News from Pagan Pride

Join us September 17th and 18th, 2016, at the NC State Fairgrounds for the 16th annual Pagan Pride Days Festival!

Learn more about what is happening at the festival at Attend Pagan Pride Days. And if you are interested in helping us create the event by vending or volunteering, learn more at Create Pagan Pride Days.

And don't forget to subscribe to our news feed for new posts, or just follow us on Twitter.  You can also get updates by email. See you soon!

Pagan Pride 2015 is Done!

posted Sep 23, 2015, 1:22 PM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Sep 23, 2015, 1:28 PM ]

First and foremost, a big THANK YOU to all of our 2015 attendees, vendors, performers, workshop leaders, volunteers and staff. Without all of you this event wouldn't be what it is today!

This was once again the largest Central NC Pagan Pride Days Festival we have held, with well over 4,000 people in attendance, across both days, here is what we accomplished:

To say this year was a huge success would be an understatement. Lets do everything we can to make Pagan Pride Raleigh 2016 even better!  The kick-off meeting for the 2016 event is on October 25th at 2pm in Raleigh, and all are welcome.  RSVP to get the details and attend.

Again, we thank everyone who made this year (and every year) possible!! Be sure to mark your calendars for the 16th Annual Pagan Pride Raleigh and I can't wait to see you all there next September on the 17th and 18th, 2016, at the NC State Fairgrounds.

Article about Pagan Pride Raleigh on Patheos

posted Sep 21, 2015, 12:52 PM by Johnson Davis

Pagan Pride Day Adventuring

Standing outside the circle at the main ritual.
Corvus and I ventured to Raleigh this past weekend for Central NC Pagan Pride. My own region’s PPD is next week, and, since I’ll be out of town and sadly absent, I thought it’d be worth a field trip to get my fix elsewhere. ...read more...

Booth Spaces

posted Jun 14, 2015, 7:25 AM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Jun 14, 2015, 7:25 AM ]

Fairy Hair Flare
Hi all,

With 85 booths already registered, vendor space is almost gone. If you were thinking of vending at the 2015 Pagan Pride Raleigh festival, now is the time to register. This year's festival will be September 19 & 20, 2015, at the NC State Fairgrounds, 974 Youth Center Drive, Raleigh, NC. Vendor registration is $95 for the whole weekend, which includes a 10x10 vendor space and Friday access to the festival area.  Register now, or contact us if you have any questions.  With over 4,000 attendees expected, this will be our biggest festival, yet!


Contact Us: http://www.cncppd.org/contact-us

Hex, hugs and walk and stroll,
Johnson Davis

The 2015 News Cycle Begins

posted Jun 9, 2015, 5:30 AM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Jun 9, 2015, 5:32 AM ]


We have been planning Pagan Pride Raleigh 2015 since last year, but things are really starting to take shape now. All the boring stuff, like insurance, venue rental, port-a-potty contracts and security arrangements are nearly done and we have started on the really fun stuff now. Vendor space is close to sell-out. Leaders for workshops and rituals are fast stepping up. Musical performances are getting booked. Watch for more news as everything really begins to come together over the next few months. Only 102 days and counting!

See you in September,
Johnson Davis

Survey of Doom 2014

posted Oct 6, 2014, 6:41 AM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Oct 6, 2014, 6:42 AM ]

http://goo.gl/bqQZhX
Well, what did you think?

We want to know what your experience has been with the 2014 event, and what suggestions you might have to make 2015 even better. If you did not attend Pagan Pride Raleigh 2014, feel free to complete the relevant parts of the surveyanyway, and maybe tell us why you didn't attend this year in your final comments.

2014 Survey of DOOM ))) Doom ))) doom )))

2014 Pagan Pride Raleigh Website Archived

posted Sep 29, 2014, 9:21 AM by Johnson Davis

http://2014.cncppd.org/
Raleigh, NC. The 2014 Pagan Pride Raleigh website has been archived at http://2014.cncppd.org/.  You can find 2014 information like lists of vendors, local groups, perfomances and sponsors there.  Meanwhile we have already begun to add updated information for the upcoming 2015 event on the main site here at http://www.cncppd.org/.  We have 39 vendors and over a dozen local groups signed up already.  I can't wait to see everyone again on September 19th and 20th in 2015!

