Pagan Pride Day 2019

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Admission

Pagan Pride Day is a FOOD DRIVE.
Please bring a non-perishable food or pet food item to donate as your entry fee.

All donations benefit Second Harvest of East Tennessee

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Special Guest – Byron Ballard

Byron Ballard has called western North Carolina home since her birth. Her education includes a BA and MFA in theatre. She studies and practices Appalachian folk magic, a traditional folkway that she’s dubbed “hillfolks’ hoodoo.”
Her research in its origins has led her to fieldwork throughout the British Isles. Her books on the subject include “Staubs and Ditchwater: an Introduction to Hillfolks Hoodoo” (Silver Rings Press) and “Asfidity and Mad-Stones” (Smith Bridge Press). “Embracing Willendorf: a Witch’s Way of Loving Your Body to Health and Fitness” (Smith Bridge Press) debuted in 2017. She has served as a featured speaker and teacher at festivals and conferences that include Sacred Space Conference, Pagan Spirit Gathering, Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference, Glastonbury Goddess Conference, the Scottish Pagan Federation Conference and Mystic South.
A member of the Appalachian Studies Association, she recently presented the paper “The Ragged Wound”, which has become the core of her current work-in-progress. Byron serves as senior priestess and co-founder of Mother Grove Goddess Temple in Asheville. She is also one of the founders of the Coalition of Earth Religions/CERES, a Pagan nonprofit, and she does interfaith work locally and regionally. She is a folklorist, a playwright, a gardener, and a tai chi student who blogs irregularly and talks about Tower Time far too often.
You can find her at her website www.myvillagewitch.com and on Facebook and Twitter.


Workshops

COUNCIL ROOM

11:00-12:00 Welcome & Vendors in the Auditorium
12:00-12:45 Practical Ancient Greek Divination (John “Apollonius” Opsopaus)
1:00-1:45 Magic in America: Carving Out a Place Where Minority Religions Thrive (Byron Ballard)
2:00-2:45 Music in Magic (Adam)
3:00-3:45 Healing Magic (Byron Ballard)
3:45-4:15 Ritual & Food Blessing in Auditorium (PPET)
4:15-5:00 Lesser Known Animal Totems (P.B. Owl)
5:00 Vending Ends in the Auditorium

OUTDOOR TENT

11:00-12:00 Welcome & Vendors
12:00-12:15 Pudding Potions for Kids (Katie)
2:00-2:45 Paganism & Mental Wellness (Faith & CJ)
2:45-3:00 Pudding Potions for Kids (Katie)
3:45-4:15 Ritual & Food Blessing in Auditorium (PPET)
4:15-5:00 Drumming with Meade Newman


Musical Guest

Lexxii Leigh

Ritual

3:45-4:15 Ritual & Food Blessing in Auditorium

Vendors

  • Bewitchen Kitchen, Herbs, and Crafts
  • Ravenbirch Cottage
  • The Oaken Wren
  • Candle and Bath Works
  • Midnight Cauldron
  • Smoky Mountain Mine Designs
  • Moon Cat Crafts
  • Fogbarrow
  • Victoria Raschke
  • Author P. B. Owl
  • Elements of Earth
  • The Broomsquire of Dewy Rose
  • CTC Arts and Crafts
  • Nature’s Crossing Health and Beauty
  • The Plant and Pot
  • Smoky Mountain Beads, Crystals & More
  • A Touch of Magic And Such
  • Misty Mountain Custom Creations
  • The Folk Witch
  • Renewed Spirit Healing
  • SKO’s Bits and Bobs
  • Krystal Goddess

Readings

Several individuals will be donating time to conduct free 10-15 minute readings and spiritual insight sessions for attendees.
Sign up is required and readings will run from 11:00-12:00, 1:00-2:00, & 3:00-3:45
Donations for their time is allowed, however they may NOT solicit any money from you.

T-Shirts

PPD Shirts are black, ranging in size from SM-5X and have the logo above on them. Shirts are $25 each.

Raffles

Pagan Pride of East Tennessee will be hosting multiple ticket raffles for items. You can purchase tickets and view the items up for grabs in the lobby!

Food

Food will be available for purchase from 12 to 4:30pm. This year’s offerings will include several light combo meals that hail from different regions around the world! (Yes we still have the grilled cheese)

Venue Rules

The Sevierville Civic Center prohibits weapons 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.

Questions?

Go to the Pagan Pride of East TN Facebook Page and message us or Email us!