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Keynote Speaker   Sara Mastros

Sara Mastros, author of Orphic Hymns Grimoire and Big Book of Magical Incense, is Pittsburgh's leading Witch for Hire.


She teaches tarot, witchcraft, Greek and Near Eastern mythology, Pan-Levantine folk magic, and practical sorcery online and at festivals all over the east coast. She’s also a co-owner of Quicksilver Cards & Games, an app company that produces both the Fool’s Dog family of tarot, lenormand, and oracle apps and the game


Enjoy Sudoku! You can check in on her courses and lessons at, sign up for her newsletter at, or follow all her witchy shenanigans on facebook at

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2023 Clergy

Carver Jenesis Casey (They/Them)


Born to the Southern valleys of West Virginia, Carver seeks to utilize their experience as witch and Goði (Norse Priest) in order to bring a voice to areas of intersectionality. Carver identifies as Deep Animist, Asatru, and witch – working in those worlds for over twelve years, leading workshops in a variety of subjects such as: Tarot, Rune work, Traditional Witchcraft, Norse Magick, Queer & LGBT Magick, Pagan Reconstructionism, and Appalachian Folk Working. This will be their first time attending Central WV Pagan Pride, and they look forward to sharing space, learning from, and networking with everyone in attendance.


Classes for 2023

"How Whisperers Heal the Shadows”

by Megan Black

Whisperers (Szeptucha) have been helping folks heal from shadow aspects. Whether it stems from self or outside forces. This class will teach you one way to heal these shadows.


The Art of Norse Shapeshifting” by Carver Casey (They/Them)


HamrammR an Old Norse word meaning “Skin-strong” or “one who dons another skin(shape)”. In this workshop, we will be engaging with the history and psycho-spiritual technique of Norse “skin-changing” and discussing its spiritual and psychological significance both historically and in modern use. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn and practice skin-donning techniques using provided materials (vegan and faux-fur options available) but are encouraged to bring any of their own pelts, furs, animal masks, or totems they would wish to work with.

Psychics and Readers

Artist of the Year 2022
Sarah E. Cook



Mountain Lore Research Society

Art by Kenz

Vendors for 2022


First Aide

Rowan Temple of Light

May Queens

Amy Blackthorn

The Pendulums Path

Traci Vann

Epona's circle

Art by Kenz


Sacred Totems

The Last Spell Readings

Gypsy Moon Creations


the Hodge Podge LAb

Rainbow Feather

Kobold Hollow

Ambers's Artful Creations

The Crafty Chameleon

Magicxwell Art

The two Tinkers

Dan's Spray Art

Schedule of Events 2022
11:00 Announcements with Lady Gwendolyn and Opening Ritual with Untamed Enclave (stage)
11:30 Morbid Magic w/ High Priestess Isadore
12:00 Natural Energy Work w/ Holly Mullins

1:00 Awards, Pagan Panel hosted by Aeson Knight
2:00 Amy Blackthorn
3:00 Shotgun Tarot with Aeson Knight
5:00 Palmistry for Basic Bitches with Dottie the Psychic
6:00 Closing Ritual with Untamed Enclave (Stage)

This Year Mo from Earth Magic, former Pagan of the Year 2020, is Bringing her Trivia Event to Pagan Pride. 

Are you ready to test your Knowledge? 



(donations to help our community)

Appalachian Pagan Ministry is a pan-pagan ministry devoted to building an engaged, passionate, and spiritually fulfilled community of people from all backgrounds and faiths. We are devoted to engaging and impacting one another and others, believing it is our responsibility to set an example of service.

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Camping Available at Park
25.00 a night for water and Electric 
15.00 for no utility to reserve just

 Central WV Pagan Pride Event is in the Heart of WV. 

This Year's Theme Quoth the Raven "Working in the Shadows is about seeking to grow through challenging ourselves. Shadow Work as its currently known is about facing the parts of you that you don't like and working on changing that behavior or thought process. 

Join us as we journey into the darkness to face our fears. 

Clink on Vendor Form to set up at Main Event

Our Nurturing Kitchen

Led by High Priestess and Herbalist 

Beth Laf

"What I do defines my existence"

Beth has been a witch since birth. Growing up in a publicly Catholic family she embraced the trips to the woods to harvest wild things with her aunt's . Perhaps it was living next to an 1800s graveyard or perhaps it was the trips to Circle Sanctuary and listening to Selena Fox and others that brought the study of esoterica and earth based faith to the forefront of her life.

Beth studied herbalism for many years in a private study program before receiving her certification.
As a young adult she studied psychology and world religions which lead to a deeper understanding of her place in it.

She founded her first coven in 1993 and opened the first witch focused coffee and herb shop in Green Bay Wisconsin in 1997. She was one of the five founding members of Deeply Rooted Intentional Community.

