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SPOUTWOOD FARM AND MARSHY POINT NATURE CENTER BRING PREMIER FAERIE FESTIVAL TO BALTIMORE
Summer Solstice Faerie Festival to Celebrate the Magic of Nature at New Location June 22 and 23
BALTIMORE, MD, April 9, 2019 — After 27 years of magic and wonder in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, the beloved Faerie Festival has a new home. This year’s Summer Solstice Faerie Festival will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, at Marshy Point Park in partnership with the festival’s founders, Spoutwood Farm Center.
Started in 1991 as a small faerie-themed party at Spoutwood Farm, the country’s first faerie festival has grown, changed, and spread its wings over the years to become the premier event of its kind. After celebrating the final, joyous 27th year at the Farm in 2018, the Faerie Festival is moving to its new home at Marshy Point this June.
Spoutwood Farm and Marshy Point jubilantly invite all friends and fae to come play in the marsh with the Greenman, Lady Lucy, Mossman, and the Marsh Man. The Summer Solstice Faerie Festival will feature a variety of live music, dancing, bubbles, magicians, fairies, goblins, renowned craft vendors, and winged things both common and uncommon. Activities for humans and fae of all ages include wildlife encounters, parades, drum circles, faerie and gnome villages, storytellers, and much more!
Connected by water, spirit, and mission, both Spoutwood Farm and Marshy Point exist to further an appreciation for the natural world and demonstrate our shared connection to the environment. The Summer Solstice Faerie Festival will allow both organizations to share the magic of nature, celebrate the wonder of the season, and continue offering educational programs aimed to make the world a friendlier, better, and more magical place.
GENERAL FESTIVAL INFORMATION
The Summer Solstice Faerie Festival at Marshy Point Nature Center in partnership with Spoutwood Farm will be held at Marshy Point Park located at 7130 Marshy Point Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Detailed event information can be found at www.marshypoint.org and www.spoutwood.org. Updates and announcements can be found in the Facebook Event as well as on the main Facebook page and on Instagram.
TICKETS: Advance purchase tickets are on sale now at www.marshypoint.org. Adult tickets are $20/person each day. Tickets for children aged 3 to 12 are $5 per day and children under 3 are free with a paid adult purchase. Weekend passes to both days are available online only for $30 per adult through June 17. Discounted weekend passes will not be available for purchase at the gate.
PARTICIPANTS: Vendors and performers interested in participating in the events can apply online at www.spoutwood.org.
ABOUT MARSHY POINT NATURE CENTER
Marshy Point Nature Center, is a facility of the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks in cooperation with the Marshy Point Nature Center Council. The park serves as a gateway to the Chesapeake Bay and features eight miles of hiking trails, a canoe launch, and a children’s nature play area. The nature center includes interactive exhibits, close encounters with more than 50 different species of native wildlife, and educational programs for individuals, groups, and families. For more information visit www.marshypoint.org or find them on Facebook.
ABOUT SPOUTWOOD FARM CENTER
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational farm, Spoutwood Farm Center demonstrates, promotes, and advocates for our interconnected sustainable partnership with Nature. Spoutwood Farm Center is a place of beauty, respite and renewal, inspiring people to reconnect to Nature by honoring the living web of our particular place on Earth, through celebration, wonder, and stewardship. Spoutwood’s heart-felt belief is that, through fresh, locally grown food and effective plant-animal-people partnerships with the land, we will build a vital, just, and sustainable world for the 21st century. For more information visit www.spoutwood.org or find them on Facebook.
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PHOTOS: Spoutwood Farm Center’s Original May Day Fairie Festival throughout the years.