Fairy Houses and Fairy Festivals
August 6-8 is the Maine Fairy Festival at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. It's a truly wonderful event with thoughtful and fun programs like fairy house building, a fairy photo workshop, a parade of fairies by the Shoestring Theater, book signings, and a beautiful setting. Last year I took my children (then 1 1/2 and 4 1/2) and they had the most magical time. And that's why, when the CMBG asked Down East if we wanted to build a fairy house for this year's fairy house competition, I jumped at the chance.
We assembled a crack group of Down Easties, gathered materials from the woods, the beach, the farm, and then last week, we set to building.It turned out to be an intricate treehouse with a moss garden, sea glass sitting area, and even a miniature version of our new book about Fairy Houses. It was a fun project for us and people throughout the building, even the ones who thought maybe there was something else we should have been doing. Below are some pictures of the house.
If you've got little ones, or are just looking for a great reason to get out and have some fun, try to make it to the fairy festival, I am absolutley sure that you won't regret it. And when you go, be sure to look for our fairy house.
For more information about the event head over to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens website.
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