May Day Fairy Festival
May Day Fairy FestivalSunday, May 1, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(Rain or Shine)
Blithewold’s Fairy Festival is a day to rejoice in the return of fragrance and beauty to the landscape. Join us for this spring play-day for all ages. Absorb the sights, sounds and smells of the garden at Blithewold during Daffodil Days.
Fairy costumes encouraged!
Schedule of Events
Fairy House Building - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fairy Story times - 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.
“Ladies of The Rolling Pin” performance - 1 p.m.
Fairy Detectives Tour – 2:30 p.m.
Dance around the May Pole - Ongoing
Fairy Crafts: “Make a Fairy Cake,” “Fairy Naming Booth,” and “Fairy Wand” - Ongoing
Plant Sale with Singing Stones Nursery- Grow your own fairy garden! - Ongoing
FREE with regular Mansion admission
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Thursday, November 06
Garden Design Luncheon The Slow Flowers Movement: From Field to Vase
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Saturday, November 22
Children's Thanksgiving Floral Workshop
Friday, November 28
- Sunday, January 04
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