.

For information please contact Byron Norrod at (626) 696-5378.

• Housing: You may find better deals on TripAdvisor.com, hotels.com, or on an individual hotel’s website. Find local homes for rent at homeaway.com, rentbyowner.com, airbnb.com, etc. Hotels listed are within easy walking distance to HIE. Room tax around 12%.

• Best Western Inn 3570 E. Colorado Blvd. (626) 796-9100; Contact: Jesus

2 Queen $100/night + tax | 1 King $90/night + tax

Coffee maker, laundry room, mini-fridge, pool/spa, free parking, wifi; free continental breakfast

• Hi-Way Host Motel 3474 E. Colorado Blvd. (626) 795-7086; Contact: Amanda

2 Queen $830 tax includedfor 9 nights        1 King $740 tax includedfor 9 nights

Kitchenette, mini-fridge, microwave, free parking, wifi

• Holiday Inn Express (info above); Contact: Stephanie ()

2 Double Beds $123/night + tax; use code CBCG. Upgrades available for nominal charge: 2Q, K Std, K Suite (mini-fridge, sofa sleeper), King Feature Suite (Jacuzzi, mini-fridge, sofa sleeper).

Fitness center, laundry room, minibar, pool, free parking, wifi, free breakfast buffet

Payson, Arizona

Cancellation: Because of the fires in Arizona, and the inability of a number of people to travel to the Feast site, we will be cancelling Payson, Arizona as a feast location. Any who were planning to come can follow along with all the messages online, if you cannot travel to another feast location.

Hollister, California

Pinnacles Building

341 Tres Pinos Road • Suite 207-B • Hollister, CA 95023

This year we will again be meeting in Hollister, in Room 207-B, in the same building where our office is located. Meetings are at 11:30 AM each day.

Rooms are available at the Ridgemark Golf & Country Club. Call (831) 637-8151 for reservations. Single King $840; Double King $970—for the full Feast.

This year, the Marriott has greatly lowered their prices (down $30-$40 per day). A Single King and a Double Queen are both $129 per day. Call (831) 634-1101.

Options: San Juan Inn (831) 623-4380; Best Western (831) 637-9248; Wiebe Motel (831) 637-5801. There are several good B&Bs in the area, and house rental is an option. The best way to find them is to do a Google search of the Hollister/San Juan Bautista area.

This is the 15th year that we will have a Feast site in Hollister, which is located 35 miles inland from the central California coast. The site is about 55 miles from the San Jose Airport and 48 miles from Monterey and Santa Cruz. There are many attractions in the area for children as well as adults. For those who enjoy history, San Juan Bautista is just 10 miles away. It is the location of the Old Mission San Juan Bautista built in 1797. Monterey City and Monterey County feature the Monterey Bay Aquarium, nature walks, scuba diving, museums, missions, etc. Twenty miles away, Gilroy has Bonfante Gardens. Approximately 55 miles away is the Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad where a narrow gage railroad runs through the redwoods. Check the Internet for additional area attractions.

Rotorua, New Zealand

Willowhaven Holiday Park, Lake Rotorua


The Feast in New Zealand will again be held at Willowhaven Holiday Park, located on the shore of Lake Rotorua, about 5 km from the city of Rotorua—one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist areas. Rotorua is a thermal area with hot pools and many tourist attractions. 

We will have full use of the onsite Conference Room, which will allow for plenty of time for fellowship. There will be a catered meal on the first holy day; other opportunities to share meals and fellowship are planned. Rotorua has numerous accommodations available.

Contact Willowhaven at ; for more information, contact Simon Massey at .


Due to ongoing pandemic restrictions, no definitive plans have been made for Feast sites in Canada. However, as we get closer to the Feast, we do hope to have something for the Canadian brethren. If arrangements can be made, we will contact brethren by mail. For updates and information, contact Norbert Bohnert at (403) 381­6057 or .


For Feast plans in Australia, contact Roy Assanti at .

2021 Feast of Tabernacles—Information Form

Please be sure to return this Feast Information Form as soon as possible.

Please select the site that you will attend and circle it on this information form. Please note that you must make your own reservations. I/we plan on attending the Feast of Tabernacles with the Christian Biblical Church of God at the following location:

    • • Burlington-Colchester, Vermont
    • • Daytona Beach, Florida
    • • Panama City Beach, Florida
    • • Branson, Missouri
    • • Shipshewana, Indiana
    • • Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • • Townsend, Tennessee
    • • Houston, Texas
    • • Blanchard, Idaho
    • • Pasadena, California
    • • Payson, Arizona
    • • Hollister, California
    • • Rotorua, New Zealand
    • • Canada
    • • Australia

For smaller local groups of 3-10 people, you may order the Feast DVDs.

_____ Yes, send the Feast DVDs.

We are sending the Feast CDs to everyone, so you do not need to order them.

Number of adults­­­­­­­ ________  Number of Children ________  Ages ____________

Name _____________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________ Apt __________

City __________________________  State _______  Zip Code _______________

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