I'm wearing flannel jommer pants and packing for CNC PPD, so it must officially be autumn ;0)
Portable Weirdness will be at Central North Carolina Pagan Pride Day on September 19th & 20th at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh with the usual suspects and array of Questionable Decor, Possible Art, and Primitive Bling. It's a weekend "family reunion" for a bunch of the regional PHA community and a opportunity for the non-pagan public to observe and ask questions about who we are and what we get up to instead of relying on sensationalist religious propaganda or Hollywood nonsense. And a chance to jam on some great music, get in on some cool workshops, and score some seriously excellent art work, hand crafts, and other fun stuff.
One of the main goals of the Pagan Pride Project is fostering understanding and community. Given that sometimes people who are outside the more mainstream religions and belief systems can feel like we don't belong in our local civil communities, nobody is an island. In observance of fall harvest and to show gratitude if you're fed, admission to the festival is a non-perishable food item(s), which will be collected by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.
You can also get in some community involvement with the pet adoption drive hosted by the Wake County Animal Center and the educational presentations from the American Wildlife Refuge and Midgard Serpent Rescue. In case you haven't figured out, a lot of us are kinda big on animal welfare. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will also be there on Sunday from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, and you can pre-register here.
See ya there!