The Heartland Pagan Festival is an annual five-day paganfestival held each Memorial Day week Thursday through Monday near the Kansas City area, on private land near McLouth, Kansas. The festival was started by the Council of the South Winds which hosted their first festival on June 27-29th, 1986. After the second festival was celebrated in 1987, the organizers incorporated as a non-profit organization called the Heartland Spiritual Alliance on September 19, 1988.
Each year since 1986, Pagans and people of all faiths, from all over the American Midwest, gather over the Memorial Day weekend to celebrate their differences and their commonalities, and to teach and learn about their diverse spiritual paths, cultures, traditions and practices. Among Heartland Pagan Festival's offerings are workshops in a variety of teachings and paths, activities for attendees of all ages, merchants & vendors, speakers and musical performers. A special Memorial Day service is also held to honor those who have fought for freedom in service of the United States each year.