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This list it horribly unsorted. Perhaps it should be sorted according to religion and/or geography. // Liftarn


This list includes many, many festivals which do not have WP articles. This seems by definition Wikipedia:Listcruft. Wikipedia:Lists (stand-alone lists)#Lists_of_people says this "Selected lists of people should be selected for importance/notability in that category and should have Wikipedia articles (or the reasonable expectation of an article in the future)." I'm going to clear away the deadwood. Pigman 20:03, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Working List[edit]

I do not agree with the notion that every list on Wikipedia should be merely a list of articles already on Wikipedia. In fact, under the definition of WP:Listcruft it states:

"7. The list has no content beyond links to other articles, so would be better implemented as a (self-maintaining) category."

I don't see the advantage of the list presently over the list you see when you click on the category "Neo-Pagan Festivals". However, I DO see an advantage of a more complete list including ALL Neo-Pagan Festivals/Events, including those no one has written an article about yet, as a resource both to the reader and the editor. I think a list should be complete via some other criteria and articles may follow later. But I'll leave that discussion for another time.

Here is a list of the deleted items, which can be used as a working list that editors may select from to write articles that can justify these events' inclusion in this list. I've begun adding links to sites where info on them can be found. (I must admit, several of them seem non-notable. Some, like Gnosticon, have historical relevance.)

  • Advanced Hanging Out [1]
  • Akashacon [2]
  • Ancient Ways [3]
  • Apple Valley Heathen Gathering [4]
  • Beltania - A Beltane Music Fest and Camping Festival 2 hr southwest of Denver, Colorado
  • Between the Worlds [5]
  • Between the Worlds [6],[7] —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rosencomet (talkcontribs) 19:07, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Bohemian Firecircle [8]
  • Bone Fire (Hawaii - Samhain) (couldn't find anything)
  • CandleDance (seems to be part of Mysterium, an event run by Vegas Vortex)
  • Celebrate Samhain [9]
  • Celebrate the Spirit (don't know what event this refers to)
  • CWPN's Harvest Gathering 2010
  • Convocation
  • Desert Magic Festival [10]
  • Fall Festival & Druid Gathering [11]
  • Fire Tribe Hawaii Solstice Gatherings [12]
  • Fires Rising [13]
  • Florida Pagan Gathering [14]
  • Forestdance [15]
  • Gaea Goddess Gathering [16]
  • GaiaFire [17]
  • Goddess Gathering [18]
  • Harvest Home Gathering [19]
  • Healing-the-Spirit [20]
  • Kaleidoscope Gathering [21]
  • May Fire [22]
  • Merrymeet [23]
  • Midnight Flame Festival [24]
  • Midwest Witches Ball
  • Mountain Moon SummerFest [25]
  • Mysterium [26]
  • Paganstock [27]
  • Pan Pagan Festival [28]
  • PantheaCon [29]
  • Phoenix Fire [30]
  • The Real Witches' Ball [31]
  • Rites of Spring [32]
  • Sacred Harvest Festival [33]
  • Sacred Soul Fire [34]
  • Sirius Rising [35]
  • Spirit Fire [36]
  • St. Louis Pagan Picnic [37]
  • Stones Rising [38]
  • Summerland Gathering [39]
  • Three Realms: A Pacific Druid Festival [40]
  • Trillium Spring Gathering [41]
  • Wic-Can Fest [42]
  • Winter Magic [43]
  • WinterStar Symposium [44] (presently redirects to Association for Consciousness Exploration, but deserves its own article in my opinion)
  • The Witches' Ball - actually, there are several events with this name.
    • Here's a link to "The Official Salem Witches' Halloween Ball" [45]
    • Here's one to the Full Circle event, which was happening at least as recently as 2004. Their website is under construction, so I don't know more. [46]
    • Here's one for a CUPPS event in Ft. Lauderdale [47]
    • This one was run by the Cauldron of Changes in Eugene, OR [48]
    • Midwest Witches Ball — "Midwest Witches Ball Held in October Detroit Rosencomet (talk) 16:31, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

I hope this is helpful.Rosencomet 15:58, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Moved a few events that had no articles from the article to this worklist.Rosencomet (talk) 15:52, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Rosencomet (talk) 21:22, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

"Midwest Witches Ball" (which is already on the above list) and "Midwest Witches Bazaar" appear to be the same event; at least, they link to the same website, and are both held in October in Detroit. Rosencomet (talk) 16:15, 30 November 2012 (UTC)


  • Heartland Pagan Festival [50]
  • WitchCamp [51] (several events in different places)
  • Pagan Pride Day [52] - in September, many places — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:19, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
The above list is events that do NOT have their own Wikipedia article, and therefore are not considered notable enough to be on the Neo-Pagan Festivals & Events article. Both Heartland Pagan Festival and Pagan Pride Day HAVE their own articles and ARE on this article's list. Witchcamp does not have an article.
Perhaps someone will write an article for Witch's Ball, listing the various events by that name and (hopefully) their relationships, if any. Rosencomet (talk) 16:12, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Florida Pagan Gathering[edit]

I deleted the Florida Pagan Gathering listing, which was just a link to their website. That's already in the work list above. If someone wants to write an article about this event, the list should be linked to that article. Until then, it should remain off this list like all the other events with no Wiki article. Rosencomet (talk) 15:18, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Non-indicative Title[edit]

Should this, perhaps, be renamed "List of Neo-Pagan conferences and events"? I was expecting a list of the traditional festivals: the Quarter and Cross-Quarter days. --Proginoskes (talk) 19:11, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

  • As long as there is a redirect from Neo-Pagan Festivals to this article, I would be OK with calling it simply Neo-Pagan Events. A conference is an event IMO. Rosencomet (talk) 19:28, 31 August 2011 (UTC)