The fourth Saturday of each September is a day that a lot of pagans look forward to because of the Indianapolis Pagan Pride Day Festival. This year, that day is on September 28th in beautiful Broad Ripple Park from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
You must check-in at the welcome table at the south end of the event, just north of the main parking lot, to get information and a wristband. Event admission is canned or dry goods and toiletries for The Damien Center and Indy Feral.
Parking is available in the main Broad Ripple parking lot or the sports field parking lot. The latter one is accessible via the Evanston Avenue entrance.
There is an opening and closing ritual every year and drumming will occur throughout the day with the opportunity to join in, tap along, dance, or just sit back and enjoy. Feel free to watch and/or bring your own drum.
For Pagans, dance can be a powerful way to raise energy and make offerings to the Gods and Goddesses. To honor this, their event is graced with the talents of multiple types of performers of various kinds of belly dance and other forms of dance and movement.
If you are interested in belly dancing during the event, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mabon, the fall equinox, is a day of harvest festival and feasting. As the pagan community comes together, we each bring to the table our own unique spirit to share with one another.
To celebrate this occasion Indy Pagan Pride Day will hold a community meal and pitch-in from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. - Bring a dish to share; desserts are the most popular, but side dishes are needed as well this year. Each year, too many people bring cookies and cakes and chocolate, so, if you are bringing a dessert, talk your friends into bringing sides.
- IPPD provides meat, buns, condiments, tableware, and grilling
- IPPD does not supply beverages or ice. They will provide cups if you would like to bring beverages to share.
- Please deliver any dishes you are sharing for the meal at the back end of the main shelter before 11:30 A.M., if possible, to ensure the volunteers have time to get the tables prepared.
- If your dish requires refrigeration, you will need to bring your own cooler and either deliver between 11 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. or leave your cooler in the feast area.
- Please provide serving utensils with your dish if they are required.
- Please mark any items (dishes, utensils, coolers, etc.), if possible, to provide easier identification when items are retrieved. IPPD is not responsible for lost, forgotten, or damaged items.
- Any items not recovered by 3 P.M. from the feast area will be considered a donation to next year's Indy Pagan Pride Day Feast.
- New policy for this year regarding the feast - You must be wearing or be able to present a wristband to get food.
- Note: Due to financial constraints, IPPD is unable to provide meat alternatives.
If you find yourself hungry for something other than a gold old fashioned pitch-in or don't get there in time, there will be a hot dog cart on site as well. There are also multiple types of fast food and sit down restaurants in either direction on Broad Ripple Ave/ E. 62nd Street.
The Auction is Indy Pagan Pride Day's big fundraiser. It's the funding base of the next year’s event. Auction items are solicited from the general Pagan community. They do require each vendor donate merchandise totaling a $15.00 minimum value.
All Auction activities take place in the large shelter. They accept cash, check, and credit card via PayPal. Terms are payable upon placement of the bid and/or when the bidding for that item ends.
The open bidding auction begins promptly at 3 P.M. on the day of the event.
The Auction takes place in three separate phases during the event:
Buy It Now - From 10:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. - Each item is given an estimated value at the beginning of the day. You may purchase it immediately from the Auction Coordinator and ensure that you don't risk someone out bidding you for it.
Once an item has a bid on it the original "Buy It Now" price becomes invalid, but can still be placed as a bid on the item with the assurance of being contacted via our new system if you have the highest bid.
Silent Auction - From 10:30 A.M. to 2:30 A.M. - After each item is given a minimum bid, placed out for display, and made available for inspection throughout the day.
New this year! - The Auction Coordinator is requiring all persons who wish to bid on any items during the silent auction to register their contact information and be given a bidding ID. This is to ensure bidding anonymity and we are able to contact the winning bidder. No bids are considered valid without the bidding ID!
The auction is no longer accepting names on the silent auction bid slips. Once an item has a bid on it the "Buy It Now" price becomes invalid, but that amount can still be placed as a bid on the item with the assurance of being contacted via their new system, if you have the highest bid. Each item is available to be bid upon before the 2:30 P.M. deadline. At that point the bidding slips are gathered and all items are sorted.
Items not receiving a bid or more than two bids will go on sale during the open bidding portion of the event. If an item receives one or two bids, the winning bidder is contacted to collect and pay for their merchandise. If an item goes to open bidding and does not receive a bid that is higher than the highest bid during the silent auction, the person who placed the highest bid on the item during the silent auction has won the item and will be contacted to collect and pay for their item.
In the end, if you bid the most, you bought it.
Open Auction - From 3 P.M. until everything has gone up for bid - An English style also known as an open ascending price auction. Bidding starts at highest point of Three or more bids from Silent Auction or at price determined by the Auctioneer if no bids were placed originally highest bidder wins. Terms are payable upon winning bid.
There will also be a wide array of vendors. Examples are psychic readers, Reiki masters, information booths, businesses selling their various homemade wares, as well as many others.