Pagan Pride Day 2016


General Information 2016 Theme Special Guest Schedule of Events Ritual
Vendors Readers Raffles, Prizes, & Apparel Concessions / Food Event Policies


Pet food is also gladly accepted!


General Information

Date: September 24th, 2016   Time: 10am – 6pm
Location: Sevierville Civic Center
200 Gary R Wade Blvd, Sevierville, TN 37862
  Admission:  Donation of a non-perishable food item
All donations benefit Second Harvest of East Tennessee
second harvest

2016 Theme – BALANCE

PPD 2016- slider

  • Balance of light and dark days
  • Balance of self
  • Balance of energies
  • Balance of self and shadow
  • Balance of giving and receiving
  • And much more!


Special Guest – Tish Owen

Tish_Owen2Pagan Pride of East Tennessee is proud to welcome and honor this year’s special guest, Tish Owen from Nashville!

Tish will be hosting a workshop at PPD on Spellcrafting at 2pm.

Tish Owen is a mother, daughter, grandmother, wife, business owner, witch, candle maker, brewer, sailor, Pagan church leader, festival organize, psychic and author. She was born and raised and still lives in Nashville, TN. The buckle of the so called Bible Belt. Despite that she has owned a metaphysical shop for 24 years, runs the largest Pagan gathering in the southeast and also coordinates a metaphysical fair as well. She is a regular in the media, from print, to magazines, to radio and television, she admits to loving radio the best.

Her Pagan festival, Pagan Unity Festival has been running for 18 years and brings in Pagan celebrities to the South that have never been to the area before. The festival last four days in the woods in the rolling hills of Tennessee.

Spirit Fest is a metaphysical fair that features psychic readers, merchants, classes and fun. Next October a 5K, a fun run and a pet parade will be added. The benefits go to SPIRAL, Martha O’Brien Center, The American Red Cross, Safe Haven and Nashville No Kill Shelter.

Tish founded a local Pagan church, Serving Pagans in Religion and Life, under the umbrella of Aquarian Tabernacle Church. They celebrate full moons, new moons, the 8 Pagan holidays, offer classes and raise money for outreach to the Pagan community and Nashville community at large.

She is the author of Chasing the Rainbow a handbook for festival organizers, Spell It Correctly, a handbook for those who wish to know the nuts and bolts of spellcasting and A Death On Sunday, a murder mystery with a paranormal twist. She has a new book with her publisher, A Death in the Family which is due to be released in 2016.

Tish was recently featured in the Tennessean – a Nashville based newspaper. You can read the article here:


Schedule of Events

This year PPD will feature 2 interactive tracks
Informational Presentations and Hands-On Workshops

 Presentations (Inside in the Council Room)
Time   Title Presenter  Length
 11:00 am The Evolution of Ma’at in Ancient Egypt Rose Hawley 45 min
 12:00 pm   Balancing Light and Dark Raven Darqhart 45 min
 1:00 pm   Children’s Eclipse Workshop Lady Mary Stafford 45 min
 2:00 pm   Spell Crafting
Tish Owens (featured guest) 45 min
 3:00 pm   Altar Balance Robb Stabler 45 min
 4:00 pm   Working at the Dark of the Moon Andy Thorne Phillips 45 min
5:00 pm  Open Ritual / Food Blessing /Awards in Main Room
 Hands-on Workshops (Outdoors in the Activities Tent)
– signup required / limited seating –
 11:00 am  Kundalini Yoga*  Cynthia Taylor 45 min
 12:00 pm  Candles: Runes & Anointing  Strata 30 min
 1:00 pm  Sigil Crafting  Talbin MacGillivray 30 min
 2:00 pm  Kundalini Yoga*  Cynthia Taylor 45 min
 3:00 pm  Pendulum Practice  Steve King 30 min
 4:00 pm  Fairy Bottles  Johanna Miller 30 min
5:00 pm Open Ritual / Food Blessing /Awards in Main Room

Love offerings and donations are appreciated (but never required) for workshop presenter’s time or supplies.

*Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan;
Prabhu Sevak Kaur will lead a Creativity Workshop:using kundalini yoga as a tool to expand your creativity in life!

Dress in comfortable clothing and to bring a blanket to sit on for the session…
no need for a typical “yoga mat” as this is not your typical yoga class!




Ritual and Food Blessing will be held between 5 and 6pm.

Please come participate, all are welcome!




We will be hosting between 15 and 20 vendors this year.
Many vendors accept both cash and cards.

More information on vendors TBA




Several individuals will be donating time to conduct free readings and spiritual insight sessions for attendees. Sign up is required.

Love offerings and donations are acceptable for their time if you wish offer either (neither may be solicited from you by the reader).


Raffles, Prizes, & PPD 2016 Apparel


Pagan Pride of East Tennessee will be hosting multiple ticket raffles for items.
There will also be door prizes and apparel available for purchase.

PPET accepts cash and cards.




Food will be available for purchase through much of the day.
A menu of items will be available in the coming weeks!

If you have any allergies, please alert the staff before ordering.
Concessions accepts cash and cards.



civic center policies


The Sevierville Civic Center prohibits weapons of any type and the consumption or sale of alcohol.
Children must be attended by a legal parent or guardian at all times.
Anyone causing a disruption, engaging in illicit or illegal activities, or verbally abusing others will be removed from the event and banned.