Headliners: Patti Wigington, Carrie Leitch, Aaron Leitch,
Oberon Zell, Grey Ghosthawk, Dru Ann Welch
Drum Circle: Kelso, Becca and Friends - Music: Hecate's Wheel

Rules & Tips

Welcome to Florida Pagan Gathering

FPG Rules and Information

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  • Gate opens Noon on Wednesday.
  • Check out time is 1:00 PM, Sunday
  • Important Times
  • Registration hours on Wednesday are Noon to Midnight.
  • Registration hours on Thursday are 9:00 A.M. to Midnight.
  • Registration hours on Friday at 9:00 A.M and to 9 P.M. Gates will open at midnight to allow day trip and concert pass guests to depart
  • Registration hours on Saturday at 9:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M. so that all might enjoy the Evening Ritual and Drum Circle, will open again at midnight to allow day trip guests to depart.
    • All Festival attendees must show a valid photo ID when they check in.
    • All Festival attendees must wear a wristband at all times. Anyone on site without a wristband will be considered to be trespassing (see note below)

Registration Rules:

Check In: Upon arrival, all Festival attendees are required to check in. During the check in process you will receive your Festival wristband. You must wear your wristband at all times. Lost wristbands can be replaced at registration by showing your ID. Anyone discovered on the Gathering grounds not registered or discovered wearing someone else's wristband will be subject to expulsion from site for trespassing. All minors' wristbands will be marked to identify them as such. You will be escort you off site if you do not have a valid wristband.

Refunds: No refunds or credit after the first day of festival.

Bounced Checks or Un-chargeable Credit/Debit Cards: Pre-registered guests whose payment did not clear will be expected to pay when they check-in on-site. Guests who register on site with checks that bounce or whose cards cannot be charged during the festival will be expected to pay any owed fees before leaving site. Cash or money order will be the only acceptable forms of payment for these guests.

No children under the age of eighteen (18) are allowed on site without the presence of their parent or legal guardian. Each adult has full responsibility for themselves and any minor children in their charge. Any adults who bring minors of friends or family must provide a notarized Letter of Temporary Guardianship from the minor's legal parent or guardian and present it at registration.

Parking Rules:

Guests are given 15 minutes from the time they finish checking in to unload their supplies at their campsite or cabin. After 15 minutes, all vehicles must be removed to the parking lot. Any vehicles not moved, after the driver or owner has been requested to do so, will be towed at the owners expense.

Handicap parking is available to those guests who require it. Preference is given to those guests with State issued handicap placard or license plate.

Trolley and Taxi Rules:

No unaccompanied minors may ride the trolley or the taxi. No smoking or open containers permitted on the trolley or the taxi

What NOT to bring on site:

Please do not bring firearms or weapons of any kind (ritual tools are allowed).

No illegal substances.

Absolutely no pets or familiars are allowed. Any guest who brings an animal onsite that does not adhere to ADA service regulations will be asked to take the animal home or to a boarding kennel. These are the rules of Retreats by the lake.

The owner of any ADA animal that does not follow ADA behavior guidelines will be asked to remove the animal.

Camera Rules:

Only guests and staff who have registered their cameras may take pictures and then only of people who have given permission for you to photograph them.

This includes Camera Phones and other recording devices.

You must ask permission of a child’s parent or legal guardian in order to photograph any child.

Cameras, Camera Phones or other recording devices are NOT allowed in the fire circle area unless you are one of the official FPG Staff Photographers. Absolutely no cameras, or other recording devices in the fire circle area after sundown.

Taking pictures of or recording of main ritual is not allowed DURING AND BEFORE the ritual. Anyone wishing to take pictures of the ritual presenters, altars, and guests or staff may do so after the ritual has ended and the circle is released and the ritual presenters have given their permission to do so.

Be polite and ask vendors for permission before photographing anything in their vending tent.

Those who fail to comply with these rules are subject to having their film and/or camera (including camera phone) confiscated to be returned with the images of FPG erased at the end of festival and including, but not limited to, being removed from the event site without a refund

Fire Circle Rules:

Parents or an approved adult guardian must accompany all minors (children age 17 and under) at the drum circle. Parents must be mindful of their child's presence and safety.

Hooping and/or poi spinning must be done in the designated area so as not to disrupt the flow and safety of the dancers.
Acceptable drum circle attire is as follows: if you can wear it on a public, non-clothing optional beach you may wear that and anything more that you are comfortable with.

