It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Fox Valley/Green Bay Pagan Pride Day. At this point, we plan to continue and hold an event in 2017 but it will depend on many factors. The Spirit Fair fundraiser held in the spring is still on the schedule. There has been much talk about the desire and need for a Pagan Pride in this region but in many cases the involvement by the community hasn’t been at the level it needs to be for an event of this size. The mission of Pagan Pride Day is to educate the populace and make our minority status presence known. Perhaps this mission is not viewed as necessary in our area, which would explain the community response. Perhaps this event needs to evolve into something else. This is a topic which we will welcome discussion on later. For now, there will be no Fox Valley/Green Bay Pagan Pride Day event on August 27, 2016. We share in the disappointment but look with hope to the future. We’d like to thank the people that have helped, both this year and in the past, and look forward to exciting things in times to come.
Mark your calendars, because it’s time once again for our annual Spirit Fair fundraiser! This will be our 4th year putting on this event, and as usual we can’t wait!
When: March 5th, 2016, 9am – 2:30pm
Where: Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2600 E. Philip Lane – Appleton, WI 54915
Join us for a day of psychic readings, healing, shopping and free workshops! We’ll be opening up registration for vendors & readers very soon! This event is our largest fundraiser for the Fox Valley/Green Bay Pagan Pride. It’s what makes it possible for us to bring the Pagan Pride Day to NE Wisconsin every year. Not only do we have a fantastic array of wonderful vendors, readers and healers, but we also offer free workshops throughout the day (thanks to our many knowledgeable local peeps that graciously volunteer their time), have a 50/50 raffle, and have an incredible bake sale & lunch offering all by donation! It’s also a great place to connect with the local Pagan and Pagan-friendly community.
Hope to see you there!
Here we go! It’s time to start shouting at the top of our lungs! Can you believe it’s actually only 11 weeks until our 3rd annual Pagan Pride Day? Yup, we chose a day a little closer to summer this year, in the hopes of warmer weather (hope I didn’t just jinx us there…). We’ve got some awesome activities and entertainment lined up this year, along with our usual incredible Vendors, Readers and Workshop Presenters. We’ll be making some exciting announcements throughout the next several weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!
We are also open for Vendor & Information Booth registration! Early bird vendor registration ends July 15th, 2015, so register soon to get the best deal! (Information Booths are free of charge, as always). We’ll be opening Reader/Healer registration in a couple weeks (just so no one thinks they missed it). We’ll also be seeking workshop and teaching ritual presenters soon, so start gathering those ideas and help us educate our community on Paganism and all it’s facets 🙂
You can keep up with our event on Facebook by joining the FVGBPP Day 2015 FB Event Page, or check in here for updates as well.
UPDATE 7/20: Help us welcome Murphey’s Midnight Rounders as our guest Musicians! There will be a FREE concert in the main Pavilion 6:30 – 8:30pm! “There are plenty of fine bands out there, but something about Murphey’s Midnight Rounders just evokes some Jethro Tull, Fleetwood Mac, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Those evergreen, singable songs of 70′s rock share some spark with Murphey’s Midnight Rounders. Or, as Brad says, “Sometimes we’re cut from the same cloth as Peter, Paul and Mary. Sometimes we’re a cross between the Grateful Dead and the Andrews sisters.” With that visual in mind, Murphey’s comes across as honest, refreshing and magickal.”
Fox Valley/Green Bay Pagan Pride’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser!
- When: Saturday, March 7th, 2015 9am – 2:30pm
- Where: Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – 2600 E. Philip Lane, Appleton WI
- Why: To raise funds for the FVGB Pagan Pride Day!
Come out for a fun day of psychic readings, healing, shopping and free workshops! We’ve got tarot card readers, mediums, and pendulum work coming to help you find your spiritual path, along with lots of wonderful vendors selling their wares to benefit a great project! There will be free workshops throughout the event to educate yourself on various spiritual and Pagan topics, along with a bake sale. We hope you can join us!
What’s New in 2015:
- We will be offering lunch items as part of our bake sale, served 11am – 1pm! These will also be by donation, just like the bake sale items.
- 50/50 Raffle (Tickets will be $1 each. Winner will be drawn at the end of the event gets half of the money made in the raffle. The other half goes to the FVGBPP. (Do not need to be present to win. FVGBPP Coordinators, Volunteers and their immediate families may not participate).
Click here for information on vendors, readers, workshops and other activities!
