May Day Fairy Festival

WHEN: Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 11:00AM - 3:00PM
WHERE: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

May Day Fairy Festival

Sunday, 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
Picnicking- Ongoing
Plant Sale with Singing Stones Nursery- Grow your own fairy garden! - Ongoing

AND MORE!


FREE with regular Mansion admission


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