Tour of Fairy Houses in Portsmouth, NH 2011

World’s largest Fairy Houses event!

The Seventh Annual Tour is now scheduled!

Saturday & Sunday
September 17 & 18
12 Noon till 4pm each day

Pictures from the 2011 Tour!

This magical “one of a kind” Tour includes entry to Strawbery Banke, Prescott Park and the Wentworth Gardner and Tobias Lear Houses.

As always, Tracy Kane will be present to chat with fairy houses fans and sign her books.

Build a Fairy House to display at the Tour – for details click here

Southern New Hampshire Dance Theatre will present excerpts from “Fairy Houses – The Ballet”.

Plus, help build what may be the world’s largest Fairy Houses Village!

Download Event Poster (PDF)

Tour Summary

  • Ticket includes entrance to Strawbery Banke and the Wentworth-Gardner house.
  • See many Fairy Houses inspired by children’s literature and other fairy fantasies.
  • Excerpts from Fairy Houses – The Ballet! An original work based on Fairy Flight, a book by Tracy Kane. Adapted and performed by The Southern New Hampshire Youth Ballet.
  • Meet Tracy Kane, author/illustrator of the multi- award winning Fairy Houses Series® of books and video.
  • Build your own fairy house on Peirce Island and help create a Fairy Houses Village!
  • All within walking distance
  • Enjoy the Amazing Bubble Machine!
  • FREE Parking available at Peirce Island


Children (3-12) advance $4, day of tour $5
Adults advance $10, day of tour $15
Seniors (62+) advance $8, day of tour $10
Family advance $20, day of tour N/A

Ticket proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. Last year’s tour raised $30,000 for local non-profit organizations!

Advance tickets may be purchased at:
Prescott Park Arts Festival Online Order Form
Prescott Park Arts Festival membership booth
G. Willikers Toyshop, 13 Market Street, Portsmouth
Strawbery Banke Museum at the Visitors Center

For more ticket info call Prescott Park at (603) 436-2848

Tickets and tour maps are available by the flag pole at Prescott Park and on Peirce Island (by the main parking areas) for those who have not bought them in advance.

Sorry, no pets allowed.

Suggested Directions

(to avoid congestion)
From I95 take exit 3, Rte 33 towards Portsmouth along Middle Road. Soon after crossing Rte 1 take a right on South Street.
Take a left on Marcy Street.
Take a quick right to stay on Marcy Street.
Take a right on Peirce Island Road for parking.

Contacts & Media Opportunities

Advance interviews can be arranged with Tracy Kane, children’s book author and illustrator of the award-winning Fairy House Series and author/photographer, Barry Kane.
Contact [email protected]


Media Contacts
Judy Nerbonne (603) 431-8439 e-mail

Media Information
Visit the Media Center for media related documents and images.

Pictures from 2011 Tour


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  1. Brinn, Lindsay (7) & Lauren (5)
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    We would like to thank all the volunteers and organizers for this event. This year was the best by far. We have attended in the past, but something about this year was truly magical. The fairy house building in PI seems to have an abundance of fodder for the kids to create with, much more than in past years. The flowers were an especially nice touch. Thank you again to all who help make this event possible. It is something we look forward to every year.

  2. Marie
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    This was our first fairy house tour and my granddaughter and I had such a wonderful time! She especially loved building her own fairy house and the bubble machine. Such a magical day, we’ll be back next year!

  3. Hyperthermie
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