Adkins Arboretum to host Enchanted Fairyfest
RIDGELY — Bring your wings and wands for a day of magic at Adkins Arboretum for the second annual Fairyfest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, for fantasy and fun in the forest.
Follow a trail of fairy houses along enchanted forest paths, and join in a meadow maypole dance. Search for gnomes in the Funshine Garden, craft magical treasures to take home, and wave to the Billy Goats Gruff from atop a hay wagon.
The event includes live entertainment throughout the day in the woodland theatre, shimmering fairy face painting, rainbow bubbles, archery and fairytale games. Unicorn rides provided by Snapdragon Stables and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Kicking off the fun, Master Naturalist Beth Lawton will offer a special Fairy Makers crafting program for ages 12 and older on Friday, Oct. 13. Crafted of felt, silk flowers, wooden beads and seed pods, the tiny acorn fairies made in the workshop will delight fairy lovers of all age. Each participant will create a one-of-a-kind fairy to take home. The workshop is $10 for members and $15 for non-members; spots are limited., and advance registration is required at adkinsarboretum.org.
Admission to Fairyfest is $10 for adults and children ages three and older. Children ages two and under are admitted free.
Fairyfest is sponsored in part by Garden Treasures of Easton and Soistman Family Dentistry. For more information, call 410-634-2847 ext. 0, or visit adkinsarboretum.org.