05/25/2020 - Announcement on The Salem Witchcraft and Folklore Festival in Light of COVID-19:
Greetings All! After much deliberation, we have decided to move ahead with The Salem Witchcraft and Folklore Festival 2020 as an ONLINE EVENT. This allows us the opportunity to keep folks safe and healthy as well as provide some excellent content to people throughout the world who are interested in what the Salem Witchcraft & Folklore Festival has to offer.
We are working with our teachers and presenters to bring you a fantastically curated line up of classes, events, and workshops that you will be able to attend from the comfort of your own home! Online registration will be available beginning June 1st for :
Day Passes (access to all of our live stream classes on the day of your choice as well as access to the class recordings for that day)
General Admission Passes (access to ALL of our live class offerings throughout the weekend and access to all of the class recordings).
Unable to watch our classes live? Don’t worry, we will have recordings available for you the week after the festival for you to enjoy at your leisure.
With the switch to a virtual event we will unfortunately be postponing our special events (The Welcome Dinner, Diviner’s Lounge, Film Screening & Panel Discussion, Antilux: An Evening of Ritual Performance, The Black Cat Cabaret, and the Occultists Pub Crawl) until 2021. We are Working on curating an online event for the Mercato Delle Strega Witches’ Market and will make further announcements in that regard within the coming month.
We are sorry to not see you in person this year, but we promise to make our 2021 Salem Witchcraft & Folklore Festival even bigger and better!
For more information or to register please email
The Salem Witchcraft & Folklore Festival is a week-long event held in historic Salem, MA during August. This festival is intended to create sacred space for the exploration, celebration, and acceptance of Magical & Occult education, folklore, community, and activism throughout the city. All spiritual traditions and levels of experience are welcome to participate.
This will be a week’s worth of magical ritual, workshops, and social gatherings held throughout the city of Salem, all of which will culminate in a community ritual, The Black Cat Cabaret Costume Party and the Mercato Delle Strega Witches Market.
The Salem Summer Symposium is a joint effort founded by The Cauldron Black
and Spiritus Arcanum
Building a Magical Community
We are proud to affiliate with a group of excellent sponsors and businesses from downtown Salem. We’re always looking to expand our community, so get in touch today by emailing if you’d like to learn more!