New York State Faerie Festival: A Midsummer’s Dream
What is the New York Faerie Festival? In a nutshell, it’s exactly as whimsical as it sounds.
The New York Faerie Festival is centered around the “A Midsummer’s Dream” and is where fairies, elves and other fantastic creatures gather in the wooded hollows between the Finger Lakes and the Catskill mountains in Ouaquaga which is only about four miles north of Windsor and six miles south of Harpursville.
The Faerie Festival is a family friendly event and offers those who visit a whole slew of things to do including taking a walk in a Labyrinth inside Wattleston Garden, watching jugglers, magicians, “wandering minstrels,” puppeteers, actors and storytellers, eating delicious local food and so much more. If you’re lucky, you might even get to meet the Faerie Queen and her Court of characters.
The Faerie Festival is scheduled for Friday June 27th through Sunday June 29th from 11am-7pm each day. Admission is as follows: adults over the age of 16 are $15, children 6-15-years-ld are $8 and children 5 and under are free. You can purchase tickets at the gate or online. Parking is $5 and is good for the entire weekend.
Discover more about the Faerie Festival here and check out a video made to promote last year’s festival: