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!
For those of you that are interested in vending at our upcoming Spirit Fair on March 15th, early registration ends in just 3 days, at which time the registration fee will go from $45 to $60. The deadline for the discounted fee ends on February 7th at midnight. So if you’re looking to save yourself a few bucks, sign up soon! We’ve got lots of great vendors, readers and workshops already (there’s only 1 workshop space open!), as well as our yummy bake sale with complimentary coffee, tea and bottled water. Hope to see you there!
Yup, we’re into the quiet time of the season, while we reflect on our first annual Pagan Pride Day and take a moment to catch our breath. But don’t fret, we’re still pluggin’ away, getting ourselves situated for our 2nd annual Spirit Fair fundraiser, of which we will announce the official date soon! We’re also working on securing our location for 2014’s FVGB Pagan Pride Day. Stay tuned for updates coming coon!
Wow, it’s already been a week since we all met in peace and community! And yes, we’re already thinking about next year
We’d love to get your input! If you could take a moment and fill out our feedback form, it would be greatly appreciated. Feedback can be given anonymously if you choose. The more input we receive from the community, the better prepared we can be for next year You can submit your feedback at this site. http://www.fvgbpaganpride.org/ppd-2013/feedback
Thank you everyone for an incredible event! Everything went off without a hitch, and it was wonderful seeing so many friendly faces Not bad for our 1st annual Pagan Pride Day! Looking forward to getting to work on the 2nd annual (after a little rest first )