The Masquerade Ball is Coming Up!

The 5th Midwinter Night’s Dream Masquerade Ball and Pagan Pride Day Fundraiser
Buy Tickets Here

Saturday, January 15th, 7 pm – 12 am (Snow date of January 22nd)

Join Frederick CUUPS for a Masquerade Ball as we dance into the night with the Winter Court of Faerie, rulers of the dark season!  Please come in a wintry costume as we revel and celebrate the darkest time of the year with the Good Folk of the Winter Court.

Attractions include:

~Winter Faery Market – Vendor information below
~Dancing to Music by The Dapper DJs
~Performance by Modern Belly Dance Troupe Amandari
~Costume Contest: Best Group, best Unseelie Court faery, best Seelie Court faery, best Winter Faery, best Couple

Faery and Fantasy Attire, Masks or Elaborate Makeup Encouraged

7 pm – 12 am, 21+, BYOB
No entry after 10 pm

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Vaccine required, including a booster for anyone who is eligible*:

  • If you received, Pfizer or Moderna, everyone age 18+ is eligible if 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.  
  • If you received, Johnson & Johnson’s, everyone 18+ is eligible if 2 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination. 
  • In either case, you can receive either of the COVID-19 boosters.
  • By the date of the ball, you need to be at least two weeks after your booster shot, which is how long it takes to be fully effective, so be sure to get your booster shot before the end of December. 
  • If you are eligible, you can schedule an appointment through marylandvax.org.  

Acceptable proof is:
• A photograph on a device or paper of your vaccination card
• For those states that provide them, an app that shows vaccination status or vaccine passport
You will be turned away if you do not verify that you are vaccinated.

MASKS required when not eating or drinking

  • Neck gaiters are not sufficient. 
  • Actual face masks are required that fully cover the mouth and nose.
  • KN95 masks are strongly encouraged

CONSENT: Ask permission before physically touching another person, shaking hands, hugging, etc. 


Tickets (only 200 available total):

$40 til January 1st
$50 at the door if any remain

Purchase Tickets Here.

Need overnight accommodations?  Here’s a map of the local hotels.

2022 Winter Faerie Market

Vendor spaces are 8 ‘x 8’ and there are only 8 vendor spots available. Each space costs $55. If you are interested in vending, please email frederickpaganpride(at)gmail(dot)com with the email subject line ‘Midwinter Ball Vendor.’

Unclaimed Treasures is a unique collection of wearable art and decor, specializing in resin-sealed bone jewelry, electroformed jewelry, and preserved oddities and specimens.


Raven’s Own Take the quirky, the spiritual, the kinky, and the beautiful. Throw it in a pot, mix it together, and you have a hint of what we offer at Raven’s Own. From jewelry to japery, from tools to tomfoolery, you’ll find it here! Selling handmade jewelry, curios, and divination tools made of chain maille, polymer clay, and more. Offering readings from our in-house divination system, the Kahina Stones.


The Golden Rose Cakery is a locally owned bakery right in beautiful Frederick MD. Servicing the local Frederick area, as well as the surrounding 30 mile radius, we offer home baked goods made in small batches with great care using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Be sure to inquire about custom orders, which can be picked up or delivered to suit your needs, and let us make your next celebration extra special!


The Enlightened Souls. If you are looking for the unique, The Enlightened Souls has something for you. From our handmade copper and sterling silver jewelry sourced from a small woman owned business, to our unique crystals we have procured from around the world, we are convinced you will find what you are looking for at our shop. Additionally we have handmade walking sticks and fairy wands, unique housewares, incense and herbs available.


We at Tempered Raven believe a custom blade is more than a pretty display piece – it is a tool. Each piece we craft, regardless if hand-crafted or hand-forged, serves a purpose for its owner and much like any other tool, whether practical or ceremonial, it should be reliable and long lasting; an heirloom passed from one generation to the next. This is why we pour our sweat and tears (and sometimes blood) into each blade until they are hardened and tempered for use and abuse. Just because our blades are tools, doesn’t mean they should not look beautiful, which is why we focus our attention on details like handle material, pins, stippling, or the trueness of each blade. Only by remaining dedicated to the purpose of each piece do we remain true to our craft.

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