Do you believe? Magical Fairy House events happening on the Seacoast!
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:
Build Your Own Fairy House
Saturday, September 9 from 11am-2pm
Langdon Library, Newington NH
This Saturday, September 9 from 11am-2pm, the Langdon Library in Newington invites you to come and build a fairy house. Please bring a bag of natural materials (pine cones, flower petals, twigs, moss, etc.) to share. This event is free and all ages are welcome. Held rain or shine. Small shout-out: I grew up in Newington going to this quaint library which has an adorable, historic wooded area where we used to play Capture the Flag. Excellent environment for Fairy House Building!
Coppal House Farm Fairy House Building
Saturday, September 16 from 1-3pm
Coppal House Farm, Lee NH
Coppal House Farm in Lee invites you to build a fairy house with natural décor, rocks, sticks, moss, nuts, seashells and other treasures. All materials will be provided. Feel free to bring additional organic items to enhance your garden. This is a free event.
13th Annual Portsmouth Fairy House Tour
Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 from 11am-3pm
Prescott Park, Portsmouth NH
Come, enjoy a magical self-guided walking tour of Fairy Houses, displayed in public gardens in Portsmouth’s historic South End neighborhood, Strawbery Banke, the Governor John Langdon House and in Prescott Park. More than 200 handcrafted fairy houses made by local artists, florists, garden clubs club members, businesses, families and local school children will be on display. Families are also invited to build their own fairy house on Peirce Island!
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. “Shakespeare’s Fairies” will be performed both days by the NH Theatre Project Youth Repertory Company in the Langdon grove. Please see their website for a timed schedule of events.
In addition, the grounds of Strawbery Banke will also host face painting at Puddle Dock, Pickwick’s Fairy Bazaar, children’s activities in the Goodwin Garden and more. Concessions for lunch and snacks will be available at Fig Tree Kitchen.
The event runs Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 from 11am-3pm both days. Advance tickets can be purchased up until Friday, September 22 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.
Fairy House and Hobbit House Festival Weekend
Saturday-Monday, October 7, 8 and 9 from 11am-3pm
Bedrock Gardens, Lee NH
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 (Last year, over 100 children created their own houses!). Tracy Kane, award-winning Fairy Houses author will read from her books on Saturday and Sunday.
Save the date!
The Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk at Pettengill Farm is schedule for April 28 & 29, 2018. Guests are invited to explore the farm grounds and discover fairy and gnome houses handcrafted by students, individuals, local businesses, and groups. Local librarians will read fairy tales, and local musicians will perform throughout the day.
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!