Best Places to Find Fairies & Princesses This Spring & Summer in the DC Metro Area!
Maryland Faerie Festival (May 11-13, 2012) - Darlington, MD - Do you believe in faeries? Come celebrate theYear of the Goblin with three full days of Faerie Festivities! Three Stages with Story Telling, Puppet Shows, Music, Magic, Faerie Tea Parties, Crafts, Food, Fine Arts, Games and more! Day Passes ($5 child; $15 adult), Evening Passes ($15-$25), and overnight Faerie Ring Camping Experience available ($150 child; $250 adult).
Fairy & Gnome Homes Display (May 11 - Oct. 8, 2012) and Festival (June 30, 2012) - Solomons, MD - Magical summer exhibit of 50 hand-made fairy gnomes and homes is on display at Annmarie Gardens. At the festival guests can complete a Fairy Obstacle Course build their own fairy houses, create magical props and crafts, dress-up, and enjoy music and storytime in the Council Ring. Food, drink, and a magical vendor section will be available as well.
Royal Tea Party (May 12) - Rockville, MD - Princesses and their royal family are invited to celebrate Mother's Day at the Thomas Farm Community Center annual Royal Tea Party event. Dress in your fanciest princess attire. Royal games and activities will fill the afternoon. A royal tea will be served. Pre-registration is required. $10 for City Residents and $12 for non-residents. (Course #38074)
Virginia Renaissance Faire (May 12 - June 30, 2012) - Spotsylvania, VA - Join Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, as she visits the village of Staffordshire and enjoy arts and crafts, puppetry, interactive fairy tales, historical games, archery & knight demonstrations, live music, and a village marketplace. There are sure to be more than a few princesses and knights in attendance!
Tudor Place Fairies in the Garden Tea and Treats (June 2) - Washington, DC - Bring your favorite Tinkerbell to dress up in magical fairy costumes, complete with tutus, wands, and wings. After dressing for tea, hear costumed interpreters show and tell all about the favored drink of early America. After enjoying tea and desserts, tour Tudor Place’s enchanting fairy gardens and make a special period craft to take home. $10-$25.
Tudor Place: A Midsummer's Enchantment (June 14) - Washington, DC - The sweet breath of midsummer breeds, if not fairies themselves, then dreams of fairies. As a Tudor Nights guest, revel in the enchantments of a June evening in Tudor Place's five acres of gardens. In the mansion, view imprints from Andrew Lang’s charming Fairy Series, featuring full-color plates and exquisite woodcuts by renowned children’s illustrators. Vodka-Thyme Lemonade and a sweet-and-savory array of summer-themed treats served. Note, this is not a children's event; adults ages 21+ only.
Maryland Renaissance Festival (Aug. 25 - Oct. 21) - Crownsville, MD - Stroll Revel Grove and celebrate the marriage of King Henry VIII's sister Mary to King Louis XII of France. Archery & Knight demonstrations, excerpts from Romeo and Juliet and Excalibur performed by the Ballet Theatre of Maryland. Children 11 and under admitted free on Children's Weekend (Aug. 25 - 26) when special guests will include Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
To bring the fairies and princesses to your house try local party entertainers including Fairytale Princess Events, Little Pampered Princess Parties, Princess Parties by Heidi, Tea with Mrs. B, and Teatots Party Planning.
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