Welcome & Merry Meet!

2014 Winning Logo Artwork
Submitted by: Tori Henson

2014 Winning Theme
"Weaving the web & welcoming the harvest."

Submitted by: Catina Singley

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When is PPD this year?

October 18, 2014


Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

 1135 State Park Rd. Greenville, SC 29609


1 Non-perishable food item

1 Item for animal donation

Don't forget to bring:

  • A chair or blanket to sit on during workshops and performances.
  • Notebook & pen or pencil for taking notes during workshops or networking information.
  • Money to shop with.
  • A bag to carry your goodies with you.
  • A drum or other percussion instrument to partake in the drumming circle.

Updates for 2014:

More information will be coming pertaining to Upstate PPD 2014 soon.

Please see Getting Involved for further details.

 Sponsored by: 

Pagan Pride Organization


Order your 2014 PPD T-shirts now!

All orders for shirts MUST be in by ~ October 10, 2014.

T-shirt Sizes and Pricing is as follows: Small – XL $17.00 Ash Gray color / 2-4XL - $20.00 / 5XL-$21.00.

T-shirts will have the winning PPD logo and design printed on the front.

Payment must be made in advance for tees. Orders must be in by October 10th complete with sizes, names, numbers of how many wanted and payment.

This year's PPD event is fast approaching!

Save the date ~ October 18, 2014.

Whew! This year has been flying by hasn't it? It's hard to believe that this year's Pagan Pride Day is less than two months away. There's still a LOT to be wrapped up before the event, so we're trying our best to finish out with a bang and ensure everyone has a great time.

There are a few updates and reminders that need to go out to the community. So here we go!!

Anyone interested in being a vendor at the event needs to either print out, fill in and mail the vendor application along with the fee OR fill it out online and pay through Paypal. The rules and application information for vendors can be found by clicking on the "Vendor Application Info" link on the menu at the top of this page.

We welcome vendors to share their creativity and wares, whether it be items they've purchased for resale or items that are handcrafted. Contact us ASAP if you have questions or need more information. We had a huge crowd last year and it should be even bigger this year... so don't miss out on your chance to meet others, make friends, and profit from a generous (and curious) crowd!

Last Official PPD Fundraiser for 2014

Dawgs & Drumming - Saturday, September 13, 2014  6:00pm
Greenville, SC

Come join us at Mystic Hideaway for a night of rhythm and yums!

Bring your drums, tambourines, bells, clackers - any music maker you might have - and enjoy a hot dog plate while we drum up some energy!

This is a PPD fundraiser. Hot dog plates will be sold. Step up to the serving window and walk away with a hot dog* (including Kelly Ray's KickAss Chili), chips and soda - all for just $5!

Individual item prices:
Hot dog $3
Chips $1
Soda $1

*We will be serving regular weenies with meat chili. If anyone has any specific dietary requirements (such as allergies, vegan, etc.) please contact us before the day of the event and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

We will be at Mystic Hideaway, located in Greenville. The fun starts at 6pm and will carry on until we are all drummed out!

Please see the Facebook events page for more information or contact us through email if you do not have access to Facebook.

Guest Speaker & Special Guest Information
We are blessed to have been able to have Ms. Selena Fox as this year's guest speaker. She will be speaking to us about Samhain traditions and will be leading the ritual to take place that afternoon. Please check out her website for more information, as there is simply too much information for me to pick and choose from to put here! :)

Selena Fox has been a respected member of the Pagan community for over thirty years, and is the founder and co-executive director of Circle Sanctuary in Wisconsin. She is also the founding editor of Circle Magazine. We are overjoyed to have her attend the SC Upstate Pagan Pride Day as a guest speaker, friend and teacher.

For a more detailed biography and further information please follow the link above to Selena Fox's personal website.
Photograph by: Robert Paxton

Entertainment Information

As previously noted, we will have a few different entertainers appearing at PPD this year. Tim TV always puts on a GREAT show that both the kids and adults love, with lots of interaction and laughs.

We are very happy to announce that this year the very talented Jeff Holland from drum4work will also be back with his awesome drumming skills. He is always a pleasure to watch and everyone who loves to join in and become part of the rhythm is encouraged to bring their drums and noise makers.


And as a special treat this year we welcome Gina LeMonte as our featured musical artist/performer.

(PS..... this is my favorite song of hers that I've heard so far hehe)

 Gina LaMonte aka Mama Gina.

Gina is a Pagan Bard/singer/songwriter, and performs all original music with 12 string acoustic guitar, frame drums and djembe

You can read her bio, see what other folks are saying about the concerts, and hear music from her 2013 CD "Goddess Kiss'd" and newly released CD “The Undertaker’s Daughter” here: www.reverbnation.com/mamagina and here: http://mnemosyne7.wix.com/mamagina.

Her new CD “Undertaker’s Daughter” is getting great reviews (http://witchesandpagans.com/Pagan-Culture-Blogs/the-long-rising-star.html).

