The Fairy House Festival 

9th Annual Fairy House Festival
September 23rd & 24th, 2017 | 10 AM to 4 PM

Where else do knotholes become front doors? Sea shells transform into bathtubs? And twigs woven into ladders? The Fairy House Festival! 

Young and old are welcome to come connect directly with the environment. Express your creativity while finding the inherent magic of nature and spending time within it!

This enchanting family experience will be held in the forests of Grafton, Vermont, on Saturday, September 23rd, and Sunday, September 24th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Visitors will follow a nature path sprinkled with charming fairy houses, where the acorn cap dinnerware and shelf fungi table remind them to walk spritely on the earth. Visitors 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; we also encourage picnicking. Check out our FAQ page for answers to all of your Fairy Fest questions and our special Be a Builder page to sign-up to be an official builder!

Purchase Tickets

The Fairy House Festival supports The Nature Museum’s environmental education programs, presented throughout the year. Your attendance at the Festival allows us to offer exciting and affordable nature programs, library programs, and camps to underserved youth and adults throughout the region, regardless of income. Thank you in advance for helping us continue to pursue this mission!

Advanced ticket prices: $10 adults, $8 seniors, (64+) $4 children (3-17), under 2 free
Day-of, at the gate: $12 adults, $10 seniors (64+), $5 children (3-17), under 2 free


That's right! We're looking for volunteers for the festival weekend; please share your talent and energy and help us pull off the best fest yet! We couldn't do it without several helping hands!
Volunteer and receive free admission and a t-shirt!


The Fairy Fest is famous!

We were featured in a 2014 article on fairy houses in the venerable New York Times!