Monday, February 9, 2009

Brighid's Free Faire

Last year my friend, Beth, invited a few of us to her home for the first of what has now become Brighid's Free Fair, an annual event! Yesterday afternoon, we held the second Faire at Radiance and had a lovely time. I think it's such a wonderful idea that, in keeping with my continuing blog posts about the celebration of Imbolg, I thought I'd write about it here. Even if you can't come to our Faire in Lancaster next year, you might want to think about holding a similar event in your own community.

Here is the wording for the invitation we sent this year:

Welcome to Brighid's Winter Free Fair

This is your chance to get rid of that extra bottle of Eye of Newt, or the tarot deck that just never quite spoke to you. Perhaps you have some herbs or oils, stones, witchy jewelry or bottles of feathers and fins that you want to pass on? What about the extra fabric or yarn that you haven't used for three years? Bring them to the Fair!
This is a free fair, so you don't pay for anything, and it isn't a barter fair either. We get together and put it all out there, and then we go around and pick up what we need/want.

When: February 8, 2009
Where: Radiance, 9 W Grant St., Lancaster
(down the alley from Dispensing Co.)
What to Bring:
Witchcrafty and crafty items and tools that you no longer use
Timing: Come between 1:30 and 2 to set up. At 2:00 sharp, we'll begin by
smudging everything to remove residual energies, then we'll call in
Brighid to bless it all, and then we'll open the Fair.
Food? Feel free to bring along a little treat for snacking
Children: Because Radiance is a store with many breakable items, if you bring children, please keep a close eye on them.


comfrey cottages said...

oh i wish i lived near you, this event would be a blast! thanks for posting! what have you passed on/acquired at the faire? hugs, from leslie

Sarah said...

Well, I've passed on probably a hundred items between the 2 faires we've had so far. Books, altar items, clothing, jewelry...all sorts of things. This year I selected a book and an altar cloth. Last year, I got a deck of tarot cards.

comfrey cottages said...

that's cool sarah! good for you and others too! love that print of going to the faire you have posted on this blog. where did you find it and is there a story behind it that you know of? did you take any pics of your fair? hugs from leslie:)

Sarah said...

I'll have to ask Beth. she found the artwork last year. I do love it!

comfrey cottages said...

cool! when you have time, of course, i just thought it was so neat! thanks and hugs from leslie

woodlandwanderings said...

I'm just finding this now. Would have tried to make the trip out had I known, it sounds awesome! Well, perhaps next year!

Sarah said...

I started a Facebook group, called Brighid's Free Faire, which you are welcome to join!