Gina has been featured on several Pagan radio internet stations, blogs and podcasts, and has been playing everything from metaphysical shops to house concerts to festivals of all sizes the last couple of years.

Please come out to hear the talents of such an awesome artist and support a fellow pagan performer! The show is sure to be a hit and we’re looking forward to giving a big welcome to the lovely Mama Gina.


While yours truly was unable to attend the Priestess Party this year, the word I got from those who did attend was that they had an absolute blast! There was lots of companionship, swimming, cheese tasting and fun had by the ladies. Thanks Lucie for hosting this event and raising an additional $70.00 to go towards PPD!

2014 Priestess Party ~ Ladies Only!!

Saturday - August 9th, 7:00pm

Come join us by the pool! ~ Hosted by Lucie Sturtevant.

Address will be posted closer to event. It is located in the Greenville area.

Wine, relaxing, and some fun activities await at this all ladies event.

Bring your favorite priestess book to share with others (put your name on it so we make sure it comes back to you!).

We will do some henna together as well.

We will have cheese and crackers along with grilled pork loin. (Some wine provided, but if you can bring a bottle to share please do.)

Admission is $10, with all proceeds going to pur Upstate PPD.

Supplies to make a custom perfume available for $5.

Some other munchies and crockpot white chili for the evening will be available too. Please feel free to bring a few munchies too. Bonfire possible besides patio in circle area out back. There is limited parking if possible please car pool. If not added parking a close proximity is possible. There is a record player with our stereo system. Records are always welcome.

Another great success!!

We are pleased to announce that this year's Dinner & Divination event went off beautifully!

The board would like to thank everyone who came and participated in getting readings from the many diviners present, as well as those who came simply to share in the fellowship of friends. We'd like to give a HUGE thank you to Ms. Kelly Ray and Susan Stollard for all of the hard work they put into this event. Kelly prepared a delicious meal and donated all of the food and time that went into making it. Susan was awesome and came out to help plate, serve, clean and make sure that everyone's dinner was fantastic. Without these two women the event would never have went off so great!!

Also a HUGE thank you to all of the readers that volunteered to come out and offer their services for the community. Thank you so much!!!!

Amy, Bob, Kay, Ebn, Kathy, Sonia  ~ your gifts were most appreciated

The total money raised for PPD from this event was $530.00!!!!

Dinner & Divination

July 6th, Starting at 5pm

Join us at Mystic Hideaway (7 Pine Ridge, Greenville) for a spaghetti supper and a reading from one of several readers.

Ms Kelly will be making and serving a lovely dinner.

Our menu:
Spaghetti w/meat sauce and meatballs


Spaghetti w/veggie sauce


Garlic bread
Soda or tea

A number of our readers in the community will be available for after supper readings, with several types of divination represented.

Cost of admission is $20. Reservations start at 5pm with last seating at 8pm. Reservations run at half hour increments.

Preferred method of payment for this event is Paypal in order for us to be able to better set up reservations.

The Paypal link can be found in the left hand column of this page.

Go to the bottom of the lefthand side of the page and click the "Donate" button.
What a success!!!!
Pagan Pie Day was a HUGE success. Thanks to the turn out of bidders and all of the wonderful chefs who donated pies, we were able to raise $815.49!!!

WOW! Great job everyone. It's amazing what the community can do when it comes together for a common cause. :)

Don't Forget!!!!!!!

Pagan Pie Day 2014!!!

June 8th, 2pm  @ Mystic Hideaway

Are you a whiz in the kitchen? Love to bake? Enjoy eating? Pie Day is YOUR day!

It's easy - pick your favorite pie recipe (sweet or savory, fancy or simple), then make two of them. Bring them to Mystic Hideaway. Settle in for delicious pie, fun conversations, a lively auction, and maybe even post-pie drumming.

One of each pie will sliced and sold by the slice so that everyone has a chance to figure out which pie is here favorite.

The second pie will go to auction. There will be prizes awarded including:

Best sweet
Best savory
Most unique
Best seller at auction

Come out and join us for fun and pie! See you there!

Selena Fox ~ Guest Speaker & Featured Guest
Please see the Featured Events page for more information.

2014 Pagan Pride Day Theme & Logo Contest

As with past years, we are asking members of the community to help come up with the theme and logo artwork for this year's Pagan Pride Day festivities. This theme and logo will be posted on advertising campaigns as well as t-shirts and possibly other items. The winner will also receive a special prize during the Upstate PPD announcements!

Rules: The theme and artwork must center around a harvest type idea. Be creative! Be unique! But please remember that this logo and theme will be out for all the world to see, so keep it family friendly and G-rated.

Winning artwork will become the property of SC- Upstate PPD.

Submit entries to   scupstateppd@gmail.com


Tuatha Dea performed at Upstate PPD 2013

        The Winning artwork for the Logo Contest is.......

                                 Monica Barker !

    ( pictured below placed on T-Shirt with this years theme ) 

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