~ a community of like minds ~
Avalon 7: August 2019 - what will next year's theme be? Sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Facebook @avalongathering to find out!
Welcome Friends! Avalon Gathering is a community of folk with similar interests and a desire to keep the Old Ways alive. We hold various events and festivals throughout the year, including a very special summer get-together called Avalon Gathering - the first and so far, only annual pagan festival on Cape Breton Island! The events take place at our home on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton.
Every summer, we throw open our home in the Cape Breton woods, for a pagan festival like no other. All are welcome, from Wiccan to Heathen to Druid to Asatru to Faery to - well, everyone! If you're pagan or pagan-curious, or just someone who loves to dress up and have a good time, come out and enjoy a laid-back, relaxed, fun Fest on one of the most beautiful islands in North America!
At our secluded location far off the beaten track, Avalon Gathering offers a chance to retreat from the modern world for a while, and spend time with like-minded folk. For the energetic among you, we have activities such as archery, the shield wall, tossing the caber, and other contests of strength and agility. For those who want to learn, we have workshops. We have ritual space available for groups. And if all you want to do is sunbathe, that's fine too!
Every Avalon Gathering has a different theme. Feel free to dress in costume - most people do, and some folk go above and beyond! Check out the photo gallery for some examples from past years. We have a Best Costume Contest, with great prizes. Of course, you can also wear ritual robes, witchy garb, faery wings, or whatever else takes your fancy.
Fall in Cape Breton is nothing short of stunning! Come on back to the Avalon Gathering woods and gardens for a fun weekend filled with laughter, song, good friends, great food (and let's not forget the mead!) and much more! Check out the event invitation on our Facebook page, @avalongathering.
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Fall Colours at Avalon Gathering
Avalon 6 was a blast! Thank you to everyone who came out and made it the best Avalon Gathering yet! If you weren't able to come, don't fret - check out our Fall Colours Festival in October! Merry Meet in Avalon!
Walpurgisnacht - Faun