Barnes Museum will host their Second Annual Fairy House Festival in conjunction
with the Southington Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. -
4 p.m. on the museum grounds.
Sponsored by the Southington Orchard Valley Garden Club, the majorities of the
Wee Houses have been designed by their members and constructed by using all natural
Approximately 30 of them will be on display the entire week of the
Apple Festival for visitors of all ages to roam the museum grounds to enjoy and
be amazed at these magnificently created little dwellings.
museum gazebo will be transformed into a Wee Fairy House Village that will
include a library, post office, church, curiosity shop, and even a B & B to
name just a few. As an added feature this year Garden Club members have also
created many Fairy Rock Garden Dish displays that will be on exhibit as well.
Children participating in the event on Saturday will be given Fairy Bracelets
upon entering the grounds to warn the Fairies that they are entering the
Activities will include making Fairy Wands and Wizard Hats with a Fairy House
Construction Workshop in the old barn if they want to try their skills at
designing a Fairy House.
FiFi & Mr. Joe of “Puttin’ on the Ritz” will be there making balloon animals
and painting Fairy faces. This event is free and open to the public. The museum
will be open to the public for tours from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
For information, call the museum at (860) 628-5426.
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