Friday, August 5, 2016

Fairy Festival is coming!

All area children are invited to dance with pixies, mine for gems, and let their imaginations run wild at our 23rd annual Fairy Festival, a fun and magical event in the gardens of The Rosemary House in Mechanicsburg this September. The Fairy Festival is perfect for all children, boys and girls, age 3 and older. The event is designed to inspire each child's imagination through play, games and activities. 
The festival will feature fun activities to include a Fairy Fashion show with volunteer models from the audience, Tic Tac Toad, Pixie Face Painting, Mining for Gems, Wizards Arts, Fairy Hair Color, Make Your Own Magic Wand and more. Also, enjoy pony rides and balloon art. The festival will have guest appearances by Big Shoe puppets, Fairy Rose and Pocket Fairy Starshine, a gifted storyteller who is known for sharing trinkets and treasures with her listeners. Children are invited to attend in costume, or borrow a costume to wear when they arrive to add to the fun and role playing. A variety of child-friendly, fairy themed snacks will be available as well. 

The event runs Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10th and 11th, from 10 am to 4 pm both days, rain or shine. No advance registration is required.  Entry to the Fairy Festival is $5.00 per adult. Children under 12 attending with adults are free. Most activities are free as well. There is a modest fee for some crafts. For more information and a complete schedule of events, interested readers may call The Rosemary House at 717-697-5111 or visit the Fairy Festival website.

The Rosemary House was founded in 1968 by the late Bertha Reppert. An avid herbalist, Bertha wanted to make herbs and herbal products available to everyone through her one-of-a-kind retail shop. Today, it is considered one of America's oldest herb shops. The Reppert family continues to operate the shop and adjoining Sweet Remembrances Tearoom today.

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