***See a copy of the vendor form for PaganFaire2017 below.
SisterSpirit sponsor a community wide artisan fair annually in a local metro area close to Portland Oregon.
PaganFaire is a Spring Equinox fair (usually near the last third of the month of March) and it is a gift from SisterSpirit to the wider Pagan/Wiccan community.
The Pagan community looks forward to visiting with their friends and family in a environment of like minded people. Most people come to the fair, have a snack from one of our food vendors, listen to wonderful music and singing, browse and shop, go to a informative workshop, and then stick around to celebrate the Spring Equinox.
The fair included local artists and their wares; an all day talent stage (local performing artists donate their time and talent to our fair every year!), informative and inspiring workshops, and an all day raffle (Prizes are contributed to the raffle by our vendors) to raise money for SisterSpirit's emergency fund for women, "Michelle's Heart."
The fair starts at 10:00 am and ends at 5:00pm. A small admission donation, (children 12 and under are free) is requested. After the fair we present our annual Spring Equinox ritual open to the entire community. (There is no charge for the ritual.)
Each year a different member of SisterSpirit designs the Spring Equinox ritual, with the help of her sisters and members of the wider Pagan community are invited to participate in the ritual cast.
For information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer at PaganFaire!!!
Consider volunteering at PaganFaire. You will be serving community and, it is a great way to get to know people.
Help us advertise PaganFaire! You can request a poster from the below email address. Print it, post it everywhere, put it on poles as you walk by or on event bulletin boards where you shop or go to school. Even just talking about PaganFaire helps your community members live the life style they want to live.
Sell your wares at PaganFaire! Present a workshop!
“We and They are One: Dancing with Power Animals!”
Saturday, March 25th, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Ritual 5:00 pm in the gazebo)
The Historic Dance Pavilion at Oaks Park
7505 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, Oregon 97202
Hello PaganFaire vendors, volunteers, entertainers, and workshop facilitators!
Happy New Year! Are you ready to start planning for PaganFaire2017?
As you can see, PaganFaire2017 is on the horizon. We have a new venue! We will be at Oaks Park!
There are a number of advantages to this location:
The Historic Dance hall is a beautiful hall. It is frequently used for weddings. (There is a small room where the bride gets dressed. Think how much the belly dancers are going to like that room for their pre-dance preparations.)
And, we can have workshops now!
The hall has lovely lighting and it is wheelchair accessible. And, there is a built in stage, sound included.
Food is present on the site, typical carnival fare, but we can always use variety so another food vendor would be welcome-there is a great kitchen! (You would have to speak with Oaks Park as part of your participation.)
It goes without saying that there is frequent foot traffic
The Pagan community is already familiar with the site since other Pagan friendly events take place at the venue. For that matter, many people in Portland have grown up going to family events at Oaks Park. You can bet that our folks are going to make it an all day happening, bringing the kids to the park, going on the rides, and stopping in to see their favorite vendors at PaganFaire2017.
The disadvantage is that the bus is a mile away. But, the park has told us that if someone needs to be transported to the hall, a handicapped person for example, they can be called and a golf cart comes and gets you (ON A LIMITED BASSIS I AM SURE! There is lots of parking, or course!
This year we will start at 11:00 am. After years of noticing the first hour was rather dead, I have decided to give a new start time a try.
The ritual will be outside the building at a gazebo behind the hall. So you will be able to break down your booths after the fair uninterrupted but you will still need to stick to the two hour time limit.
I am going to heavily recruit for volunteers this year (Let me know if you want to volunteer or know of someone who would like to serve the community this way.).
There are two entrances, the one in front has a few steps the one in the back has a ramp. There is a small kiddy railway in front!
SisterSpirit does not have a advertising budget. So, the smart thing to do is to network with all forms of social media, any web pages you have access to, and word of mouth. Let me know if you know of a free advertising venue I can access.
This is called gorilla advertising. It can be quite affective but it requires that everyone participate.
Most importantly, after a year of divisiveness in our country, let’s commit to speaking well of each other, being supportive, and not participating in negative communication about one another.
SisterSpirit will make sure we talk-you-up as the people to go to spend your Pagan dollar! Please make sure you are equally positive towards us!
*Jamie Okulam (Coordinator for PaganFaire2017)
****Please Remember, put PaganFaire2017 on the subject line or I won’t open it!
February 1st is the first vendor fee deadline folks! After that date, fees go up!
(We are reducing the table fee and there will not be a scholarship program nor a table exchange.)
*Please state exactly what products you will be selling so that we do not put same product vendors next to each other. The only exception will be Tarot Readers and limited space constraints. So please get your form in early.
(This form is based on Jean Roedel’s 2016 vendor form.)
Please pay by check: SisterSpirit, PO BOX 9246, Portland, Oregon 97207
Please make your check or money order payable to “SisterSpirit” with “PaganFaire Vendor” in the memo line. You will receive a phone or email response from the coordinator upon receipt of your registration. Please contact: email@example.com if you have any questions. All emails will be answered within 48 hours unless there is a special reason that would take more time.
The Michelle's Heart Emergency Fund Raffle is an opportunity to help the community and advertise your product or service. SisterSpirit is a non-profit and your donation is tax deductible. Describe item(s) donated:
Every year SisterSpirit and PaganFaire is blessed with the donated performances of some of the most talented people in America! If you would like to donate a performance contact Jamie, our volunteer talent coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to facilitate a workshop at PaganFaire?