Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
Note: Tracy Kane, who was the inspiration for the tour with her Fairy Houses Series of books, is unable to attend this event.
Young and old are welcome to come connect directly with the environment. Express your creativity while finding the inherent magic of nature and spending time within it!
This enchanting family experience will be held in the forests of Grafton, Vermont. Visitors will follow a nature path sprinkled with charming fairy houses, where the acorn cap dinnerware and shelf fungi table remind them to walk spritely on the earth. Visitors then return to The Nature Museum to create their own fairy dwellings in the gardens.
Hands-on crafts, face painting, and bubbles round out this interactive and magical experience for all. Light refreshments will be available for purchase; we also encourage picnicking.
Check out our FAQ page for answers to all of your Fairy Fest questions!
Volunteers are a key component to the festival. Last year over 40 individuals, families, and organizations joined together to construct the fairy village that is made up of charming fairy houses that have been made by volunteers (fairy architects) and carefully placed along a nature trail. Knotholes become front doors, seashells transform into bathtubs, acorn caps become dinnerware and twigs are woven into ladders.
The Nature Museum is seeking volunteers to work during this year’s festival. If you or your organization is interested in being a volunteer, please visit www.nature-museum.org/volunteer-at-the-festival/ or call the Museum at (802) 843-2111 by September 8. The success of the Fairy House Festival is dependent upon the loyal and supportive efforts of volunteers.
The Fairy House Festival benefits the Museum’s environmental education programs presented in regional public schools and libraries throughout the year. This event also benefits the Museum’s exhibits enabling the museum to continually update and renew its natural history displays.
Advance tickets to the festival can be purchased at The Nature Museum by visiting our website, or by calling (802) 843-2111. Tickets are also available at the gate. This is a puckish annual tradition that inspires people of all ages to take a closer look at the natural world.
Research has shown that time in nature offers both physical and mental health benefits. The Fairy House Festival is the perfect opportunity to rekindle curiosity, imagination and learning in a shared celebration of nature.
The Nature Museum is a regional resource for nature, science and environmental education in southern Vermont. As a non-profit organization, The Nature Museum provides information, creates experiences that engage and enlighten audiences of all ages, and inspires stewardship of the natural world. The Nature Museum offers hands-on natural history exhibits, outdoor opportunities, nature programs for adults and children, and the annual Fairy House Festival. Find information about upcoming events The Nature Museum’s Facebook page (click here) and on their website (website)
Free parking. No pets please.
The Nature Museum
186 Townshend Rd
Grafton, VT 05146