This year’s Pagan Picnic was an absolute blast! I started the day by repeating something I’d done two years ago, coming in on the wrong side of the park. It took me about half and hour to realize the farmers market (which was awesome too) was not what I was looking for. I merely assumed a lot could change during a year. Note to self, the large, beautiful gazebo’s mark the wrong spot.
Luckily, with a little guidance and a bit of a walk I found my way to the right side of the park where all the adventures awaited. My daughter was very pleased with the walk and enjoyed spending time lazing beneath a gum ball tree (which we always seem to be pulled to.)
On our walk we were joined by others who also managed to wonder to the wrong side. Nothing like finding your way by getting a little lost! Note to self -and anyone else with a befuddled sense of direction, Magnolia and Grand St. (helps with the parking.) Next year, just in case, I’m taking a map with me -remember “Grand” (click here for map.)
As we managed our way through the entrance my daughter found the closest stands selling soaps and bath bombs while I stopped for a fantastic divination reading. I usually stop at a few readers during my stay. My card reading was a real joy (thank you Michael). Not only were well needed messages revealed but I also discovered a kindred spirit. I do love the dragon folk. My favorite vendors to visit were Michelle Streetman’s Link Leather Scale and Feather, Alinore Rose’s Beyond the Hedge and Donna and Michael Cramer’s Ancient Stone Inspirations
Tossing my blanket to the ground, my daughter and I had a small snack and decided to explore a little more. I was pleased to discover that Country Hill Creations had returned once again to the picnic. I saved my purchases from this vendor last for the day because I knew I’d make several and they would be a little heavy. If you are looking for a way to create a journal that is flexible and long lasting, check out their wonderful wooden binders. This year, I picked up a book stand (perfect for that binder) and a pendulum board. There were other goodies to purchase on vendors row too that I
couldn’t resist such as the frozen lemon-aid, some vendors selling special stones, garments and a magical tools. After snapping a picture with Selena Fox and catching up, My daughter and I picked up a few gifts, ate a scrumptious lunch and had apples to top it off. We finished the day by listening some music by Spiral Rhythm with friends.
If you didn’t happen to make it this year, set the date for June of next year and come and join everyone. Bring a few friends, explore the sights enjoy yourself among a community of like minds and open hearts.