Do you believe? Fall on the Seacoast offers boys and girls many special opportunities get up-close-and-personal with the area’s most beautiful fairy houses—or better yet, build their own!
Check out the magical events happening in our neck of the (fairy) woods:
Coppal House Farm Fairy House Building
Saturday, September 15, 2018; 1:00pm-3:00pm
Coppal House Farm, Lee NH
Do you have a whimsical side? Do your kids enjoy building miniature homes for fairies? Join us for an afternoon of building our very own fairy houses around Coppal House Farm. Use your imagination! Do fairies like feather beds made of chicken feathers? What do they use for plates? Perhaps some acorn tops? All of the materials are provided for this event, but you are welcome to bring some if you wish. No reservation required. This is a free event put on by Community Roots NH and hosted by Coppal House Farm.
13th Annual Portsmouth Fairy House Tour
Saturday, September 22 & Sunday, September 23, 2018; 11:00am-3:00pm
Prescott Park, Portsmouth NH
The Friends of the South End Portsmouth Fairy House Tour–the world’s largest fairy house tour–takes place each fall in the historic South End Neighborhood of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. More than 250 fairy houses built by creative professionals, community members, and students will be on display on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the Governor John Langdon House, and in Prescott Park.
The magical community charity event is a produced by Friends of the South End with the assistance of Canoe Harbor Consulting and all proceeds benefit the organizations, schools, and community groups who participate in the event.
Tracy Kane, the award-winning author and illustrator of the Fairy Houses Series® of books and the original inspiration for the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour, will be on hand both days to greet fairy fans and sign books. “Fairy Houses–the Ballet!” will be performed both days on the Prescott Park Arts Festival Stage by Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater.
Advance tickets can be purchased up until Friday, September 21 for $25 per family (two adults & two children or one adult and four children); $12 per adult; $8.00 per senior; $4.00 per child ages 3-12. This event usually sells out so jump on tickets if you’re interested in attending.
3rd Annual Fairy House and Hobbit House Festival 2018
Friday, October 5 & Saturday, October 6, 2018; 10:00am-4:00pm
Bedrock Gardens, Lee NH
Fundraiser admission fee of $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12.
At the Bedrock Gardens in Lee, stroll along a Fairy and Hobbit House Trail past houses created by gardeners, artists, and children and take time to make your own house out of natural materials provided. Betsy Williams, author of Are There Faeries at the Bottom of Your Garden?, will read from her book on Friday and Saturday.
Want to build your own fairy houses at home? No problem! Check out our ”Fairy Houses 101. Welcome to the Neighborhood” article and get tips on making a beautiful castle fit for the most mischievous of sprites. We believe!