News from Pagan Pride

This is an archive of the web site for our 13th annual Pagan Pride Days Festival, held on September 21st and 22nd, 2013, at the NC State Fairgrounds!  Be sure to visit the site for the next festival!

Booth Space Sold Out, But It Might Not Be Too Late

posted Aug 2, 2013, 8:35 PM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Aug 2, 2013, 8:55 PM ]

Raleigh, NC --  Pagan Pride Raleigh 2013 booth space has sold out, but with 50 days to go and almost 100 vendors, anything could happen. So, if you wanted a booth space at the 2013 Pagan Pride Raleigh event, it might not be too late.  Use our online Booth Waiting List to get a chance at spaces that become available.

If you are next on the waiting list and a booth space becomes available we will notify you by email, giving you 3 days to reserve the booth before we notify the next person on the waiting list.  The price is $95 for a 10'x10' festival booth for the entire weekend.

Almost 100 Vendors and Local Groups

posted Jul 27, 2013, 8:59 AM by Johnson Davis

Listings for most of our vendors and local groups are now up!


Promotional Images and Flyers are Ready

posted Jul 24, 2013, 5:40 AM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Jul 24, 2013, 10:16 AM ]

You can make a difference by getting the word out about Pagan Pride Raleigh!  Here are some resources that might help you with that:

Images for your Website

Here are some web ready graphics you can use as banners or links to our site. 
  1. Download one of the images listed in the file cabinet below.
  2. Upload it to your website. 
  3. Link the image to our url "". The final code might look like this:

<a href=''>
   <img src='images/ppdralvisit1-800.jpg'/>

It will look something like this:



You can also resize them on your page by specifying either a width or height in the image tag.  (Don't specify both unless you want to do the math to keep it shaped the same.) The square badge is 674 pixels, but if we want to show it with a width of 400, we could do something like this:

<a href=''>
   <img src='images/ppdral-square-badge.png' width='400'/>

Which would look something like this:

ppdral-square-badge.png (resized)

If you need help with this, feel free to write us or call +1-919-283-3733.

Promotional Contact Cards

Here is a promotional contact card (business card size) suitable for use at VistaPrint, Staples, OfficeMax, Kinkos or other business card printing services. 

  1. Download the print ready graphic to your computer.

  2. Select "Upload a complete design" from the VistaPrint Personal Card (25 or 500 cards) or Business Card (250 or more cards) page.

  3. Choose "Horizontal" and press the "Continue" button.

  4. Press the "Choose File" button and select the print ready graphic you downloaded in step 1 above.

  5. Press the "Next" button and a proof should display. If it looks fine, click the "Approve" check box and click the "Next" button.

  6. At this point you may need to sign in or create a new account. In either case, once you have completed the step, you then end up in the VistaPrint order wizard. Here you can add optional features, order more products, select shipping methods, etc. To save money, just click the "Next" button a lot, then buy the card.
Click to download the full size design image for VistaPrint, Staples. etc..

Promotional Flyers

Here are a couple of print-ready flyers.  They are in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format and can opened and printed on most printers.

Full Sheet (click image to download)

Half Sheet (click image to download)

More files

These and many more files are available on the Promote page of our website.

60 Days until Pagan Pride Raleigh 2013 (under 2 months for those of you who are not counting)

posted Jul 23, 2013, 12:34 PM by

The days are counting down and can you believe Pagan Pride Raleigh 2013 is only 60 days away (just under 2 month for those who aren't counting)?  Trust me, everyone involved in the festival can not wait for it to get here.  

We have a many returning vendors such as Camelot Treasures, The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions, and Truely Unique. In addition to the returning vendors, we also have a brand new group of vendors to we would like to welcome this year. Please welcome Bewitching Dreams, Diane's Creations, and the Mystical Gift Shop to name a few!

While we all love the vendors and the musical acts, Pagan Pride Raleigh wouldn't be what it is without the amazing workshops we host with topics ranging from Wild Earth Magick with Poetry with presenter Dena M. Ferrari, Understanding Astrocartography with Darrell Steen, and Spiritual House Cleaning with Magus.

The 2013 Pagan Pride Raleigh event is shaping up to be one of the we've ever had and will no doubt be one of the largest Pagan Events in the US this year!

We can't wait to see you all there!

New Event Schedule Posted

posted Jun 13, 2013, 7:51 AM by Johnson Davis

The new 2013 Event Schedule is posted, and we have some big changes over last year's schedule. 
  1. We are starting and stopping an hour earlier on Sunday.
       Saturday ... 11am-7pm
       Sunday ..... 10am-6pm 

  2. We will have one big ritual in the middle of each day, where attendance is highest, rather than two short rituals at the beginning and end of each day. 

  3. Most activities will start at the top of the hour instead of starting on assorted 15 minute intervals., making it all much easier to keep up with.
We hope you like the new schedule.  See you soon!

Returning Vendors Preregistration Ends March 15th

posted Mar 10, 2013, 10:17 AM by Johnson Davis

Preregistration for returning vendors ends this Friday, March 15th.  If you were a vendor at the 2012 event and have not already registered, complete your registration before March 15th to get Priority Placement.

