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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pagan Fall Festival

My husband and I attended Central New York's Pagan Pride Festival today. In honor of the upcoming Autumn Equinox this annual event brings together pagans and like-minded individuals, as well as the general public, to celebrate the season, attend workshops and other interesting talks. Along with these offerings, there are also vendors of metaphysical items, clothes, jewelry, candles, incense, stones and so on. Good food, drumming, belly dancing, chanting and plenty of activities for the kiddies abound.
(Be sure to click on the photos for a closer look)
Blue sky, puffy white clouds, wonderful tall trees
 It was a wonderful autumn-ish day, barely 68 degrees F, beautiful skies and some of the trees are starting to show some color. The Festival took place at Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY.

We shopped a bit, chatted with people, enjoyed the sights and sounds. It was a pleasing environment, outside, under the trees, surrounded by friendly folk.

Sage bundles, candles, stones and incense

Herbs, incense and potions

Two belly dancers take a break to shop

A booth sponsored by a local Druid group

Handmade cloaks and gowns

Plaques and statuary (I found a gargoyle here!!)

Our friend Mary Hudson (she officiated our daughter's wedding last year)was here with her metaphysical shop goods

T-shirts with the Festival logo (I was wearing mine from two years ago)

Reiki was offered

A group ritual to celebrate Mabon (the autumn equinox sabat)

Ooops, my husband picks up a display of bookmarks that someone knocked over (I swear I have no idea who did that)

A perfect day to attend this Festival! I picked up a couple of things for a giveaway I am having soon. Not going to show them yet, it's a surprise!

All for now! Bright Blessings!!     Robin.


mxtodis123 said...

What a wonderful day you had. I wish we had something like that here. We used to have an annual fair held at the Javitt's Center, but I haven't heard about it in years.

Introverted Art said...

Robin, this is amazing. What a great celebration. Is there some type of ritual one could do home for the Autumn Equinox?

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Nice! I wish this city had something similar. Alas, I will have to live vicariously through you! So glad you had a great day!

Linda Wildenstein said...

this looks so wonderful. a delightful way to spend your day. love ya BB, OmaLinda

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful day! And so much to look at and do. :0)
And I am so excited! I signed on as a vendor at the local Pagan Pride Festival which is taking place on October 20. I do hope the weather is nice. October weather can be so very unpredictable!

Rue said...

Fun! Love a good festival! And the shopping...hard on the pocketbook, but so many nice things to take home!

Anonymous said...

Even though I'm not a pagan I think I would have liked to go to that Fall festival. Those stones are beautiful and I guess I would have brought some with me home :-)

We had much the same weather over here yesterday, very rare this year :-)

Have a great day!

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, I wish I could have been there! Looks so wonderful! I wonder who knocked over those bookmarks? LOL! Big Hugs my friend ;o)

AkasaWolfSong said...

Looks like a really great fair!

I'd have loved to do the ritual with you.

Nice that the weather was perfect for this venue! :)

Wishing for you a Sunday filled with happiness and peace...

Wendy S. said...

I wish we had a festival like that where I lived. It looks wonderfully magickal and lovely.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I would have loved to have attended that! I'm glad I could live vicariously through your blog and photos. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy Sandy said...

Looks like fun! Wish I was there.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

oh what fun! i would love to attend that!

Magic Love Crow said...

I forgot to say, Yeh on your gargoyle! I know you were looking for one, for a long time now!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looks like you had a great turnout! I went to Edmonton's Pagan Pride Day last weekend. It's always a pleasant time. Glad you had fun at yours too!

Lady Caer Morganna said...

Looks like a GREAT time! We have a few of those around here as well. Some are held during Imbolg, some around Midsummer, etc.

I just love them! Some of my best buys have been at gatherings such as this.

Brightest Blessings!


Mina said...

Oh Robin, what a marvelous time! It looks very similar to the Renaissance Festival we have every May. If someone mentioned a Pagan Festival here is TN, the churches would just go berserk. There is already a huge fiasco about a mosque they are trying to have built and several churches are trying to have it stopped. It just isn't right.

That Equinox circle looks beautifully full of like minded love and your pictures are wonderful. Uh-oh...who could have knocked those bookmarks over. ;-) Huge hugs sweetie.