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Find Inspiration And Fun At The Fairy House Festival In Grafton: 10th Annual Fairy House Festival Celebrates Nature and Creativity

Find Inspiration And Fun At The Fairy House Festival In Grafton: 10th Annual Fairy House Festival Celebrates Nature and Creativity

posted Monday, September 10, 2018

Wander down a forested path and enjoy the sounds of birdsong and children's laughter. Strolling at your own pace, you can examine the enchanting details of the small houses which have been built here for the fairies: the birch branches transformed into bridges, the twigs woven into tiny treehouse ladders, the acorn cap dinnerware set for a fairy party. You are invited to enter a world of imagination and nature at the Fairy House Festival.

The Nature Museum presents its 10th annual Fairy House Festival, an enchanting experience in the forests of Grafton, on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The Fairy House Festival is an imaginative opportunity for people of all ages to interact directly with the environment, expressing their creativity while fostering a deeper relationship with nature.

Visitors of all ages are invited to walk the half-mile Fairy House Trail, sprinkled with fairy houses, schools, boats, airplanes, libraries, carousels, and more. These structures are lovingly created each year by Fairy House Builders: volunteers from the community whose individuality and creativity are reflected in the diversity of their creations. After a shady stroll down the trail, festival guests can return to the Nature Museum via an easy hike over grassy and forested terrain to create their own fairy dwellings in the Museum's gardens. Hands-on crafts, face painting, and bubbles create a magical atmosphere and provide hours of engaging fun. Light refreshments will be available for purchase and picnicking is encouraged.

The Fairy House Festival is The Nature Museum's key annual fundraiser: all proceeds are used to fund year-round environmental education programming in our community. As a non-profit organization, we provide information and create experiences that engage and enlighten our audiences and inspire stewardship of the natural world. We meet this mission through our environmental education programs presented in regional public schools and libraries, the exhilarating natural science programs offered to children, adults and families, plus the Museum's natural history exhibits available throughout the year. Visitors to The Nature Museum find value in our updated educational offerings, hands-on resources, and natural history displays. Research has shown that time in nature offers both physical and mental health benefits. Everyone who attends The Fairy House Festival will benefit themselves and The Nature Museum.

Advance tickets can be purchased online at The Nature Museum by visiting Tickets are also available at the gate. Children age 2 and under attend for free. The Nature Museum is based at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton, Vermont. Join us for The Fairy House Festival, where curiosity, imagination, and learning unite in a shared celebration of nature.

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