She has continued studying while raising her family and traveling around the middle of the country from Wisconsin to Arkansas and Missouri to Louisiana and Texas studying and learning and teaching along the way as part of many different study groups and covens until finally finding a spiritual home in Southern West Virginia. Recently she re-embraced her Life Coaching and tarot skills and works professionally under her stage name Melissa Alfred. She along with her spouse of 20 years are developing a spiritual retreat center and all faiths celebration destination on top of the mountain they own.

She is Co-Founder and Award Winner of the West Virginia Tarot Association annual award for best reader.
The West Virginia Tarot Association is a professional association designed to promote and advance tarot and psychic work as a viable career path for WV residents

She is a member of the Central West Virginia Pagan Pride Planning Committee,

She is now Hosting Witches and Salsa a Gathering in her area where you can take part in the study group for fledgling and adult pagans who are interested in her craft based flavor of witchcraft.

To Check out West Virginia Tarot Association

To Book a Reading simply go to 

Our Food is A Fundraiser for Us so Eat on site to help fund the Event.

            Pagan Panel 2023

Beginning at 1pm after Awards 

Such A Great Group Joining together to Answer Any questions you may have. Each Panel Member has a Different Background.

Epona's Circle by Lady Morganna

The area for the Kids will be set up on the Side of the Pavillion


Get your Picture Taken with our May Queens

2022 May Queen
Natalie McVicker

2021 Amy Lynn of Morgantown, WV


Honoring our Brother and Sisters


  • 12:30 May Queen Story Time

Lady and Shop of the Year 2022

Ritual to honor our Fallen, In Remembrance of

Message to Add name in Opening Prayers

Paula Moore and Gracie


Barefoot Gypsy

Paula Moore and Barefoot Gypsy

My Metaphysical/Pagan journey began early in life, as a child spending much of my time on my aunt’s farm in Crossville, TN. My grandmother, my mom’s mom, was a healer, a granny witch, root woman, call her what you will, she had a cure for everything! My cousins and I learned quickly not to complain too loudly of an ailment or pain, because Granny was fast with a poultice, tincture, tea or something foul tasting or stinky to rub on or pour in us as a treatment! And it always relieved whatever was going on. She never really sat us down and taught us about it, we had to just pay attention and follow along, stay with her and watch and ask questions. But we were kids, and she was old and well into her 70s, so none of us really learned much of anything. Most of what she did was kept in her head, save the few recipes written in the back of the family Bible by my mother. There were numerous stories about witches and ghosts, and other mountain phenomena while popping beans or shaking buttermilk. Granny was also the area Midwife and assisted the local undertaker with funerals, so she indeed saw much during her life. A childhood like that leaves an impression. My father’s mom was born in the Carpathian Mountains, Polish/Hungarian Gypsy (so now you know, I’m not a Gorger). She had her own form of “knowing” and her own recipes for healing, but she died before I was born, so I know little of her and her journey. I dabbled on and off in the Metaphysical/Pagan world and even spent time in the Christian church trying to find my place. Eventually I found David and we began our search together, taking us from church dance/drama team leaders to program editing for television to missionaries traveling to Romania and Sri Lanka. Nothing seemed to fulfil us for long. We began to visit Wildflowers, a small shop in Couth Charleston and became friends with Carolyn Rexroad, her daughter Carrie and Gael. When Carolyn made the decision to close her shop and move to Charlestown, she presented us with an offer we couldn’t refuse! We truly believe Carolyn’s blessing on our new adventure is the biggest reason for Barefoot Gypsy’s success! We look forward to what lies ahead for BG and count it an honor to be able to do what we do! With so much division and uncertainty in the world, we want to keep BG as a safe and peaceful place. Our purpose is to keep community and comradery as a priority. We have so many plans for the future to help educate others and help them find their own paths. Our hope is that Barefoot Gypsy remains a teaching center, leading people from past condemnations into the freedom of enlightenment.

Holly Grey Park 

A family outdoor recreation center with rustic camping sites, bathhouse and restrooms nearby. Resident camp facility with sleeping quarters for up to 125, a council circle, plus Holly Gray Center dining facility with seating for up to 150. Picnic area, shelters, pavilion, horse show ring, and two ponds stocked for fishing. County fairground.

Braxton County Visitors

Centrally located, Braxton County, West Virginia is the ideal location for any statewide organization to hold its meetings and retreats. Braxton County offers top of the line facilities that can meet the needs of any budget. Natural beauty and recreation abound with two beautiful lakes, an easily navigable river water trail, and many scenic vistas. Nearly all of our attractions can be found within a few miles of the four interstate-79 exits located within our county limits.

2023 Central WV Pagan Pride
Quoth the Raven
Working in the Shadows
August 19, 2023

Join them for May Queen Story Time at 12:30 in Epona's Circle

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