Grafton Nature Museum Seeks Help with Fairy House Festival
The Grafton Nature Museum is seeking fairy architects for this year’s eighth annual Fairy House Festival, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will follow a nature path dotted with fairy houses, then return to The Nature Museum to create their own fairy dwellings in the gardens. Hands-on crafts, face painting and bubbles round out this interactive and magical experience for all. Light refreshments will be available for purchase and picnicking is encouraged.
Volunteers are a key component to the festival. Last year over 40 individuals, families and organizations joined together to construct the fairy village. Knotholes become front doors, seashells transform into bathtubs, acorn caps become dinnerware and twigs are woven into ladders. To participate, contact Carrie King at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-843-2111 by September 12. Builders will be featured in the festival program and will receive two free tickets for a child and an adult, as well as an invitation to the Fairy House Builders Party.
This event benefits the Museum’s environmental education programs presented in regional public schools and libraries throughout the year. and enables the Museum to continually update and renew its natural history displays. The Nature Museum is located at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton.