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Pagan Picnic

Hands of Change announces our


21st Annual Pagan Picnic
August 4th, 2018


Mercer County Park’s Princeton Country Club Picnic Area

It’s time again, for the pagan picnic! If you have been to our picnic before we look forward to seeing you again! If not we look forward to meeting you! Come on down and meet like-minded folks and make some new friends. This year’s theme is “Manifesting our Destinies”. Classes with these themes will be taught from the perspective of different Pagan traditions. The picnic brings together folks from different backgrounds to perform and participate in rituals, classes and community sharing. Vendors will be on hand (if interested in vending, CLICK HERE), offering a range of products and services. We will have a Kid’s Track for fun for the little ones. If you bring children, we ask that you stay at the picnic while your children are here. Children are required to wear wristbands with their parents cellphone numbers on the bands.

 This year’s schedule –

Please note, Merc Rx and Pagan Standard timing expected!

10am – Registration/Vendors Open
11am – Opening Ritual with Auset Gypsy James Jacob Pierri, Iseum of the Sacred Lotus
12pm – Blessing of the Foodstuffs!
12:30-1:30 – Class Block 1
1:45-2:45 – Class Block 2
3pm – Main Ritual with the Pan Pagan Council
4-5 – Class Block 3
5:15-ish – Raffle Winning!
6pm – Closing Ritual with Grove of the Other Gods, ADF

Drumming to be expected throughout the day 😉

Please bring

  • a dish to share for Potluck Picnic Lunch (grills will be on site)
  • non-perishable food item for our Community Service
  • a chair and/or blanket for the ground,
  • drum for the ritual, if you have one
  • other acoustic instrument
  • banners and group information for your group
  • tools or objects associated with your skill(s) for blessing during the main ritual and a personal drinking vessel
  • HOLY/BLESSED WATER for 2018’s Main Ritual!

Please do NOT bring

  • Glass containers (as per park regulations)
  • Weapons or weapon replicas


Don’t know what to bring?  You can go by this handy suggestion chart:

A—-G – bring a dessert

H—-M – bring drinks

N—-S – bring a salad

T—–Z — bring main course

Vegetarian and Vegan dishes are greatly appreciated. We are supplying bottled water, bring any other drink you want to have

PLEASE mark your dish “Vegan,” “Veggie” or “Meat” and make sure you LABEL AND LIST all ingredients in your dish so that people with allergies know what they’re eating.

Grills provided – but please bring your own charcoal.

Please take any leftovers home!

Community Service (this info is temporary and subject to change)

We will be collecting canned and non-perishable food items for the Inter Faith Food Pantry serving Morris County.


Prepared Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Tomatoes & Puree, Pasta, White & Brown Rice: 1 or 2 Lb. Bags or Boxes, Side Dishes (Hamburger Helper®, Rice-A-Roni®,Instant Potatoes, Mac & Cheese)

Powdered Milk, Parmalat® & Evaporated Milk, Healthy Breakfast Cereal, Oatmeal & Pancake Mix

Meats and Meals such as: Canned Chicken, Stew, Ravioli, Corned Beef, Hash, Tuna & other canned fish like Salmon, Sardines, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Soup: especially low-salt and hearty types

Diapers, especially 4,5&6 and large, Pull Ups and Wipes, Baby Food (Stages 1 & 3), Baby Cereal and Formula

Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit (lite, no-sugar added), 100% Juice (bottles, juice packs, etc.)

Dry Beans; canned baked, black, kidney, pinto, white

Ensure, Glucerna, Boost, Boost Glucose Control


Questions? Email Cerridwen:




2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cyndi permalink
    July 27, 2016 1:07 pm

    Is/will the schedule be posted?


  2. July 29, 2016 4:12 pm

    Hello Cyndi!
    The schedule will be updated sometime today!


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