Philosophy & Mission

itchcraft, a disarming play off of witchcraft, is a celebration of radical womanhood, and an observation of magick in the form of handmade crafts and/or mystic arts. Witches have traditionally threatened strict religious doctrines, challenged the status quo, and evoked fear. The word ‘bitch’ is used to verbally persecute women, not unlike the executions performed on alleged female magick users throughout history. To be called a bitch, one must have challenged the status quo. And to be an artist or mystic staunchly opposes how we’re expected to earn in our capitalistic economy.

 

These combined concepts paint a vivid portrait of a woman who is full of rage and courage. She will no longer be discouraged from actualizing her dreams. She sharpens her pencil like a blade, or lights a balmy candle and slips into a lucid trance. She wets her hands and shapes visions out of clay, or intuitively interprets the serendipitous arrangement of colorful cards. Whatever her art, it takes her to another world. She will not be discouraged by criticism, she will risk conformity for this feeling, this spell cast by her own two masterful hands.

 

When you’re drawn to take part in Bitchcraft Fair, whether as a vendor, an attendee, a guest or a volunteer, perhaps you can feel that ancient power waking in your bones. Or maybe you’re just feeling particularly festive this Halloween season! Regardless – they couldn’t burn us, so join us.

am Shannon Keely, the Creative Coven’s Creatrix. True to my Pisces sun & moon with Virgo rising, I’m an artist who dabbles in so many mediums I’ve long lost count. I have been organizing large-scale conventions since 2012, but I feel now that I have finally cultivated a show that aligns with my purpose & passions.

 

Nothing makes me quite as fulfilled as when I hear regular attendees reminiscing from some of my former shows about the lifelong connections & memories they’ve made. In combining my creativity, my specialization in marketing & design, my passion for meticulous organization, I am so in my element as an event planner. I strive to foster an atmosphere that inspires, excites & feels like home for the eccentric, the misfits, the outcasts – the artists!

Want to help create behind-the-scenes magick? Join our Magick Makers! A close-knit team of volunteers gather to manifest an enchanting experience for the community. Fellow creators, join us!

Fundraisers to Benefit Various Conservation Non-Profits

Thank you! In 2019, we raised over $1,000 combined for the World Wildlife Fund & Wolf Conservation Center. Participate in these activities at the fair & your donation will 100% benefit one of these programs!

Wandmaking

A free activity with optional donation, we provide the supplies & guidance to craft a Master Wand (ages 10+) or a Pixie Wand for the mini magis. Space is limited for this activity, so your best chance is to get your ticket early for a special invitation window to sign up!

Adopt-A-Familiar

Donate $1 or more to discover your Familiar (a spirit which takes the form of an animal to assist a witch in cultivating magick). With a donation of $20 or more, you can take home a gift depicting the Familiar that chooses you! Our assortment of Familiars are all endangered species & your contribution will go directly to the WWF.

Mystic Mavens

Attend our lineup of panelists at our highlight event, Hagwarts School of Bitchcraft & Heathenry for another optional donation opportunity! Early sign-up is available when you buy your ticket pre-sale as space is limited at some locations.

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