- Published: Tuesday, 25 September 2018 12:57
- Written by Mel Mystery
Over 450 folks attended the 17th Annual Autumn Moon Festival / Pagan Pride Day that was held September 22, 2018 at Bayville Farms Park in Virginia Beach. The festival celebrates the Autumnal Equinox, collects canned food for the Southeastern Virginia Food Bank, and raises awareness of Paganism as a religious path. This year 1,066 pounds of food was collected for the Food Bank. Autumn Moon is sponsored by Mystic Moon of Norfolk. This event is part of a worldwide charity drive for the International Pagan Pride Project dedicated to promoting religious acceptance, tolerance and unity within our local communities.
Every year the Autumn Moon Festival hosts speakers, vendors, and workshops from the local Pagan community. The event typically features raffle drawings, drumming, dancers, and other entertainment. There is also a main ritual celebrating Mabon, a Pagan harvest festival that takes place at the Autumnal Equinox.