The Organisers are pleased to announce that the 34th annual Mount Franklin Pagan Gathering will be taking place from the 23rd to the 25th of October, 2015.
This means that the Gathering will not be taking place on the final weekend of October, as it has in previous years. While we had hoped this would not be the case, Parks Victoria has decided that these dates will be better for all those involved: they are expecting large crowds on the weekend of the 31st, as it is the Melbourne Cup long weekend.
While we are a little disappointed at this break in a 33 year tradition, we understand that this affords us a much quieter weekend in which we can worship and celebrate our own “cup day”! 🙂
We have already had a lot of inquiries regarding this year’s Gathering, and expect registrations to fill up fast. If you intend to come to this year’s Gathering, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, stating the legal names of those you wish to register.
Registrations are essential for all attendees this year. If you are on the mountain on the Gathering weekend and your name is not on our list of attendees, you will be not be considered part of the Gathering. You will not be covered by our public liability insurance, and run the risk of being asked to move on by authorities in the event of a crowded weekend.
We will have more details on the 2015 Gathering shortly. Expressions of interest for workshop hosts will also open soon. Can you believe it is only six months away?