September 19, 2020

Autumn Equinox Festival
Pagan Pride Day

The CNY Pagan Pride Day / Autumn Equinox Festival, scheduled for Sep 19, 2020, will be postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19.

Like almost everyone else, we’ve been paying close attention to updates coming out of reliable sources. It is true that some spaces are slowly reopening, and also that in some places there has been some reduction in the number of new cases, but given the size and nature of our annual festival, we are simply not willing to accept the risk of possibly infecting a majority of the Pagan population of CNY.

We hope that conditions continue to ease and that we can begin to gather in small groups once more, but we fear that large gatherings are out of the question for this year. For those vendors who have already submitted contracts for 2020; we will be in touch with you directly in the week to come. We know this news is disappointing, but Pagan Pride is more than just a single day, more than just a festival, more than an annual gathering. We are a community, a couple thousand amazing, spiritual individuals who, together, will emerge from this thing stronger and wiser.

about us

Central New York's local observance of Pagan Pride Day.

Our festival has many interlinking goals and purposes. We try to keep our purpose balanced through the inspirations of the elements:

Air Symbol

Air : Education

We are not going to be able to practice our spiritual paths openly if we do not give the public accurate information about what we practice.

Fire Symbol

Fire : Activism

We have to have the courage to act on our convictions and do what we need to do.

Water : Charity

What we do returns to us. We need to demonstrate this by offering compassion to our communities where it is needed.

Earth Symbol

Earth : Community

We need to weave networking webs in our cities, towns and rural areas of support for one another.

CNY Pagan pride is a proud supporter of:

Working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education and advocacy in cooperation with the community.

Get involved

Many hands are needed to make an event like Pagan Pride Day possible. Here are just a few ways you can contribute to the success of our event.

From Minions to our festival organizer, everyone who helps to make this event a success is a volunteer. You can help too! If you have a special skill, please let us know. Email us for more information.

Demonstrate your commitment to our local community and capture a win-win by boosting your name recognition with an advertising placement in our program! Visit our Sponsor Page for details.


CNYPPD is a free event made possible thanks to our generous sponsors, vendor fees, and your tax-deductible donations.

Be the good

The Autumn Equinox Festival provides a unique, captive audience for your goods or services. We’ve been blessed with many vendors who participate year after year. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a happy legacy vendor, you can download an application here or contact us at for more information.

Have an interesting idea for a workshop? Submissions for considerations should include a workshop proposal and a brief biography. Send your request to

Interested in playing the main stage? This is a great opportunity to showcase your Pagan oriented music for an enthusiastic crowd. In 2016, attendance topped 1,800. Contact for more information.

Host an Information Booth


Bonfire Level Sponsors: $200+

A Touch of Glass...and then some
Speedway Press
Stonebeach Creative

Candle Level Sponsors: $100+