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St. Louis Pagan Picnic

Author: Jessica Marie Baumgartner
Posted: June 19th. 2011
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Sponsored by: St. Louis Pagan Events INC.
Location: Tower Grove Park, St. Louis MO
Event Date(s): 6/11/11 and 6/12/11
Attendance: 1000

Pretty Good Pagan Picnic

The St. Louis Pagan picnic was held in Tower grove Park for its nineteenth year this weekend. Although more of a market than a picnic, this festival ran all day on Saturday June eleventh and Sunday June twelfth. Numerous vendors lined the area selling crystals, candles, jewelry, clothing, books, and so much more.

The closer you got to the booths, the more your mouth watered for some of Tango’s Argentinean food. They offered such mouthwatering delicacies as empanadas, as well as spinach and cheese pies. Another favorite was T-Dawgs, selling brats, hot dogs and so on. The food was great, but hopefully next year someone will open a fruit stand. It would be nice to have some healthier options or even something for our vegetarian friends.

Following the path of vendors you would find a variety of shops. The Pumpkin’s Cauldron had some great ritual materials. Simple candles, cauldrons, daggers, and so on. Cthulhu’s Corner stood out even in this unique array of fine shops. They had some great artwork and figures, but the book “The Exorcism of Mr. Squiggles” written and illustrated like a children’s book geared toward adults, was very inciting.

Meeting Lyon Marlin was a great experience. This talented artist has created artwork for the Magical Child books, and was there to promote her latest “The ABC’s of Lesser-Known Goddesses Coloring Book.” She was happy to sign copies as they were purchased.

While walking and eating, anyone enjoying the warm sunshine of this year’s Pagan Picnic was graced by the music of the bardic circle. Brian Greenway played an acoustic set that created the perfect tone for a Saturday afternoon as many people camped out in the grass to relax in the shade. His voice rang through the trees and as the elements of this event made for a laid back festival.

Last but surely not least, kiddie corner brought out the creativity and energy of our young Pagans. There were pirate hats, wands, and even crowns ready for decorating with jewels. Children laughed as they decorated their accessory free of charge. The only drawback was that the lady running the booth was smoking, not exactly a great example for our young ones.
That seems to be a bit of an issue in the Pagan community. For such a nature based faith, there sure were a lot of smokers going from tent to tent. The outdoor atmosphere makes it less of an issue and everyone has a right to smoke if they wish. But smoking as you help children to do arts and crafts does not seem very appropriate.

All in all this year’s Pagan Picnic was simple and enjoyable. Good food, good friends, and good vendors. It’s no wonder that so many people are drawn to this event year after year, it’s nice to stop in for an hour or so. As St. Louis seems to be one of the most Pagan friendly cities in the United States, after all this picnic is the largest of its kind.



Jessica Marie Baumgartner

Location: Saint Louis, Missouri

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