Robin from the Oshkosh Rhythm Institute conducting a teaching drum circle. Many wonderful rhythms resonated from this space.
Our 2nd Annual Pagan Pride Day has come and gone. Although the weather was less than stellar this year, we still had a great turn-out! Many thanks to everyone that came forward, not only in attendance, but to help make this event an awesome and fun day for many 🙂
We’re already looking into possible dates & reservations for next year. We would really like to utilize Jefferson Park again, what a wonderful facility and location! The City of Menasha was very accommodating and we hope to continue the relationship with them next year. **UPDATE** We have spoken with the City of Menasha and have been able to once again reserve Jefferson Park, this time for Saturday, Aug. 29th, 2015! We’re excited to be working with the City of Menasha again 🙂
And of course, we’ll be starting work on our Spirit Fair fundraiser that occurs every Spring, so keep your eyes peeled for information on that in the next few months!
Off into the quiet of winter. May everyone have a blessed Winter season with lots of warmth and love 🙂
Yup, we’re ready to rock & roll at Jefferson Park tomorrow at 10am! The weather report is calling for rain showers mostly in the morning, then chance of shower in the afternoon. In case there is any concern, we will definitely NOT be canceling the event for rain. It would take a LOT more than some rain to keep these Pagans down! We have large shelters rented, and the vendors have their own tents, so there is protection from the elements. 🙂
It is going to be a bit nippy (mid-40’s, hello Fall!), so be sure to dress accordingly. We will be serving hot coffee, tea, cocoa and apple cider from the Main Information Booth. Gotta keep our peeps toasty!
See everyone tomorrow!
Our 2nd Annual Fox Valley/Green Bay Pagan Pride Day is just around the corner! We’ve got lots of fun and exciting things planned for everyone this year, including plenty of shopping, opportunities to connect with Spirit through any of our awesome Readers & Healers, henna tattoos, many workshops, rituals and more! We haven’t forgotten about the little ones, so returning this year is our Kids Activities area, where the wee ones can explore different facets of Paganism through arts, crafts and games.
We have a few new things for you this year as well! This year we will be holding a Raffle/Silent Auction with numerous items donated by our awesome vendors & readers. Also, Robin from the Oshkosh Rhythm Institute will be joining us for a day of hand drum instruction and drum circles. No need to bring your own drum, he will have some to share!
All this fun is gonna make you hungry, don’t you think? This year the Happy Hut will be with us to provide tasty morsels with a menu that will suit pretty much any pallet!
And last but not least, our annual fundraiser will once again benefit the Harbor House of Appleton. So bring those household supplies and let’s show them how awesome Pagans can be! To find what kind of items they need, you can view the donation items list.
For the second year, the Fox Valley/Green Bay Pagan Pride will be at Earthfest in Sheboygan – August 16th & 17th! Stop by our booth to say hi, sign up for our mailing list, or get a Tarot card reading from Mary. All funds raised from readings will be going to the FVGBPP! Hope to see you there!
Thank you to everyone that has submitted Coordinator applications! It’s been great to see such a response from the community! We’re excited to announce that we have 3 new Coordinators joining our team this year.
- Tracie Sage Wood – Publicity Coordinator
- Jennifer Metzenbauer – Volunteer Coordinator
- Andrea Covey – Food Coordinator
We’re also pleased to announce that Kimi Johnson has opted to join us for another year as our Kids Activities Coordinator.
We still have 2 Coordinator positions left to fill: Security/Safety Coordinator & Donations/Charities Coordinator. If you might be interested in taking on one of these positions this year, don’t hesitate to submit an application. We’d love to hear from you!
We have set our date and location for this year’s Pagan Pride Day! Mark your calendars for October 4th at Jefferson Park, Menasha! Our theme this year is “Turning the Wheels of Change“.
Why the park change from last year, you ask? The City of Appleton is doing construction on Telulah Park (and Pierce Park) in September. While they did offer us dates, we were concerned the construction at the main entrance to the park might make it difficult for people to get to us or find us.
We’re really excited to be working with the City of Menasha to bring you an excellent Pagan Pride Day this year. We have the main pavilion with kitchen and the pavilion shelter next to it, so Yay for more shelter space!
**UPDATE** Registration for vendors, reader/healers, information booths, workshops & teaching rituals is now OPEN! Check out the PPD 2014 page for more information. Deadline to register for the 2014 event is September 4th, 2014. Early birds get registration discounts! 🙂