In November 2007, Elders from groups all over the Midwest met to discuss the possibility of planning a new festival.
All present have spent decades serving on committees, planning Pagan Pride Days, charity events, participating in many pagan events and festivals all over the United States.
We came to the meeting in hopes of creating something magical, a welcoming atmosphere for all faiths and a sense of community—of Tribe—that we felt was lacking.
During the planning process we examined what we envisioned a festival should be. We wanted it to be family-friendly, affordable and fun! We wanted it to be a close-knit community; a community that could build on the past and point ourselves to the future in all Her possibilities. We built on the past, acknowledging the wisdom passed on by all those that have done this thing we call pagan festival; but we also looked at where we, as a pagan community, would like to be in the future. Chrysalis Moon Festival emerged, bringing the gifts of magical family and opportunities for spiritual growth, exploration and relaxation.
Nearly 100 people came together at the first Chrysalis Moon in 2008, we have continued to grow, not only in numbers but also on our spiritual paths.There is always a feeling of excitement and hope at the CM festival.
We continue to appreciate the outpouring of support from our pagan community as we build this Tribe. Thanks to all that support, we know Chrysalis Moon Festival will continue to be a festival to remember!
2016 - Eric Vernor,(aka Corvis Nocturnum) & Starr Morgayne
2015 - Patrick McCullum
2014 - Joyce and River Higginbotham
2013 - Selena Fox
2012 - Joyce and River Higginbotham
2011- Phaedra Bonewits, Shauna Aura Knight & Mark Mandrake
2010 - Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
2009 - Christopher Penczak
2008 - Selena Fox