We're always traveling to fun magickal events in and around Texas. If you'd like to catch us in person, here's the upcoming dates on the Grove and Grotto calendar. I've included a bit of information about each event, including the cost and where to register (if applicable).
6/25/2017 - Holistic Festival of Life (Plano)
North Texas' newest and biggest metaphysical fair. Hosted by Mystic Mandala, It's held twice a year at the Plano Convention Center. Lots of vendors, free yoga, and educational sessions. Free admission and parking.
8/26/2017 - Houston Pagan Pride Day
We are excited to be returning to Houston Pagan Pride for a second year! The 2017 event will be held at the Unitarian Fellowship of Houston. Christoper Penczak is the keynote speaker. Free and open to the public! Also check out Houston's Magick Cauldron and Pixie's Intent, who are planning to host meet-and-greets with Penczak.
9/22-9/24/2017 - Witchstock 23 (East Texas)
Now in its 23rd year, Witchstock is a small(ish) annual campout for Wiccans and friends. Participate in workshops and rituals, make new friends at the fireside, and commune with nature in East Texas' beautiful piney woods. Primitive camping with portable toilets. Witchstock is hosted by the Celtic Groves. See the website for more details and registration forms.
9/30-10/1/2017 - Granbury Paranormal Expo
Fun annual event in Granbury's historic downtown square. Meet ghost hunters, mediums, paranormal authors, Halloween costumes and local arts and crafts. Now a two-day event, this family-friendly festival is free to the public.
10/14-10/15/2017 - Wellness Expo (Addison)
This semi-annual event takes place the second weekend of each April and October. The venue is the Addison Convention Center in Addison Circle, just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas. Most of the event takes place indoors, but there are a few tables and concessions outside the building. It is organized by the publishers of the Holistic Networker, a long-running local magazine.
The Wellness Expo brings together the holistic and alternative health community in Dallas. Over 100 exhibitors offer goods and services catering to conscious lifestyles. Shop for treasures, get a psychic reading or spirit portrait, learn about crystals and herbs from an expert. Throughout the weekend, free lectures are held in the Stone Cottage just a short walk from the convention center. (We're usually set up in the outer hallway. Once you've experienced the hustle and bustle of the main hall, come see us for a break!)
Admission is $7 for a day pass or $10 for a weekend pass. Additional charge for readings and services. Many local businesses offer discount coupons in the weeks before the event. Public transit and free parking available.
10/19-10/22/2017 - Council of Magickal Arts Samhain 2017 (Central Texas)
Fall campout from Texas' oldest and largest Pagan non-profit, the Council of Magickal Arts. The Samhain festival takes place at Spirit Haven, CMA's 100-acre ranch in Central Texas. Running from Thursday through Sunday, the festival includes nightly campfires, seasonal rituals, dancing, drumming, workshops, and a special concert on Saturday night. Come see us on Vendor's Row!
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and current membership is required to attend. (Membership dues, tickets, and fees total under $100 per festival.) There are discounts available for students, early registration, and volunteers. See the website for the most current ticket information.
Recent festivals have attracted between 250 and 400 attendees. Camping is primitive with portable toilets available. CMA is clothing-optional. Minors are permitted with parents. The event happens rain or shine--but since we're in Texas, flash floods and drought can disrupt the normal festivities.
11/2017 - Austin Pagan Pride Day
The date has not been announced yet for Austin's annual Pagan Pride Day event. But we heard a rumor that it will happen in November again, probably the second weekend. With its beautiful park location and local musical talent, this is a day we try never to miss!