Sunday, September 16, 2012

San Diego Pagan Pride Festival

pa·gan noun
1. one of a people or community observing a polytheistic religion, as the ancient Romans and Greeks.
2. a person who is not a Christian, Jew, or Muslim.

On September 8, 2012, I had the pleasure of vending at the SD Pagan Pride Festival with my dear friend Sarah from SindaAran Glass.

Since I'm only 2 miles from Balboa Park and we had no clue how parking was going to be, we met at my place, loaded off and then headed to 7-11 for some much needed coffee and because I forgot to grind coffee beans while the kids were awake.

We got there about 7:15 am, went over and checked in and found out where we'd be set up for the day. Lack of complete ingestion of my coffee had me almost walking into an area they marked off because it was a live bee hive. Go me!

We moved the truck to the end opposite of the check-in table and started to haul our stuff over to the booth space, to which the first thing I did was spill my coffee, can you tell I was on a roll? Thankfully it was on one of the plastic tubs and not on my chair. After cleaning up my mess, we set up the pop-up and as I turned around to head back to the truck I was pleasantly surprised to see someone from the event helping unload our stuff. And people say chivalry is dead, ha!

About an hour later and with no major incidents aside from the coffee spillage we were set up.

I had never really given much thought about the pagan community and didn't realize there was even an event for it. For what I heard this was the 10th year of the event.

The event got started at 9 am and went until 5 pm and to say I have fun was an understatement. It was a great event despite me forgetting sunscreen and starting off the day spilling my coffee. The people were amazing and so very friendly and very welcoming. It made for a wonderful day with wonderful weather!

I look forward to vending again next year and even expanding to some of the other Festivals if possible.


The booth set up. I forgot my camera so I had to use my cell phone for the photo. 

This is Odin. He's my friend Tawmis' keeper . Isn't he adorable?


  1. I wish I lived closer to San Diego. It looks like you had a great day for the festival and in looking at your Facebook page and website, I know you have some great products. :-)

    1. Thanks Karen!

      The weather was beautiful and we had a nice breeze keeping us cool.