Festival Friday: Wild Thing Pottery!

Happy Friday! On Fridays, we showcase vendors who offer their wonderful wares or spectacular services at Frederick Pagan Pride Day. Today, we’d like to direct you to Wild Thing Pottery. Wild Thing Pottery is a ceramic celebration of the natural world bringing fun and functional offerings to your kitchen or altar. Their magickal offerings include meditative necklaces, rune sets, herb strippers, goddess spoons, and fae offering sets, as well as hand carved wood cut and dragon scale textured items. Last year, we barely let this wonderful potter leave with any merchandise left! Check out her wares right here: https://www.wildthingpottery.com/

Festival Friday: Wicked Wand Shoppe!

Happy Friday! On Fridays, we showcase vendors who offer their wonderful wares or spectacular services at Frederick Pagan Pride Day. Today, we’d like to direct you to one of the most popular vendors at our festival, Wicked Wand Shoppe. The Shoppe was created by two souls on a journey to create a little magic. They work with the properties of wood, clay, stones, and plants as they hand craft wands, besoms, crystal ball stands, candle holders, pendulums, oils, altar tools, and curiosities. Each creation is given great thought and respect from start to finish, as we let the materials dictate their purpose and design. They have an etsy page right here and a Facebook page here.

Festival Friday: Hennamorphosis!

Happy Festival Friday! We made it through another week. On Fridays, we showcase vendors who offer their wonderful wares or spectacular services at Frederick Pagan Pride Day. If you’ve attended the festival before, you have definitely seen the work of Hennamorphosis! Hennamorphosis creates custom, freehand henna body art using all-natural henna paste free of harmful chemicals. During this time of physical distancing, artist Elisa is offering beautiful custom cards, magnets, and other henna-inspired artwork!

Festival Friday: Serendipities

It’s another (slightly late) Festival Friday! We continue to showcase vendors who would have been part of this year’s Frederick Pagan Pride Day. This week, we would love to highlight Serendipities! Run by a husband and wife team in northern Virginia who create devotional and Reiki-attuned jewelry, host workshops, provide healing and divination services and much more. https://7serendipities.com/find-us/

Festival Friday: Crossroads Sacred Arts!

Happy Friday! We made it through another week! On Fridays, we showcase vendors who offer the wonderful wares or spectacular services at our festival. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Crossroads Sacred Arts. Crossroads Sacred Arts is devoted to the arcane arts of shamanic healing and soul retrieval, tarot readings, and various other witchy endeavors. Mia is the resident healer, tarot reader, jewelry maker, counselor, officiant, witch. She has been reading tarot professionally for six years, and reading for herself and friends for 20 years. Consultations and Conversation can begin via email at crossroadssacredarts(at)gmail.com

Festival Friday: L&M Crafts!

It’s Festival Friday!! Every Friday, we’re showcasing a vendor who offers their gorgeous wares at our annual festival. Today, please check out L&M Crafts – Magick’s Mystic Blessings! L&M Crafts has been with us since our very first Frederick Pagan Pride Day and is always a huge hit. They are a New Age and Body Jewelry store located in Rosedale, MD. They do offer online shopping, so head over to their page here and throw them some love: https://www.facebook.com/LM-Crafts-Magicks-Mystic-Blessings-115389321827574/

Festival Friday Spotlight: Phoenix and Peacock!

It’s Festival Friday! Please help support the vendors who make their livings through festival season by patronizing their online businesses 🙂 Plus – MORE SHINY THINGS for us! Win-win! This Friday, we’d like to direct your attention to Phoenix and Peacock! Phoenix and Peacock is a blend of Fantasy and Feather handcrafted creations! The product line includes Handmade dragons, One of a kind feather sage fans, sage kits, sage sprays, wands, original pieces of art as well as some other creations as guided! They also sell tarot decks of the unusual variety, journals and an abundance of crystals. Visit them online right here: https://phoenixandpeacock.com/

Festival Friday Spotlight: House of Opal!

It’s Festival Friday! This year is tough on our vendors, and who couldn’t use some lovely new magickal goodies? So, let’s do some online shopping! This Friday, we’d like to direct your attention to House of Opal! Mystery, myth, magick. This is the home where we gather to connect with the divine for love, healing, divination. This is a house of Tarot, tea leaves, scrying, Reiki, chakras, gemstones, and whatever else you desire. Welcome to the House of Opal. Visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/House.of.Opal/ and on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/houseofunicornopal

Festival Friday Spotlight: Raven’s Own!

It’s Festival Friday! This year is tough on our vendors, and also tough on all our inner crows who just want MORE SHINY THINGS!! So, let’s do some online shopping! This Friday, we’d like to direct your attention to Raven’s Own! These wonderful folks make beautiful chain maille jewelry, pendulums and other items both sculptural and decorative from gorgeous shiny bits of metal. They are also the creators of an adorable line of Pixi C’thulus that have a tendency to follow people home from the festival. Cherif and Rebecca, the owners and artisans of Raven’s Own, are so friendly and welcoming that we like to place them at the entrance of Vendor Village specifically so they can help people feel at home. Please go visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RavensOwn/

2020 Frederick Pagan Pride Day Cancelled

It is with a heavy heart, and after much consideration, that the board of Frederick Pagan Pride Day is canceling our 2020 festival originally slated for September 12th. Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our festival attendees, staff, presenters, performers, and vendors. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is not possible to make our event safe enough for our wonderful community. We are heartbroken to miss you this year.

Next year’s Frederick Pagan Pride Day is slated for Saturday, September 11th, 2021. Most of our vendors are simply shifting their registration to that date.  Many of our wonderful vendors offer online stores.  If you can support them, please do so.  A year without festivals is extremely hard on artists, artisans, and purveyors of beauty and magick.  Visit our vendor page here.

Although we cannot gather in person, we do not need to go through this strange time of physical distancing alone.  Frederick CUUPS, the organization that puts on the Frederick Pagan Pride Day, is offering robust online programming to help keep us all connected.  See the listing of upcoming events, gatherings, rituals and more here. We hope to see you online!

Every year, Frederick Pagan Pride Day has been able to make a sizeable donation of food to the Frederick Food Bank and a donation of food and supplies to the Animal Shelter at Frederick Country Animal Control. If you are able, please donate to these wonderful organizations.

We hope you are well, safe, and continuing to practice good pandemic protocols.  This year is ridiculously hard, but we honestly believe that this strange time will pass.  We will come together in community again. We will sing, drum, dance, learn, laugh, and grow with each other. By making the safe choices now, it ensures that we are all present for that bright future.

In love and service,

The Board of the Frederick, Maryland, Pagan Pride Day