Autumn Equinox Festival
Pagan Pride Day
While a large percentage of the population may be vaccinated prior to the annual September event, we have no way to know who is and who isn’t – so an event of this size will require continued masking and social distancing protocols. While we expect that the vast majority of us can and would follow the rules, our volunteer staff cannot police those rules effectively for an event of this size – PPD regularly draws 1500-2000 attendees. Furthermore, there isn’t enough official guidance, and we don’t know when that will be forthcoming. While a gathering of this size may be permitted by September, it is unfair to our vendors, performers, presenters, and attendees to wait and make a last-minute decision.
We do not like cancelling CNY PPD! Please respect our decision as we feel it is the safest action for both us and the community. We plan to hold an in-person PPD in 2022 and hope to see you there.
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 : 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 : 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 : 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:
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.
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CNYPPD is a free event made possible thanks to our generous sponsors, vendor fees, and your tax-deductible donations.
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 email@example.com for more information.