What is priority placement?  It has to do with the order in which we place booth spaces based on vendors preference.   We have three placement groups for this year's event:
  • Premium Placement - Vendors that registered for their 2013 booth at the 2012 event get this highest placement priority.  As long as there are no changes in the master booth plan, or a conflict with another premium placement vendor, these vendors are guaranteed to get the space they requested.
  • Priority Placement - Returning vendors that register by March 15th get this second highest placement priority.  They can have any space they choose that has not been reserved by a premium placement vendor, or reserved by another priority placement vendor that registered first.
  • General Placement -  In addition to new vendors, this will also include returning vendors that register after March 15th.  After premium and priority placement, all remaining vendors will be placed according to their preferences in the spaces remaining based on registration date.
The Registration Page is at

The Official 12th Annual Pagan Pride Raleigh Wrap-Up!

posted Sep 25, 2012, 8:32 AM by Johnson Davis

Here is the Official 12th Annual Pagan Pride Raleigh Wrap-Up!!! First and foremost, thank you to all of our 2012 attendees, vendors, performers, workshop leaders, volunteers and staff. Without all of you this event wouldn’t be what it is today!!!

This year was one of the largest Central NC Pagan Pride Days Festivals yet! With nearly 3000 people in attendance, across both days, we were able to collect Food and Cash donations equaling 8,033 pounds for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, enough to provide 6,764 meals to those who need them. The fine folks with the Wake County Animal Center raised $80 in cash donations, plus received numerous donations of cat and dog food, toys, containers, cleaning supplies, etc and most importantly found loving homes for 2 wonderful animals (1 cat and 1 puppy). On top of all of this, the Blood Donors at our event gave 31 units of blood to the American Red Cross of the Triangle, enough to save an estimated 93 lives. We even had the News and Observer stop by on Saturday!

This year, we didn’t just break records; we set major milestones for Pagan Pride Raleigh!

Again, we thank everyone who made this year (and every year) possible!! See you all again next September on the 21st and 22nd, 2013, at the NC State Fairgrounds. Be sure to mark your calendars!!!
The 13th Annual Pagan Pride Raleigh is going to be even better!!!!!  

Best Photo Contest

posted Sep 20, 2012, 10:57 AM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Sep 22, 2012, 9:28 PM ]

Pagan Pride Raleigh 2012 Photo Contest

Hi all,

We are collecting photos for the 2012 event and would like your help.  Last year, we received too many to process, with hundreds of photos from many people, spread across our dropbox, shutterbug, flickr, picasa and many other locations.  This year, we are going to do something a little different.  

We would like each person to pick their 12 best photos for the event and upload them to us through this dropbox. Be sure to include your email address in the message with your upload.  Then we will have a contest and the photographer with the "Best" picture will get a $50 Visa gift card.

Here is the tinyurl link:

fine print: By uploading photos and videos you give Pagan Pride Raleigh unlimited non-exclusive rights to use them in any way in perpetuity, and you confirm that you have the right to do so.

We would love to see your videos, too, but they will not be included in the contest.  Also, please pick only your best 2 videos to upload.

Thank You,
Johnson Davis

12th Annual Pagan Pride Raleigh Festival is Done!

posted Sep 17, 2012, 9:42 AM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Sep 21, 2012, 11:35 AM ]

Hi all,

The 12th Annual Pagan Pride Raleigh Festival held this weekend at the NC State Fairgrounds was a great success. In spite of a rainy start on Sunday, we had our largest attendance, yet, with 2,870 attendees across both days. And we didn't just have more visitors; those visitors found more vendors, music, workshops and local groups than ever before. Also, in addition to the food and blood drives we always have, this year we added pet adoptions. I don't have final numbers on any of the charitable activities, but I am sure we collected more food than last year, because we filled more pallets. I'll publish the final numbers as they come in from the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC, the American Red Cross, and the Wake County Animal Center.

So, a special thanks to all the visitors, vendors, volunteers, local groups, workshop leaders, sponsors and performers that made this all happen.

Be sure to mark your calendar for next year's festival, as always, the third weekend in September. That is September 21st and 22nd, 2013. It will be our 13th annual event, so let's make it special.

We are all going to take a few weeks to relax now, but planning for 2013 is already well underway, with 38 vendors already lined up and loose commitments for many of the performers we had this year. If you would like to get involved in creating next year's festival, come to our 2012 Wrapup/2013 Planning Meeting on October 14th at 2pm in Gaia's Gardens in Raleigh, NC. Please contact us for details and to RSVP.

Johnson Davis
Local Coordinator, Pagan Pride Raleigh
Phone +1-919-283-3733

Volunteer at Pagan Pride Days!

posted Aug 23, 2012, 6:32 PM by

Pagan Pride Days is right around the corner - September 15th and 16th! 
The Festival can't happen without lots of volunteers. If you would like to help out with the festival, please go to this link and fill in the form. Be sure to mark every time and job you think you can help out with. We will try to spread the work out evenly and will contact you to confirm before finalizing the volunteer schedule.
Thanks for helping make PPD a success!

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