WOODBURY— Flanders will become inhabited by the “wee folk” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Faeries are mystical little people who inhabit the land, living in harmony with nature.

It will be a magical day of viewing faerie houses that will enchant the trails and grounds of the nature center located at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury. There will be music, vendors, kid’s activities, food with a magical twist, roaming musicians and faerie dancing. The magic continues with a costume contest and Faerie & Wizard Parade, a live owl presentation and woodcarvers on site creating wizard staffs and wands.

Admission to the festival is $6 per person and free for children aged two and younger.

Participants are invited to build their own faerie/wizard house for display at the festival. Each participant will have a four-foot by four-foot outdoor space, in which to display the miniature home and “landscaping.”

Organizers suggest working with a base structure, which could be a bird house or milk carton, adding “towers” and “turrets,” using paper towel tubes or tooth paste boxes and decorating inside and out with natural materials, highlighted by artificial flowers, doll house furniture or other creative elements.

Houses must be set up between 8 and 10 a.m. on July 16 at Flanders. Ribbons will be awarded in various categories for the best designed faerie dwellings.

For more information on the festival, faerie house rules or entry forms, visit www.flandersnaturecenter.org. or their Facebook page facebook/FlandersNatureCenter. Vendors interested in reserving a spot at the festival are asked to call 203-263-3711; Ext 10.

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