Pagan-friendly events in Texas

Grove and Grotto at Steampunk November 2016

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).

April and October - 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. You can sometimes find free tickets or discount coupons in the weeks before the event. Public transit and free parking available. 

June and December - 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, live music and educational sessions. Free admission and parking.

April and October - Council of Magickal Arts Festivals (Central Texas)

Enjoy a long camping weekend with Texas' oldest and largest Pagan non-profit, the Council of Magickal Arts. The Beltane- and Samhain-adjacent festivals take 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. Check the website for the most current festival info.

Late September - Witchstock (East Texas)

Now in its 20-somethingth 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.SaveSaveSave