The magical houses of forest faeries and woodland wizards will enchant the trails and grounds of Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, 5 Church Hill Road, on July 21 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Woodbury Faerie Festival, sponsored by Flanders and The Woodbury Junior Women’s Club. Rain date is July 22. Admission to the festival is $5.00 per person. Children under 5 are admitted free. The proceeds from the event benefit Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust and local charities supported by The Woodbury Junior Women’s Club.
In addition to the handcrafted, miniature houses on display at Flanders, the event features a magic show by Cyril The Sorcerer, Fairy Tale Ballet Theater presented by Main Street Ballet, an art show, featuring the works of artist Erica Leever, a Fairy Market with vendors, games, tractor rides, storytelling and a variety of food. There will also be a contest to judge the best of the faerie houses, as well as a Faerie Parade, during the afternoon of the festival Everyone is invited to come in costume and join the parade.
Call for Faerie House “Architects”
The Festival committee is seeking local businesses, organizations, artists or individuals interested in creating a Faerie House for the festival. The entry fee is $5, which includes admission for one to the event. Ribbons will be awarded in various categories for the best –designed faerie dwellings.
Each participant will have a 4 ft by 4 ft outdoor space, in which to display the miniature home and “landscaping.” Organizers suggest working with a base structure, which could be a bird house or milk carton, adding “towers” and “turrets,” using paper towel tubes or tooth paste boxes and decorating inside and out with natural materials, highlighted by artificial flowers, doll house furniture or other creative elements. Houses must be set up between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on July 21 at Flanders.
For more information on the festival, Faerie House rules or entry forms, visit www.woodburyfaeriefest.com or call Flanders Nature Center at (203) 263-3711.