You are invited to the 5th Annual Fairy House & Gnome Home Festival, a magical afternoon of imaginative fun and play, on Sunday, April 26, from noon to 4:00pm, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland. The festival activities will be scattered along the lovely Wooded Path of Annmarie Garden creating a charming journey of discovery for young guests. The first stop is the Fairy Lolly, a playful area where young guests can climb, explore, build, and dream with a variety of creative toys and props. As they continue their journey, guests will build their own fairy houses and gnomes homes, and create their own Forest Friend and Whimsical Wand using natural elements and other doo-dads. New this year, little fairies and gnomes can visit with sweet baby animals at Mary’s Go Round Petting Zoo!
Guests of all ages will have fun with the Gnome Games, including Feed the Trash Dragon, catch a fish in the Fairy Fishing Hole, and dig for treasure in the Troll’s Treasure Trough! At the Creekside Overlook, guests will enjoy bubble play with Marigold Bumbleroot, the whimsical music of Mark Giuffrida, and fairy hula hoop tricks with Anna Mandala. A Fairy Queen and members of her court will sit for photos, so be sure to stop at one of the fairy vendors to find the perfect costume, and don’t forget your camera!
12:15 – 1:00pm Fairy dances by students of Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet
1:15 – 2:00pm Interactive music-making with Mark Giuffrida
2:15 – 3:00pm Playful music by COSMIC Flute Choir
3:15 – 4:00pm Magical harp music by Kristin Rebecca
No festival would be complete without Fantasy Face Painting, temporary tattoos, Enchanted Chalk Fun, and yummy refreshments! This magical day will also include more than 60 handmade fairy houses and gnome homes scattered along the Wooded Path.
Admission to the festival is free for members, $5 for non-members, and free for ages 2 and younger. To download a $1 off coupon, visit the Annmarie Garden facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/annmariearts. For additional information please call (410) 326-4640, email email@example.com, or visit www.annmariegarden.org.