“This year we are celebrating Tree Spirits! I think we will see lots of Dryads, little white forest spirits, deer and other forest animals, Elves, Ents Entwives, and Faeries dressed in leaves,” said Holly Budd, Board Representative, “Keep your eyes open for a wooden Sprite with wings covered in large pointy multi- colored fall leaves, navy blue face, with light blue around the eyes, and a bright sparkly green eye shadow; clothes of browns and greens, leaves and twigs.”
"Getting out into the trees, climbing and exploring - nothing is like it. Escape from school and regular day to day stuff and get your Faerie on!" said Stephen Steamer Ravenwolves, a young man who has been coming since the festival started.
Family-friendly activities including storytellers, puppet shows, music, magic, Faerie Tea Parties, crafts, the Glamour Glen, food, fine arts, and games. There will be a lot of new vendors and reenactment type activities this year.
The Goblins and the night-time Fae continue the fun even after the sun goes down, with bonfires and fire performers, drumming in Friday Night and the SummerFest Faerie Ball on Saturday night! For those who don’t want to miss a moment of the magic, the Faerie Ring Camping Experience allows for a complete escape into the magical and fantastical world of the Fae.
Maryland Faeries promote the stewardship of nature, outdoor education, and sponsor faerie artists, merchants and entertainment. As a 501c-3 nonprofit organization, the Maryland Faerie Festival provides educational and outreach opportunities for groups whose mission also encourages love, cooperation, peace, harmony and respect for all beings.
The Maryland Faerie Festival offers multiple options and package deals for attendance, including Day Tickets, Weekend Passes, tickets to only the evening activities, and The Faerie Ring Camping Experience All-Access Weekend Pass. Discounts are also given to day visitors who come in costume. Visit www.marylandfaeriefestival.org and click on “Buy Tickets” for more information.