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 29th, and Sunday, September 30th, 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!
Plan to Attend
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.
If You Build It...
We are seeking fairy architects for this year's festival. Individuals, families, organizations, and businesses are welcome to sign-up to be builders. A newbie to the fairy building world? We have tips.
We couldn't pull off the festival without a cadre of amazing volunteers. We're always looking for individuals ready to lend a hand in the months leading up to the fest or that weekend on site. Be a part of the magic!
Give to the Fairy House Festival
This is our largest fundraising event of the year. It's crucial that it is well-supported; to that end, we could use your help!
Proceeds from the fest fuel many of our camps, workshops, and community events; they allow us to keep the cost of these programs affordable for those who wish to attend. If you'd like to have an outsized impact on the fest, please consider making a donation to The Nature Museum and the Fairy House Festival.