4-State pagan festival

JOPLIN, Mo. – A festival with a different kind of look took place in Joplin’s Cunningham Park on Saturday.

Pagans from Joplin and Pittsburg met to share art, crafts, and culture.

While paganism can sound a bit spooky, by definition, it simply means a person who holds religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.

“We mostly follow a natural path where we follow the earth and the seasons, and we try to live our best lives where we give back to the earth because in the end, that’s where we’re going and that’s where we came from,” said Amber Jourdon with Joplin Pagan Pride Fest.

Event organizers say this festival have been taking place since the 80s.