Fairy House Festival Submission

We have reached our limit on submissions and are no longer accepting applications. Thank you for your interest and we hope you will join us on May 6th for the opening of the Fairy Festival.

Quiet Waters Park and the Friends of Quiet Waters Park

Fairy House Festival

MAY 6 – May 30, 2023

2023 FAIRY HOUSE SUBMISSION FORM

* You can create and submit a Fairy House to be displayed within Quiet Waters Park for a month.

* To launch the Festival everyone is invited to a Fairy Tea starting at 2 pm on Saturday May 6th in the Holly Pavilion.

*Fairy Costumes are welcome…and don’t forget your fairy umbrella (a mushroom?) if it is raining!

Submission Guidelines

Fairy house creators complete and submit the form below.

  • The first 40 submission forms received from the general public will receive an acceptance notice. (Schools in the vicinity of Quiet Waters Park separately will be invited to participate.) Once you have your acceptance notice, you can begin to construct your Fairy House.
  • Fairy Houses may be delivered to the park anytime during the week of May 1st – 4th. To deliver your house, come to the Visitor Center; leave your house in the car and you will be given instructions on how to find the perfect spot to place your house along the Holly Trail.
  • All the Fairy Houses will be displayed along the Holly Trail beginning on May 6, 2023, and will be there for a month.
  • The theme of the house may be anything you wish – Fairies are very creative and adaptable!

Suggestions:

Fairy Houses come from all cultures and traditions. Creativity is encouraged! Houses for elves, gnomes and pixies are also welcome as are homes for other small mythical beings.

Use natural materials—dry grasses, leaves, sticks, pebbles, shells, bark from a fallen tree, seed pods, acorns, berries, gourds, miniature pumpkins, pine cones, and flowers are a few examples. No glitter, confetti, or non-native seeds, please!

All fairy houses appear to be made of natural components. Hot glue, acrylic spray, twine, and other man-made items can be used but are concealed by natural elements. No paper or other products that could melt in the rain are part of a fairy house. Small figurines – of a material other than natural components – may be part of the fairy house. However, remember that anything in a fairy house is subject to the elements – and wild animals – and may disappear.

Fairy Houses are portable and strongly secured to a sturdy base.

 Note: Round “tree cookies” approximately 1-1.5 feet in diameter for bases are available at no cost in the Visitor Center at Quiet Waters Park. Just ask for one at the desk. Open every day 10am - 4pm.
If you use your own wood plank, maximum dimensions are 2’x2’x2’. The idea is to use a sturdy base (e.g. plywood) that can hold up if wet.

Fairy Houses do not have any items of value and are subject to the elements. Quiet Waters Park and Friends of Quiet Waters Park cannot be responsible for loss or damage.

Fairy houses have names that are clearly marked and attached to the house. You can use a rock or other natural item.

Also, place Your name and contact information as the creator somewhere on the house – on a rock or the base where it is visible. Houses will be photographed on opening day.

If you have any questions about constructing your Fairy House, you can send an email to tinkerbell@fqwp.org.

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Fairy houses will remain on display along the Holly Trail through May 29 and may be collected beginning May 30, 2023.

Any houses not claimed by 4 p.m. on June 5th will magically disappear!

SUBMISSION FORM

  • Fairy house creators complete and submit this form.
  • The first 40 submission forms received will be accepted. We will notify you by email of your acceptance.

We are no longer accepting applications

Thank you for participating in this inaugural event! We hope it will bring joy to everyone who discovers these charming Fairy Houses along the Holly Trail in Quiet Waters Park