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.