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Join us September 19th and 20th, 2015, at the NC State Fairgrounds for the 15th annual Pagan Pride Days Festival!

Learn more about what is happening at the festival at Attend Pagan Pride Days. And if you are interested in helping us create the event by vending or volunteering, learn more at Create Pagan Pride Days.

And don't forget to subscribe to our news feed for new posts, or just follow us on Twitter.  You can also get updates by email. See you soon!

2014 Pagan Pride Raleigh Website Archived

posted Sep 29, 2014, 9:21 AM by Johnson Davis

http://2014.cncppd.org/
Raleigh, NC. The 2014 Pagan Pride Raleigh website has been archived at http://2014.cncppd.org/.  You can find 2014 information like lists of vendors, local groups, perfomances and sponsors there.  Meanwhile we have already begun to add updated information for the upcoming 2015 event on the main site here at http://www.cncppd.org/.  We have 39 vendors and over a dozen local groups signed up already.  I can't wait to see everyone again on September 19th and 20th in 2015!

Thanks & Regards,
Johnson Davis


2014 Pagan Pride Raleigh Final Report

posted Sep 24, 2014, 11:39 AM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Sep 24, 2014, 11:40 AM ]

Goofballs
First and foremost, a big THANK YOU to all of our 2014 attendees, vendors, performers, workshop leaders, volunteers and staff. Without all of you this event wouldn't be what it is today!

This was one of the largest Central NC Pagan Pride Days Festival we have held, with about 3,800 people in attendance, across both days, here is what we accomplished:


To say this year was a huge success would be an understatement. Lets do everything we can to make Pagan Pride Raleigh 2015 even better!  The kick-off meeting for the 2015 event is on October 12th at 2pm in Raleigh, and all are welcome.  RSVP to get the details and attend.


Again, we thank everyone who made this year (and every year) possible!! Be sure to mark your calendars for the 15th Annual, Pagan Pride Raleigh!!


See you all again next September on the 19th and 20th, 2015, at the NC State Fairgrounds.

The 2014 Festival is Done!

posted Sep 22, 2014, 4:08 PM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Sep 22, 2014, 4:10 PM ]

Pagan Pride Raleigh Drumming
Our festival for 2014 is done, and we'll be posting numbers for attendance and the charity drives in a few days in an official wrap-up article.  

Meanwhile, be sure to mark your calendar for next year's autumn festival, as always, the third weekend in September.  That's September 19th and 20th in 2015, and it will be our 15th annual event.

We are all going to take a few weeks to relax now, but planning for 2015 has already been underway for months, with 45 vendors already lined up, loose commitments for many of the performers we had this year to return, and a new attraction in the Arbor, called the Oasis, is in the early planning stages. If you would like to get involved in creating next year's festival, come to our 2014 Wrapup/2015 Planning Meeting on October 12th in Raleigh, NC. Please contact us for details and to RSVP.

And don't forget to subscribe to our news feed for new posts, or join or Facebook group.  You can also get updates by email. See you soon!

Blood Drive Swag Bags

posted Aug 9, 2014, 9:16 AM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Aug 9, 2014, 9:16 AM ]

Blood Drive
For this year's blood drive we are making up Swag Bags for the donors that schedule appointments before the festival and we are asking for donations to fill those bags. Here are the details:
  • There will be up to 36 bags to fill, so the best donation would be 36 small items, one for each bag.  You don't have to provide for all 36 bags since we can mix and match to fill bags with different things.
  • Though an actual item has the most impact, a nicely printed gift voucher would be very cool, too, especially for a service to be performed for them at the event.  
  • For now, we don't want to include coupons (discounts, buy-one-get-one, etc) since, no matter how good a coupon is, most people will just see it as a marketing ploy. 
  • You can attach a business card or postcard to your item, plus we will publish you as a sponsor of the 2014 Pagan Pride Blood Drive.

Contact Us
When do you need the actual items or a description of the items?

We need a commitment with pictures and descriptions before the end of August, so the information can be part of the attendee promotions that begin in September.  As for actually getting the items, the answer is "before the event".  The Blood Drive starts at 10:30am on Saturday morning, just half an hour after the gates open.  Everyone already has a full plate for this, so we would need items to be mailed, hand delivered, or picked up somewhere so we can build the bags the week before the event.  I would say we want them in hand by Friday, September 12th. That way we have a little extra time to deal with any surprises and still have the whole kit ready to hand over to the Blood Drive volunteers when they arrive on Saturday morning around 9am.

If this sounds fabulous to you and you want to get involved then please Contact Us right away!

Pagan Pride Raleigh on CNN.com

posted Mar 29, 2014, 12:34 PM by Johnson Davis   [ updated Mar 29, 2014, 12:35 PM ]

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1040744
CNN.com reports: 
On September 21st and 22nd around 3000 people gathered in attendance at the North Carolina State Fair Grounds in Raleigh for the Thirteenth annual Central North Carolina Pagan Pride Day event. The damp weather of Saturday seemed to hamper attendance just a small bit, but as the rained ceased and the skies turned sunny attendance at the event swelled. The estimated attendance to the event is over three thousand. Read full article at http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1040744.

The Official 13th Annual Pagan Pride Raleigh Wrap-Up!

posted Sep 26, 2013, 7:11 PM by Brian LaRue   [ updated Sep 26, 2013, 9:44 PM by Johnson Davis ]

First and foremost, a big THANK YOU to all of our 2013 attendees, vendors, performers, workshop leaders, volunteers and staff. Without all of you this event wouldn't be what it is today!!!

This year was the largest Central NC Pagan Pride Days Festival yet! With over 3500 people in attendance, across both days, we were able to collect Food and Cash donations equaling 11,003 pounds for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, enough to provide 9266 meals to those who need them. The wonderful folks with the Wake County Animal Center raised over $200 in donations, including numerous donations of cat and dog food, toys, containers, cleaning supplies, etc and most importantly found loving homes for 9 amazing animals (4 puppies, 1 adult dog, 2 kittens, 2 adult cats). The American Wildlife Refuge collected just under $400 in cash donations. While Midgard Serpents Reptile Rescue & Sanctuary received $200 in cash donations, plus roughly $2,000 in equipment donations. On top of all of this, the Blood Donors at our event gave 21 units of blood to the American Red Cross of the Triangle, enough to save an estimated 63 lives.

To say this year was a huge success would be an understatement. Lets do everything we can to make Pagan Pride Raleigh 2014 even better!  The kick-off meeting for the 2014 event is on October 13th at 2pm at Gaia's Gardens in Raleigh, and all are welcome.

Again, we thank everyone who made this year (and every year) possible!! Be sure to mark your calendars for the 14th Annual, Pagan Pride Raleigh!!

See you all again next September on the 20th and 21st, 2014, at the NC State Fairgrounds.

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 "http://PaganPrideRaleigh.org/". The final code might look like this:

<a href='http://PaganPrideRaleigh.org/'>
   <img src='images/ppdralvisit1-800.jpg'/>
</a>

It will look something like this:


ppdralvisit1-600.jpg



ppdral615-badge.png


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='http://PaganPrideRaleigh.org/'>
   <img src='images/ppdral-square-badge.png' width='400'/>
</a>

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 Brian LaRue

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!

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