Watch for detour on way to Fairie Festival
UPDATE, April 11: Revelers headed to the Fairie Festival April 29 through May 1 will need to take a detour near Glen Rock, where Route 216 is closed for a bridge replacement project.
Route 216, also called Sticks Road, will be closed at Centerville Creek near Narrow Gauge Road, about a mile south west of Glen Rock. Drivers should use Pleasant Valley Road (Route 616) or Fissels Church Road to avoid the area.
Unfurl your wings at Fairie Festival
Spoutwood Farm will welcome fairies of all ages as it celebrates a quarter century of enchantment at the 25th Annual May Day Fairie Festival.
The festival will be 12-6 p.m. April 29, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 30 and May 1, at the farm, 4255 Pierceville Road, Glen Rock.
The fairies and nature spirits will be looking back and forward with the theme Mirrors, Windows and Portals. More than 12,000 visitors are expected for the three-day event.
Fantasy artist Charles Vess will be a special guest this year, along with live performer Twig the Fairy, Appalachian steampunk band Tuatha Dea, drum and bagpipe group Cu Dubh, and cabaret duo Frenchy and the Punk.
Put on your fairy wings and join in the maypole dancing, drum circles, parades, tea parties and more family-friendly activities. Enjoy the crowning of the King and Queen of the May, storytelling, a meditation labrynith, Fairie Treasure Hunt, nature trails on the farm and browse at more than 70 vendors of art, crafts and food.
Spoutwood Farm promotes sustainable stewardship of the land and is home to a three-acre Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) garden that uses organic methods to grow produce for 100 families.
If you go
Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 12, free for children 2 and under. Three-day passes are $30. April 29 is Children’s Day, when all children 12 and under are admitted free. Advance ticket buyers may enter through a VIP line.
Parking is off-site at a neighboring farm at a cost of $5. Leashed pets are welcome. For advance tickets or more information, visit spoutwood.org.