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Avalon Gathering 2018

$320 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 7 people in 10 months
Hi everyone! Avalon Gathering is the first - and so far as we know, only - annual pagan festival on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. We've been running the festival every August since 2012, except for last year. We've always borne most of the cost, and admission has been free, with donations welcome. This year we've decided that festival admission will be by donation.

For 2018 we've decided to launch a fundraising campaign. You can donate any amount, but as in life, the more you give, the more you get! See the Rewards schedule below. In addition to the Rewards, festival attendance will be by donation: $25 per adult, and $50 per family. Your donations will go towards the costs of putting on the festival, which include insurance, web hosting, sanitation, setup & teardown, security, entertainment, activities, groundskeeping, construction and cleanup. 

Rewards, Rewards, Rewards!
Here are the rewards we're offering for each level of donation:
$10 - $24: One half hour massage or Reiki treatment (can be redeemed anytime)
$25: Festival Admission for one adult (18+)
$35 - $49: Seat on the Judge's Panel for the Bardic Competition (with guaranteed gifts of alcohol and/or chocolate!)
$50: Festival Admission for one family (2 adults + any number of children)
$50 - $99: One hour massage or Reiki treatment (can be redeemed anytime)
Over $100: One 2-night stay in our camping cabin (sleeps two - breakfast included) - some restrictions apply.

Avalon Gathering will run from Friday, August 24 to Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Middle River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

We are online at avalongathering.com and on Facebook @avalongathering

If you want to attend the Gathering, please REGISTER on the website! Even if you've already donated, it is helpful to us if you register, so that we know how many people to expect. 

NEWSFLASH: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!  We are officially full. Thank you to everyone who donated! If you missed out, don't worry - we will be having another event later this year! 

Please like, share and DONATE! THANK YOU for your support!
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Hey guys! I wanted to let you know that with the help of non-GoFundMe donations, we reached over half of our goal! And guess what? Avalon Gathering is happening! REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN and you can register and donate right up until August 23. Every little helps to make Avalon fun and enjoyable for everyone. THANK YOU to all of you who donated! We really appreciate your support.
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We've reached 10% of our goal! Remember you can't attend unless you donate! We must reach our goal by August 3 or there will be no Avalon! Come on everyone ... let's "get'er done"! Check out the rewards for the various donation levels too. I have a quiz for you guys as well: who can name the folks in the attached picture? :)
Name That Avalonian!
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Hey everyone! I hope you're keeping warm on this chilly February day. August is not that far away! Imagine those long, hot summer days, basking in the sunshine, wandering the flower-filled gardens of Avalon Gathering ... I can almost feel the heat of the sun on my face! We need your help to make Avalon happen. If you are planning on attending this year, please donate now! We'll be having all the usual attractions, plus a few new ones! For those of you who have never attended Avalon, there's the Best Costume contest, the infamous Bardic Competition (with bribable judges, and awesome prizes), the Archery School (presided over by Archery Master and all-around good guy, Reinhard Krupp), live music, dancing and drumming around the firepit, henna art, the Feast, and let's not forget the world-famous Wine & Chocolate Party for the ladies! Like, share and donate! :)
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Hey everyone! We're looking for vendors! If you are an artist, crafter or artisan, we want YOU for Avalon Gathering! There is no table fee, but donations are welcome! At past Gatherings we've had potters, jewellers, fairy doll makers, leatherworkers, wood carvers, mead makers and even a blacksmith! Folks who come to Avalon Gathering every year arrive with cash to spend. The more vendors we have lined up, the more successful the event will be! Let's make this the year that Merchant's Lane is packed with vendors! To enquire about being a vendor, just contact us through this page, or message us on Facebook.
Reinhard Krupp with his archery display.
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7 months ago
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7 months ago
$30
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8 months ago
$50
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10 months ago
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