17th Annual Kansas City Pagan Pride Day
Harvest Festival ~ Craft Faire
Sunday, 13 September 2015, 10am-6pm
Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Drive, Merriam, KS 66203
Kansas City Pagan Pride Day is an annual harvest festival celebrating our Pagan identity in an atmosphere of fellowship, community, and acceptance. Come join us for a fun-filled day of craft and food vendors, live entertainment, a charity auction and food drive, children's activities, harvest rituals, and other great activities.
- 10:00 Opening Ritual by HSA – Sacred Experience
- 10:30 Bran Cerddorion – Celtic Myths and Other Songs
- 11:30 Blue Pipers – Bag Pipers!
- 12:30 Voices of Gaia – Enchanting voices choral group from Gaia Community
- 1:30 Main Harvest Ritual - Jotun's Bane Kindred
- 2:30 Peaty Bog Water – Guitar and Drums
- 3:30 Belly Dancing by Etoile and Friends
- 4:30 Awards, Auction
- 5:30 Closing Ritual by HSA – Sacred Experience
Specializing in unique hand crafted items. Come prepared to support our Pagan crafters!
- Beth's Garden Herbal Crafting
- Crafted Designs
- Divine Illuminations
- Eclectic Domestics
- Embellished Body
- Gaia Community
- Grey School of Wizardry
- Magick Light
- Magickal Nature
- Other Worldly Creations
- Raven's Perche Fyne Wood-working
- Rock Art by Tammy
- Sapphire's Moonbeams
- Spiral Fae Accents
- Studio Play 31
- Twisted Wire Creations
All day crafts and activities lead by Ripley and Joe surrounding the theme of Nature. A special guest appearance by Mother Nature who will tell Tales of the Earth to both young and old. (Presented by partiesbyrose.com)
Many Pagans observe this time of year as an opportunity to give thanks and blessings -- and because of that, it is also recognized as a good time to give to those less fortunate than ourselves. Let’s show the greater Kansas City community we care and join us by bringing a donation of non-perishable food items to be donated. For your generosity, you will be entered into a special drawing.
Join us for the largest and best Pagan charity raffle in Kansas City benefiting a local charity. This year we are donating all profits from this raffle to an organization that provides help to living with Type One diabetes. The event’s craft vendors and local and distant area businesses and friends have once again been generous and donated over 50 great item to the auction. Did I say epic? Representative
Experienced Pagans from various traditions will be on-hand to answer questions, provide guidance, share their story, and provide whatever information that is desired. Come in and say hi, share a story, and learn about other Pagan traditions and practices. This is a great place to take your non-Pagan friends to learn more about Paganism. This area is generously being sponsored by Gaia Community.
Several Pagan organizations will have information tables at the event to include Jotuns Bane Kindred, Gaia Community, Heartland Spiritual Alliance, Gathering of Pagan Souls, KC Metaphysical, Wite Ravyn.
Have you registered to vote? Stop and get the information you need to get registered. This is an important time to get heard!
The Heartland Spiritual Alliance Sacred Experience Committee will help us create sacred space at the opening and closing rituals. Jotun’s Bane Kindred will lead us in a Heathen Harvest Ritual.
Friendship of the Shops
Local area metaphysical stores will be on hand to provide you information about local stores (support or Pagan businesses!) Stop by their booth and grab a raffle ticket and win wonderful prizes.
Amtguard Shire of Centerpoint
Come by and experience the thrill of combat where they use hand-crafted foam weapons following strict codes of safety to recreate mid-evil combat scenarios with the twist of fantasy.
There is no reason you shouldn’t spend the entire day with us!!! Come by and pick up the best hot dog in Kansas City. Don’t forget the chips, soda/water and dessert snack.
Got some extra books around the house? Come by and trade it for another or donate it to be enjoyed by another. Left over books will be donated to a worthy cause or kept for use next year.
Pagan Pride Community Chain
Come by and add a link to our community chain. State why you are proud to be pagan. And a good intent for the community. Chain will grow throughout the day.