Fairy House Festival

Save the date for 2019: September 28th and 29th


Where else do knotholes become front doors? Seashells transform into bathtubs? And twigs woven into ladders?

The Fairy House Festival on September 28th and 29th, 2019!

The Fairy House Festival is The Nature Museum's annual fundraiser and draws over 1200 visitors to Grafton each September. Volunteers create a fairyland of small structures built out of natural materials, opening a portal to the incredible world around us through deep observation of nature's gifts.

Guests of all ages walk the forested fairy house trail, make their own fairy houses, enjoy face painting, music, bubbles, crafts, and more: all in celebration of the incredible relationship between nature and creativity.

Tickets will go on sale September 2nd and there’s lots to do to get ready — stay tuned and support the Fest by volunteering, donating, or becoming a builder!

The funds raised at the Fairy House Festival go to support natural science programs in schools and libraries, wilderness days for tweens, wild foods workshops, summer camps for kids, mushroom talks, birding walks, and so much more . . . .  

Join us as we create a magical experience while fostering a deeper connection to community and nature -- volunteers and donations help make this event possible!


Event Volunteers:

We couldn’t do it without you!

Our Event Volunteers help us create a smooth and successful event, year after year. Here are some ways you can help:

  • Post flyers and help spread the word

  • Help us behind the scenes with organizational tasks

  • Be a greeter, work in the craft tent, or help as a parking guide on the day of the event

  • And so much more! Tell us how you’d like to help!

Get inspired and become a Builder! Registrations are open for individuals and groups, click here to learn more and sign up

In Gratitude

The Fairy House Festival Campaign

Thank you to all of the individuals and businesses who have generously supported our 10th Annual Fairy House Festival.

If You Build It...

We are grateful to the over fifty builders whose creations dotted the fairy trail last year. See whose creativity was on display!

We love our volunteers.

We couldn't pull off the festival without a cadre of amazing volunteers. These lovely folks lent us a hand in 2018.