Adkins Arboretum’s Fairyfest is Oct. 22

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Magic is in the works for Adkins Arboretum’s Fairyfest on Sat., Oct. 22. Photo by Kellen McCluskey.

Bring your wings and wands for a day of magic at Adkins Arboretum! The Arboretum’s first Fairyfest, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 22, celebrates fancy, fantasy and fun in the forest. Follow a trail of artisan fairy houses along enchanted forest paths, hunt for dragon tracks leading to a golden treasure trove, and join in a meadow maypole dance. Summon the courage of knights of yore while practicing archery with wooden bows and arrows, and bring your camera for photos with the Fairy Queen. Natural materials will be on hand for crafting wands, fairy houses, gnome houses and toadstools.

The event includes live entertainment throughout the day in the woodland theatre, shimmering fairy face painting, bubbles and magical games. Children ages 12 and up (or younger children with an adult) can create one-of-a-kind acorn fairies inspired by nature in Master Naturalist Beth Lawton’s Fairy Makers workshop. The workshop is $10 for members, $15 for non-members; advance registration is required.

Admission is $5 for ages 3 and up and free for children 2 and under. Pay your entry fee in advance at adkinsarboretum.org and receive a pass good for free Arboretum admission for two. Inspired refreshments will be for sale.

Fairyfest is sponsored in part by Garden Treasures of Easton and Dr. Ramirez’s Pediatrics. For more information, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org

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