Visit the Fairy House Village

Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
Will we sing, and bless this place.
~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Fairy houses are whimsical things. Made of bark, branches, flowers, and all kinds of natural materials, they are a delight to behold. If you look closely you'll discover some magical fairy house creations tucked in among the trees. Come see the Fairy House Village at the Waterloom Fairy Festival.

 

Build a Fairy House & get one FREE child's admission

Bring a fairy house you have built to put on display it at the festival and get one FREE child's admission ticket (one per family -- a $4 value).  Click the link below for submission guidelines and to reserve space for your house.

Marvel at the Magic of Jason Purdy

Internationally known Magician and Illusionist Jason Purdy is a full-time professional entertainer.


His comedy magic and illusion shows are in demand entertaining a wide array of audiences at various corporate events, colleges, resorts, fairs, schools, community and private events throughout New England. (NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, ME) and the United States.

Don't miss this! Seating is limited. One show only.

A Very English Fairy Tea Party

Children born of fairy stock
Never need for shirt or frock,
Never want for food or fire,
Always get their hearts desire:
~ Robert Graves

Sweet cakes and English tea (juice for the little ones) and other refreshments await you at the Waterloom Fairy Festival. Little fairies and grown up fairies can delight in a delicious fairy tea party set in a fairy garden. Please take a seat at our table and enjoy this authentic English afternoon tea hosted by Jane Elwell owner of The Silver Scone Tea Parties.

The tea party will be available to enjoy throughout the day.

Impromptu Fairy Ballet & Fashion Show

Tutu Cute

Have you ever seen a fairy dance? Well, if you haven't this is your chance. Come see the impromptu fairy ballet led by our own Ballet Fairy Princess Arianna.

Everyone knows that fairies also love to show off their finery so check our schedule for the Fairy Fashion Show times. All little fairies who attend the event are welcome to participate in both the ballet and fashion show. No prior dance or modeling experience is required. Parents, have your cameras ready. You don't want to miss this!!

Scroll down to see the full event schedule and times.

Face painting

Have a glittertastic day and get your sparkle on with the glittery designs of our talented face painters.

Fun & Games & The Art Tent

Feed the troll and the flamingo ring toss are just two of the games you and your family can enjoy in the game area. And when you are all tuckered out you can take a seat in the Art Tent and get your creative juices going. 

The Storyteller

Learn about the elusive Selkie of Scottish lore. Much like the mermaid the Selkie has captivated the imagination of young and old alike. According to legend, the Selkie is a seal that sheds its skin so it may become human and live on land for a short time in human form. The storyteller will bring to life some of the old tales regarding this marvelous mythical creature in an interactive and educational discussion.

Folk Music & Contra Dancing

What is a festival without live music? We are lucky enough to have the talents of blues guitarist and singer Jake Elwell with Matt Austin on the Irish fiddle.
 

Also bringing us their style of New England folk music will be Christine Anderson from New Ipswich on fiddle, John Rosenfelder from New Ipswich on bass, and Frank Woodward from Bennington, NH, on the piano. Frank, an experienced caller, will also call the contra dances, We welcome all, young and old, from beginners to seasoned steppers to join us for contra dancing. Come bring the family and learn this traditional New England dance.

Have you ever tried contra dancing? It is as popular in New England as maple syrup. Originating in 18th century England, contra dancing is a mix of Irish jigs and British and French folk music. It is fast and fun. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve never done it before because these dances are open to beginners and old hands alike.

 

Schedule of Events

 

FAIRY FASHION SHOW

Fairies show off their beautiful costumes on the fairy runway. Parents, be sure to have your cameras ready for this special event.

Time TDB at the tennis court

FAIRY BALLET
The little ones will take to the stage in an impromptu fairy ballet. All the little faeries who attend will be invited to participate in the ballet led by the Monadnock Academy of Movement Arts. Parents, be sure to bring a camera to capture your little fairy's performance.
Times TBD at the tennis court

FAIRY AFTERNOON TEA PARTY
No fairy gathering would be complete without a fairy tea party. Fairies of all ages are welcome to partake of the delights of this very English tea party. No reservations are required. Hosted by The Silver Scone.
Tea time is held throughout the afternoon.

FAIRY HOUSE VILLAGE
Discover a world of fairy houses nestled on our fairy hill. Can you spot them all?
Throughout the afternoon until 4:00

FAIRY STORYTELLER

Storyteller Callie Cornell will tell stories of the "Selkies of the Sea". 
Story time TBD.

FAIRY COLORING BOOK SESSION

Create a sparkly fairy picture with a beautiful 'stained glass' effect.

We've got color markers and coloring sheets for all the artistic fairies in the art tent.
Throughout the afternoon until 4:00

 

FACE PAINTING 
Get your sparkle on with the glittery designs of our talented face painter.
Throughout the afternoon until 4:00

 

UNICORN AND FRIENDS

Meet our unicorn and his friends at the festival.

WINGS AND THINGS
Stock up on all your fairy necessities at the Wings and Things booth. Fairy wings, Robin Hood hats, etc.  

DON'T MISS OUT

There will be music, games, food, and so much more all afternoon. Keep an eye out for King Oberon and Queen Titania, the king and queen of the fairies. We have it on good authority that they will be holding court at the Waterloom Fairy Festival.

 

Event times are subject to change without notice.

All of the activities listed below are included in the price of your admission:

 
 

Contact Us for
More Information

290 Old Country Road, New Ipswich, NH 03071

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