Sunday, July 9, 2017

Forest Faeries & Woodland Wizards Festival Coming To Flanders Nature Center in Woodbury

Faeries are mystical little people who inhabit the land, living in harmony with nature. Come enjoy a day of magic and imagination on Saturday, July 15 when Flanders will become inhabited by the “wee folk”!

It will be a magical day of viewing faerie houses that will enchant the trails and grounds. Flanders is located at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury. The activities will be based at the center’s Sugar House area which is a quarter mile up from the intersection of Flanders and Church Hill Road. 

There will be crafts, animals, Cyril the Sorcerer, unicorn and tractor rides, games, face painting, vendors, surprises and food with a magical twist. The magic continues with a Costume Contest and Faerie & Wizard Parade, live bird presentation and woodcarvers on site creating wizard staffs and wands!

The festival is being held from 10Am to 3PM that day. Admission to the festival is $7.00 per person and free for children aged 2 and under.

Participants are invited to build their own Faerie/Wizard house for display at the festival. Each participant will have a 4 foot by 4 foot outdoor space, in which to display the miniature home and “landscaping.” 

Organizers suggest working with a base structure, which could be a bird house or milk carton, adding “towers” and “turrets,” using paper towel tubes or tooth paste boxes and decorating inside and out with natural materials, highlighted by artificial flowers, doll house furniture or other creative elements. 

Houses must be set up between 8 and 10 a.m. on July 15 at Flanders. Ribbons will be awarded in various categories for the best designed faerie dwellings.

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