Let's face it, at some point nearly all of us have read the listings of public Pagan events and festivals taking place somewhere, and wondered, "Why isn't there something near ME?" Chances are if there's nothing happening, it's because no one has taken the time to organize it yet. And if YOU think it would be a good idea, there's a very good possibility that other people think it would be a good idea. So how do you set up a Pagan event? After all, in the current economy people don't usually have a lot of money to spend, and it's hard to organize volunteers, right? Believe it or not, if you've got a small but dedicated team to work with, you can put together a Pagan event (or any other kind, for that matter) that everyone will enjoy. Here are some tips on how to make this happen.
Figure Out Your Goal
The first step, clearly, is to figure out the purpose of your event. Whether you're inviting two dozen people or two hundred, you'll need to have a goal in mind. For some people, it may be to celebrate a particular Sabbat. For others, it might be just to bring about a sense of Pagan unity. Regardless, know what you're aiming for going into it. This will give you a sense of direction, and a focus point for all of your planning.