When and Where is Rhode Island Pagan Pride Day 2018?
Saturday, September 22, 2018
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Johnston Memorial Park
1583 Hartford Ave, Johnston, RI
click here for directions
Where can I get an application to vend, perform or present?
Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for this year.
What is the vendor fee and space size? And what do I need to bring?
$50 for a 10′ x 10′ outdoor space (additional $10 if you need a temporary sales certificate. This is a juried marketplace and applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis.
You need to bring everything you require to set up your space outdoors in any weather. (i.e tent, tables, chairs, displays, etc.) This is a rain or shine event and will only be canceled for severe weather. RIPPD does not provide electricity or any other items for your Marketplace set up.
Are presenters and performers paid for their service?
We are unable to pay presenters and performers for their service, this is not-for-profit organization and we rely on volunteers from the community who are willing to share their time and talent for the greater good of educating the general public about the traditions and practices of paganism.
We are grateful for the talented teachers, artists and performers who support the Pagan Pride Project and as a showing of our gratitude, we will give a 10′ x 10′ outdoor space to those who give their time in this way at RIPPD 2018.
What exactly is Pagan Pride Day?
The Pagan Pride Project has three elements designed to increase community good will and public relations towards Paganism: a public ritual or celebration open to Pagans, non-Pagans, passersby, and onlookers; press releases and public relations activities designed to encourage positive media portrayal of Pagans and Paganism; and a food and materials drive for a local charity, food bank, shelter, or refuge, to symbolize both Pagan responsibilities to their town, city, or state and in honor of the various Thanksgiving holidays common to most Pagan traditions held around Fall Equinox.
For more information on the Pagan Pride Project, visit their website at paganpride.org
Do you need volunteers?
Yes, we certainly do! RIPPD is an all volunteer event and we rely on community members to help us on the day of the event to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Click here to see what we need for help and to sign up to be a RIPPD Volunteer.
Where do I find the event schedule?
Click here to go to the RIPPD 2018 schedule
Will there be food and drinks?
Yes, there will be one food vendor (the RIPPD Cafe) run by the RI Pagan Pride Day Committee. We will be offering healthy lunch options including vegetarian fare. We are committed to running a green event, therefore, Cafe will be using bio-degradable plates, cups, and wooden utensils to ensure that we are fully eco-conscious.
Will RIPPD be collecting donations for charity?
Donations will be collected for the North Kingstown Animal Shelter at RIPPD. This no-kill Pet Refuge is operated by the North Kingstown-Exeter Animal Protection League (NKEAPL), which was founded and incorporated in 1968. They are a private, nonprofit organization supported by on-going fundraising events and donations of time, money, and resources from friends, members, business and community leaders. The mission of the no-kill Pet Refuge is to provide a warm home for abused and neglected animals and also for those animals who can no longer remain in their homes for a variety of reasons.
We will be collecting the following items for the shelter:
Canned cat food and kitten food
Cat toys (with or without catnip)
Antibacterial hand soap
39-gallon trash bags
Gift cards to stores that sell cat food and supplies (i.e. Stop & Shop, Petsmart, Petco, Shaws)
For more information about the North Kingstown Animal Shelter, visit their website at nkeapl.org