Dragonfest is a large, regional, neopagan spiritual retreat held in the mountains of Colorado each August. People of all religions and spiritual traditions are welcome at Dragonfest, but workshops and rituals focus on various Neopagan, Wiccan, and other Earth-based spiritual practices. Dragonfest of Colorado, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation registered in the state of Colorado whose mission includes bringing the retreat to fruition. You can learn more about the retreat and the corporation on their respective pages. If you don’t know what pagans or pagan retreats are, you can find out about Wiccans and Pagans at the Witchs’ Voice.
Most of our attendees come from Colorado or surrounding states, but we have folks coming from all over the U.S. and a surprisingly strong contingent from Canada. Our first spiritual retreat under this name was in 1985. We are an incorporated membership based organization with a relatively egalitarian structure. We do not have our own land, but we have set up a fund to save toward the purchase of property. With the approval of our 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, we are actively searching for land we can call our own.
We have been honored by the presence of some well known pagans, but we do not choose to solicit or pay for Guests of Honor at this retreat.
This is a camping retreat with no permanent camping facilities, though port-a-potties, trash, and community areas are provided by Dragonfest. There are no hookups for RVs. There are no fire pits; if you wish to build a campfire, please bring a device that will keep the fire above the ground (please pay attention to the current fire restrictions or bans. It is your responsibility to comply with the law). The event is about 8,000 feet above sea level, near Bailey, Colorado. Nights can get cool, with temperatures dipping into the low 30’s at times. Daytime temperatures can reach into the 80’s. There is a clothing optional area for camping. Main gathering areas, such as the community center, main rituals and most workshops are clothing required to allow everyone to attend.