Cabin Rules:

Cabin Rules: Cabin residents are responsible for making sure that their floors are swept, all rooms are clean, and all trash is removed to a designated trash dumpster before leaving FPG. Smoking, burning of incense and/or candles is prohibited in the cabins. Absolutely no cooking(this includes coffee makers) inside the cabins. You may cook using a grill or camp stove outside of the cabins. We also have Pete and Pegs that are proving a meal plan and local grocery stores and restaurants are close to camp. We have a community center with coffee available prior to and after workshops, we encourage you to bring pods, non-dairy creamer and sugar and sugar substitute, you must provide you own cup.

**Cabin bunks which are reserved for specific guests will be marked with reserved signs. Removal of those reserved signs or anyone found usurping a bunk that was reserved for another guest is grounds for removal from the site without a refund.**


All attendees and staff are responsible for their own trash. It is expected that all trash will be disposed of at designated trash dumping locations around the festival site. These areas are marked by signs. Do not take your trash to the dumpster at dawn or after sunset there are animals around you may not want to meet. Please leave your campsite/cabin/lodge cleaner than you found it.

General Rules:

Please respect the festival grounds and everything on the premises. Leave it cleaner than you found it.  Clean up after yourself in all public areas .  Dispose of trash and cigaettes in approved receptacles.  The ground IS NOT an approved receptacle.

Please do not leave open flames unattended. This means tiki torches, fire bowls, cooking fires, and candles, etc.

No underage drinking allowed. Please do not provide alcohol to guests or staff under the age of 21.

Ground fires are not permitted; all fires must be contained within a fire ring, fire bowl or gril.  All ashes from said items must be disposed of in the aluminum ash cans.

There is no swimming in the lake or Lagoon. The pool has swimming hours! Please check for posted designated times. No swimming allowed without the licensed lifeguard on duty.

Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated, including physical assault, battery, intimidation, bullying stalking, comments on appearance or size, gender identity, preference or expression, race, spiritual path or unwelcome physical attentions, Please respect that “No” means “No”. When someone says “No” it does not mean “continue to try”, or “ask me later”.

Any abuse physical or sexual  of children or adults should be promptly reported  to the BOD, Guardians, or staff and  authorities will be notified. If you wish to call the authorities yourself we only ask that you let the BOD, Guardinas or staff know so we can direct the authorties to you when they arrive

Please refrain from any and all conduct that is considered disruptive or harmful to the Wiccan/Pagan Community, this event, or the staff.

Please abide by all Federal, State, and local laws.

Failure to abide by these rules is grounds for expulsion from the event and money will not be refunded.


Things to Bring

Copyright 2004 Kevin Doyle

Things to Bring © 2004 Kevin Doyle

Here’s a new list of things to bring
For a festival made for a queen and king
You don’t want it to be a bust
So listen up, you must, you must

A waterproof tent for those rainy days
And sleeping in when you hit the hay
You’ll need sunglasses too, through which to gaze
Your eyes will thank you, they’ll sing your praise

Insect repellent, just because
When the sun goes down, mosquitoes buzz
And sandals too, you don’t need socks
Be kind to your feet, don’t step on rocks

From early in the day to well past five
You might consider SPF 45
Your skin will thank you for not taking a chance
Later tonight, you’ll be ready to dance

You can buy a meal plan and party hearty
They start on time so don’t be tardy
But if you don’t, there’s more you’ll need
Than a loaf of bread and a bottle of mead

At Samhain time the wind may blow
Off Lake Sellers and chill your bones
Dress inlayers, cause like it or not
It could be chilly or it might be hot

Towels, soap, toothbrush and paste
These are things that won’t go to waste
Sleeping bag, blanket, pillows for your head
Some of us even bring our own beds

Folding chairs, a couple will do
Knapsack, fresh clothes and a hammock for two
You can travel with fairies, bring’em on by
But don’t forget deodorant, no need to ask why

The best thing you can bring along
Is a song in your heart, and heart in your song
But this ain’t St. Pete so don’t forget
Now it’s 20 miles away for the things you forget

So come and join us for our time together
And pray to the Goddess for some decent weather
You won’t be sorry, you won’t be dismayed
We’ll all be happy, for new friends we’ve made

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