Fairy and Troll Festival in Adirondack Foot Hills of Burke (NY)

For over eight years Fairy Godmother Gina Strachan helped organize the annual Medieval Festival at Sellars Field in the Adirondack foothills of Burke, NY. Now for the first time Gina and her fairy followers are organizing a Enchanted Fairy and Troll Festival that coincides with National Trails Day, June 3, 2017. 

"It started with a competition to design hobbit homes," says Strachan. "We now have 14 homes that will be placed along a wooded river walk. We had entries from school art departments, community organizations, as well as individuals. All the homes are to be made out of nature. People could use hot glue, screws, but made from natural products. People walking the trail will be given a marble to vote for their favorite fairy house. At 5:30 pm, the winners will be decided by popular vote and age category." 

Strachan's focus is always to get people outside to enjoy nature. 

"Children will have to follow the Bee Line and find two pieces of gold," explains Strachan. "Then they can cross the bridge to pay the troll king and buy fairy dust from the Dust Keeper."

Strachan has a full day of activities plans for children of all ages. With over 22 vendors coming from as far as New Hampshire and Saratoga Springs, she guarantees that this event is happening rain or shine. 


The Enchanted Fairy and Troll Festival Schedule

This schedule is subject to change:
Adults Entrance Fee : $3.00
Youth to age 17, Entrance Fee: $1.00
Ages 2 and under: Free 

Enjoy Fantasy homes along the river and forest trails of Burke,
Festivities include , A Caber Toss, Belly Dancers, Live Music, A Fairy Dance, Troll Show, Foods, crafty Artisans and a Day out to relax and enjoy your family. Bring a lawn chair, bug repellant and your imagination!
10: 00 am * Main gates open
Parade of Enchanted Characters
10: 30 * Forest Gates open

Pixie Hollow Stage
10:30 * From far away lands: meet our Guests
11:00 * Veils of the Nile Belly Dance
11:30 * Fairy Dance Troupe
12:00 * Troll Stage show
2:30 * Clean Deeds Done Dirt Cheap show
3:00 * Veils of the Nile Belly Dance Troupe 
3:30 * Angels Unearthed Live Band , arriving from St. Lawrence county
5:30 * Home Contest & Costume Contest winners announced

Rivendell Stage
10:30 * Meet our Guests at the Pixie Hollow Stage
11:00 * Free Galery readings with Saratoga Spiritualist
11:30 * Squatch Detective : Steve Kulls
12:00 * Tom Conwell
1:30 * Saratoga Spiritualist Gallery Readings
2:30 * Stacey Horton, Paranormal Investigator
3:00 * See the Market Place for Costume Contest
3:30 * TBA
4:00 * Tom Conwell
4:30 * Questions and Answers
5:00 * Saratoga Spiritualist Free Gallery readings
Caber Toss Arena
1:00 * Caber Toss Competition (free and open to all)
1:00 * Tea and shortbread cookies with the Fairy Queen and Royal Court $1.00 charge 40 Seats. 1 adult per family, Ages 3 and up (Sign up required)

2:30 * 
Wishing Tree Q & A with Fairy Queen , Short story
3:00 * Paint and Tea with Jessie of Au Sable Chasm ($30 all Materials provided)
3:00 * Costume Contest Line Up @ Market Place

Artisan Market Place
Visit the wonderful array of Traveling Handcrafted Vendor



Enchanted Fairy and Troll Festival
June 3, 2017
Where: 12 Sellars Field, Burke, NY
Admission: $1/children, $3/adults (food/vendors's crafts, Fairy Tea, and Paint and Tea is additional) 
Rain or Shine. There are plenty of pavilions, and a canopy of pine trees for people to be under cover. 
10 am - 6 pm (Bring a lawn chair and bug repellant) 

© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Time™ guidebook series. Adirondack Family Time™guidebooks have easy, short Adirondack family hikes for ADK kids, parents, retired, seniors, dog-owners, Adirondack swimming holes, Lake Placid Olympic activities, Adirondack trivia, Adirondack horseback rides, Adirondack snowshoe family trails and more. Look for the Adirondack family guidebooks online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the next Adirondack Family Activities™ guide.

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