Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fall Guide to Fun Fairy and Princess Events in New England

Kids and adults alike are entranced by the magic of fairies! The New England Fall Events writers are equally captivated by the tiny winged creatures and their pure wonder!

To give you a sneak peek at what kind of delight there is to be had at festivals like these watch our video from the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour.

If you're curious what goes into the making of a Fairy House read about our delightful trip to the Discovery Museums' Fairyborough event.

Our lovely region has a number of very special fall events that are worth your attention and those of your little (human) ones. Circle the dates for these upcoming festivities!

The 12th Annual Portsmouth Fairy House Tour
Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th, 2016
Portsmouth, NH
With 200+ fairy houses on display this is a must-see for kids and adults alike! With fairy ballets, fairy plays, book-signings by Tracy Kane, and an opportunity to make your own fairy house, this is the standard bearer for fairy houses fun!
Read about our memorable visit and learn more about what to expect from this special festival.

The 9th Annual Vermont Fairy House Tour
Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th, 2016
Grafton, VT
The Fairy House Festival includes a self-guided tour through the over 35 handcrafted fairy homes nestled in the Nature Museum's woods. These homes are created with care from natural materials by the fairy house festival's builders. Visitors return to The Nature Museum to create their own fairy dwellings in the gardens.
Wee Faerie Village presents A Flutter in Time
October 1st through 30th, 2016
Old Lyme, CT
Over two dozen faerie-scaled castles, towers, and palaces on the Griswold Museum’s campus celebrate fiction’s greatest princes and princesses in a new and imaginative way.
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Nature's Open House - Fairy House Tour
October 1st and 2nd, 2016
Farmington, CT
The “6th Annual Nature’s Open House Tour” and see 100+ custom built fairy & gnome dwellings set along a half mile stroll through wooded trails during fall foliage season plus a meet and greet award winning authors, Tracy Kane and Kelly Sanders! This event aims to inspire children and adults to experience the joy of reading and to interact with nature through building these unique habitats for fairies, gnomes and nature’s friends.
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Prince and Princess Promenade at King Richard's Faire
Saturday, October 1st, 2016  (Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 2nd)
Carver, MA
All children 11 years and younger, are welcome to participate in this royal extravaganza! Each child will be majestically escorted onto the stage and presented to their royal majesties and the crowd followed by an opportunity to take a photo with the King and Queen. No pre-registration required, event is limited to the first 50 children in line. Eligible children can line up at the front of the stage just prior to the start of the event.

Children's Fairies and Pirates Parade at King Richard's Faire
Saturday, October 15th, 2016 (Rain date: Sunday, October 16th)
Carver, MA
With some of the Fantasy creatures and Pirates of the realm in attendance; each child will parade onto the stage, be presented to the audience, and have the opportunity to take a personal photo with the characters assembled. 
Children 11 years and younger will be instructed in King Richard’s Pirate code and the delicate art of blowing Fairy dust. Each participating child will receive a special memento from the event.
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Fairy and Hobbit House Festival Fundraiser
Saturday through Monday, October 8-10th, 2016 
Lee, NH
The Fairy & Hobbit House Trail will include both pre-built and make-your-own structures. Some will be designed by featured artists, school aged children, gardeners, community businesses and friends.There will be a separate Fairy & Hobbit House Trail with designer-built fairy houses, a guest appearance by a renowned fairy house expert, supplies to build your own house (bring your own supplies), and special items, such as books, for sale in their shop.

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