Welcome to the Northwest Region of
Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF)!
Eight Winds is a camping festival and gathering hosted by the Northwest Region of ADF; it is held every summer
(though we were forced to skip a year in 2014) and in the past, was hosted by a different Grove each year. Thus far, Eight Winds has been held in multiple locations in Northern California, as well as in Oregon and Washington.
This year, we're changing things up a bit. We'll be gathering July 23-26, 2015 at a fantastic event center in Northern California, and have switched from the traditional Grove-hosted festival, to hosting by a group of organizers with assistance from group leaders and interested individuals from across the Region. We're also opening up our festival this year so that our fellow Druid traditions as well as the general Pagan community can enjoy Eight Winds as well.
Did you enjoy the hospitality and workshops in our suite
You ain't seen nothing yet; come to festival with us!
Check out our Eight Winds page for more information and to register!
The PantheaCon site says of the Con: "join our huge and varied Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, Reconstructionist, Indigenous,
spiritual and magical groups in education and celebration."
PantheaCon is the largest Pagan convention around, with over two thousand attendees of every imaginable Pagan-y flavor descending upon the Doubletree Hotel in San José, CA each President's Day weekend (February). While PantheaCon is not strictly an ADF event, we have hosted a hospitality suite there for many years, and we do a full ADF ritual for the Con every year. Both were huge successes this year, we're pleased to report, and planning for PCon 2016 is already under way! Visit our PantheaCon page to see what past suite activities were like, and to see what we have in store for next year!
Congratulations to our once-and-future NWRD, Rev. Sean Harbaugh, and to the other winners in this year's ADF elections! You can see a list of all of the newly-elected folks here (you must be signed into your ADF.org account); thank you to everyone who took the time to vote!
Pagan Pride season is coming up; stay tuned for a listing of all of the Pagan Pride festivals that will be held in the NW Region in 2015, & the ADF groups that will be participating!
Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF) is a Pagan church based on ancient Indo-European traditions expressed through public worship, study, and fellowship.
Our vision is that the Gods and Spirits are served in the modern world through:
For more information on Our Own Druidry, you can explore this site, contact the group nearest you (see links below), e-mail the Northwest Regional Druid, or check out ADF.org.
The Northwest Region currently has two official Groves, five official Protogroves, and one study group; click on each for more info: (listed by year of founding)
Sierra Madrone Grove, ADF (2004)
Larrea Tridentata Grove, ADF (2009)
Las Vegas, NV
Cascadia Protogrove, ADF (2012)
Puget Sound Area, WA
Protogrove of the Eternal Flame, ADF (2012)
Protogrove of the Valley Oak, ADF (2013)
San Jose Area, CA
Columbia Protogrove, ADF (2014)
Triple Horses Study Group (2014)
Red Cedar Protogrove, ADF (2015)
Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA