The Wenham Museum galleries are open to the public Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Monday, Closed.  On Sundays (and select weekday afternoons), the museum is open for private museum rentals only – click here to book. Face coverings and advanced ticket purchase are required to visit the galleries.  Click here to reserve tickets.  Snow in the forecast?  Read our Weather Closing policy here.

Fairy Festival


Fairy Festival

Tickets available at the door

Join us for this annual celebration of art, music, movement, nature, stories, and children’s fairy tale fun as we welcome summer to the museum!  This day of activities will send your little elves and fairies alight as they sing and dance with Karen K & The Jitterbugs, learn about nature with The Caterpillar Lab, and create their own treasures to take home. 

Fairy, elf, and magical attire encouraged–wear your favorites from home or borrow some of our fairy wings and costumes!  Bring a picnic lunch to eat at our enchanted toadstool tables.

This popular event is inspired by the museum’s collection of historic children’s picture books and fairy tales.  Scroll down for the Schedule of Events, ticketing, and more!   

Saturday, June 15, 2019

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Rain or Shine
$7 for Members
$14 for Nonmembers  

Tickets include Museum Admission and all Festival activities except Fairy Portraits.  *
*The museum is open for this special event only and will close at 2:00 p.m.**

Buy your tickets at the door

Schedule of Activities

Ongoing from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hands-on activities, crafts, archery, and fairy gardening
Face painting with Face Painting By Bella

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Caterpillar Lab

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Fairy Portraits  – Advanced Registration Recommended >>
Photographers from 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.

11 a.m. – Concert by Karen K & The Jitterbugs
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

1 p.m. – Music and Movement 
Stories, Parachute Games, Flying Lessons, and Music and Movement with Jape Payette of Japescape Productions.

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