We raised 823.11 pounds of food for the Frederick Food Bank. We have a huge pile of donations for the Adoption Center at Frederick County Animal Control. And over 550 people came through the doors yesterday. As I said during Kindred Crow’s set, remember – you are NOT alone. When you are feeling overwhelmed, or isolated, or like a single fiber of strangeness and magick in the tapestry of our greater culture, remember the festival. There are a LOT of us. And we are amazing.
Frederick, MD, Pagan Pride Day is very fortunate in terms of our location. In the event of heavy rain, we will move the entire festival inside the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick (4880 Elmer Derr Road – same location as the festival, just inside the building). We will make a final call on whether we will be indoors or outdoors on Friday morning and will post about it on all our media – this website, our Facebook page, the Frederick CUUPS Facebook page, and the Facebook event.
The first graphic below is the outdoor plan. The image below it is the indoor plan.
Admission to The 4th Annual Frederick Pagan Pride Day is a donation to one of two charities we are supporting this year. You are welcome to bring an item of non-perishable commercially prepared food (no home canned goods, unfortunately) for The Foodbank Program operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency. This year, Frederick Pagan Pride Day is also supporting the Adoption Center at Frederick County Animal Control, Maryland. FCAC is requesting canned food of any variety, dry food (Iams is preferred, but they will take any sort), bleach, sponges and Dawn dish soap.
Frederick CUUPS has the great honor of hosting and managing the region’s annual Pagan Pride Gathering. This will be our fourth year! Last year, slightly over 500 people attended. The festival is a ton of fun – it’s a full day of workshops, rituals, vendors, music and merriment. But, like all really wonderful events, it takes a village to run it smoothly. We are looking for volunteers to help with this year’s event. There are two windows of time in which we volunteer: there’s a setup the evening before (Friday, September 14th) to put up the pavilions, mark out vendor spaces, place tables, etc. The day of Frederick Pagan Pride Day (Saturday, September 15th), we have shifts starting at 8 am and ending at 8 pm. We will need the most help from 8 to 10 am (loading vendors in and getting set up) and 6 to 8 pm (loading vendors out and breaking down all the festival infrastructure). During the day, we have shifts at the Welcome Booth, General Site (roaming security), Parking Guides and Event Field (helping with workshops, rituals, etc). Shifts vary in time from half an hour to up to two hours depending on the role being filled. If you would like to volunteer, email frederickpaganpride(at)gmail(dot)com.
After the incredible generosity and kindness of everyone who attended the 2017 Frederick Pagan Pride Day, the staff thought we would expand the web to reach more beings in need – specifically the four-legged kind. This year, admission to Frederick Pagan Pride Day is a donation to one of two organizations we are supporting. You are welcome to bring an item of non-perishable commercially prepared food (no home canned goods, unfortunately) for The Foodbank Program operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency. This year, Frederick Pagan Pride Day is also supporting the Adoption Center at Frederick County Animal Control. FCAC is requesting canned food of any variety, dry food (Iams is preferred, but they will take any sort), bleach, sponges and Dawn dish soap.
The Fourth Annual Frederick Pagan Pride Day will be Saturday, September 15th, 2018. We are currently accepting applications for the event. If you are interested in participating as part of FPPD, please click on the link below that applies to you.
- Workshop/Ritual Presentations
- Representatives from local Non Profit Groups, Events, Churches and Covens
- Create an Altar
- Sponsor Frederick Pagan Pride Day
If you have something you would like to contribute to the 2018 FPPD that is not listed above, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org