Fairy Festival


Saturday, June 16, 2018 
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Rain or Shine
Festival included with Museum Admission

Free Admission for Members
Fairy Portraits Available – Advanced Registration Recommended >>

Join us for our annual celebration of fairy tales, nature, and woodland magic as we welcome summer to the museum!  This day of activities will send your little elves and fairies alight as they explore our fairy garden and create their own treasures to take home.

Bring a picnic lunch to eat at our enchanted toadstool tables and grab a cookie and ice cream for dessert from food vendors, Kim’s Pure Pastry or Street Treats.

Fairy Portraits are also back by popular demand!  Tracey Westgate Photography will be providing portraits this year.  Visitors are strongly encouraged to reserve their portrait sitting in advance as spaces are limited.  The sitting fee is $30 and includes one 5 x 7 portrait.  Additional prints are available as follows:  Additional prints: 8 wallets, $10; 4 x 6, $5; 5 x 7, $7; 8 x 10, $15; high-resolution digital download, $20.

This annual festival is inspired by the museum’s collection of historic children’s picture books and fairy tales and celebrates children’s literature and nature through hands-on art making activities, music, movement, and stories. 

Schedule of Activities

Ongoing from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hands-on activities and crafts
Face painting with Erin Flynn of Flynntastic Faces
Food vendors: Kim’s Pure Pastry and Street Treats
Artisan crafters: My Pretty Peggy and My Story Stones with Mango Joy
Fairy portraits by Tracey Westgate Photography – Reserve a Portrait Time Here

11:00 a.m.
Dance along to music by Karen K & the Jitterbugs
There is one performance only of approximately 50 minutes in length by Karen K & the Jitterbugs

12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Stories, Parachute Games, Flying Lessons, and Music and Movement with Jape Payette of Japescape Productions

Thank You to Our Sponsor

Massachusetts Cultural Council