Fairies Come Out to Play at 10th Annual Fairyville
If you were in downtown Noblesville on Saturday, you probably noticed fairies of all ages in costume.
The sunny, warm day was perfect for Nickel Plate Arts’ 10th annual Welcome to Fairyville event.
It was a magical time for kids of all ages, who dressed in costume, got their faces painted and followed the Fairyville Trail.
This year, 30 Fairyhouses were on display on the trail, which started at the Nickel Plate Arts campus on Eighth Street in downtown Noblesville.
Fairy Houses were created by Girl Scouts, local businesses, individuals, families, nonprofits, Hamilton County Tourism and more. There was even a Wes Whisler Baseball Academy fairyhouse that looked like a stadium created by Whisler’s wife, Kara Whisler.
Folks who started at the Nickel Plate found fairy-themed crafts, glass-blowing demonstrations and a fairy scavenger hunt at Gal’s Guide Library, which had a tent set up outdoors with fairy library books and photo opportunities.
A tree tour that featured the city’s oldest trees and fun stories started at the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville.
Hamilton County Artists’ Association artist Nate Thacker of Carmel demonstrated painting a picture on an easel on Saturday in the fairy booth vendor area located in the Hamilton County employee parking lot next to Riverside Cemetery in downtown Noblesville.
There were kids and adults dressed in costumes, from wearing pointed Fairy ears to Kelsey Bowyer of Noblesville donning a mushroom hat at her Kelsey Bee Art Collection booth.
My daughter was among the Conner Prairie youth volunteers, who are in the spinning program, and who demonstrated spinning, carding and other techniques all day Saturday at the Hamilton County Artists’ Association Birdie Gallery in downtown Noblesville, just a brief stroll from the Fairyville vendor area and Riverside Cemetery.
After Bolden’s Cleaners closed on Saturday, the parking lot transformed into a dance floor where Crossroads Dance Indy performed.
There was also a Fairy Toadstool Fashion Show by Lil Bloomers children’s boutique, where face painting also took place.
Welcome to Fairyville actually kicked off on Wednesday. Caravan Classes, Kiln Creations and Shine Yoga also participated with theme activities.
While I didn’t participate in the new Fairyville After Dark, I did see photos of some of the grownups on Facebook, including Noblesville Common Council member Darren Peterson, who sported a crown and pointed ears for bartending during Fairyville.
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