Thanks & Regards,
Johnson Davis


2014 Pagan Pride Raleigh Final Report

posted Sep 24, 2014, 11:39 AM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Sep 24, 2014, 11:40 AM ]

Goofballs
First and foremost, a big THANK YOU to all of our 2014 attendees, vendors, performers, workshop leaders, volunteers and staff. Without all of you this event wouldn't be what it is today!

This was one of the largest Central NC Pagan Pride Days Festival we have held, with about 3,800 people in attendance, across both days, here is what we accomplished:


To say this year was a huge success would be an understatement. Lets do everything we can to make Pagan Pride Raleigh 2015 even better!  The kick-off meeting for the 2015 event is on October 12th at 2pm in Raleigh, and all are welcome.  RSVP to get the details and attend.


Again, we thank everyone who made this year (and every year) possible!! Be sure to mark your calendars for the 15th Annual, Pagan Pride Raleigh!!


See you all again next September on the 19th and 20th, 2015, at the NC State Fairgrounds.

The 2014 Festival is Done!

posted Sep 22, 2014, 4:08 PM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Sep 22, 2014, 4:10 PM ]

Pagan Pride Raleigh Drumming
Our festival for 2014 is done, and we'll be posting numbers for attendance and the charity drives in a few days in an official wrap-up article.  

Meanwhile, be sure to mark your calendar for next year's autumn festival, as always, the third weekend in September.  That's September 19th and 20th in 2015, and it will be our 15th annual event.

We are all going to take a few weeks to relax now, but planning for 2015 has already been underway for months, with 45 vendors already lined up, loose commitments for many of the performers we had this year to return, and a new attraction in the Arbor, called the Oasis, is in the early planning stages. If you would like to get involved in creating next year's festival, come to our 2014 Wrapup/2015 Planning Meeting on October 12th in Raleigh, NC. Please contact us for details and to RSVP.

And don't forget to subscribe to our news feed for new posts, or join or Facebook group.  You can also get updates by email. See you soon!

Blood Drive Swag Bags

posted Aug 9, 2014, 9:16 AM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Aug 9, 2014, 9:16 AM ]

Blood Drive
For this year's blood drive we are making up Swag Bags for the donors that schedule appointments before the festival and we are asking for donations to fill those bags. Here are the details:
  • There will be up to 36 bags to fill, so the best donation would be 36 small items, one for each bag.  You don't have to provide for all 36 bags since we can mix and match to fill bags with different things.
  • Though an actual item has the most impact, a nicely printed gift voucher would be very cool, too, especially for a service to be performed for them at the event.  
  • For now, we don't want to include coupons (discounts, buy-one-get-one, etc) since, no matter how good a coupon is, most people will just see it as a marketing ploy. 
  • You can attach a business card or postcard to your item, plus we will publish you as a sponsor of the 2014 Pagan Pride Blood Drive.

Contact Us
When do you need the actual items or a description of the items?

We need a commitment with pictures and descriptions before the end of August, so the information can be part of the attendee promotions that begin in September.  As for actually getting the items, the answer is "before the event".  The Blood Drive starts at 10:30am on Saturday morning, just half an hour after the gates open.  Everyone already has a full plate for this, so we would need items to be mailed, hand delivered, or picked up somewhere so we can build the bags the week before the event.  I would say we want them in hand by Friday, September 12th. That way we have a little extra time to deal with any surprises and still have the whole kit ready to hand over to the Blood Drive volunteers when they arrive on Saturday morning around 9am.

If this sounds fabulous to you and you want to get involved then please Contact Us right away!

Pagan Pride Raleigh on CNN.com

posted Mar 29, 2014, 12:34 PM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Mar 29, 2014, 12:35 PM ]

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1040744
CNN.com reports: 
On September 21st and 22nd around 3000 people gathered in attendance at the North Carolina State Fair Grounds in Raleigh for the Thirteenth annual Central North Carolina Pagan Pride Day event. The damp weather of Saturday seemed to hamper attendance just a small bit, but as the rained ceased and the skies turned sunny attendance at the event swelled. The estimated attendance to the event is over three thousand. Read full article at http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1040744.

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