Statement of Welcome
Blue Ridge Beltane celebrates the diversity of our community. We welcome all, and strongly affirm our support for transgender and gender-expansive people, LGBQIA+ people, and people of color. We honor the experiences of all people, all identities, and all paths. We come together in love, respect, and compassion.
Who We Are
Blue Ridge Beltane is a registered religious education non-profit dedicated to creating an annual Beltane Festival and potentially other Pagan-oriented events each year.
We are completely volunteer-driven. Anyone with planning experience, a creative mind, a good heart, and a general willingness to give back to the community is welcome to join in the fun! We collaborate in a non-hierarchical atmosphere.
We believe that paganism, in all its various forms, is a valid spiritual path to finding the divine, and we seek to create a strong and thriving pagan community.
What We’re About
- Family-friendly and adult-friendly events
- Celebration of Pan-Pagan beliefs and styles of worship
- Featuring local presenters, versus the “Big Name Pagans”
- Keeping our events as affordable as possible for the entire range of Pagan folk
- Embracing an earth-friendly position and encouraging water conservation, recycling, reusable eating utensils, etc.
Our community is made up of women, men, non-binary folks, trans folks, elders, children, polyamorous people, monogamous people, single people, and people who practice relationship anarchy. We have multiple ethnicities, multiple religious paths, multiple communities of families coming together and choosing to be a part of the Blue Ridge Beltane community year after year. We welcome those who appreciate the complexities of our individual and collective existences and support and protect our spiritual families.
Read more about our Mission and Vision here.