‘Welcome to Fairyville’ to begin Oct. 7

Fairyville’s fairy houses will be on display. (Submitted photo).

Nickel Plate Arts’ “Welcome to Fairyville” event – originally scheduled for April — is back for the eighth year, from Oct. 7-10. Residents are expected to build dozens of fairy houses on the Fairy Trail along the White River river walk. Many downtown merchants will feature fairy doors outside their buildings to bring some magic inside. Magical socially distant-friendly events have been planned throughout the downtown Noblesville area.

Nickel Plate Arts Executive Director Ailithir McGill said “Welcome to Fairyville” has been modified but will still be full of wonder.

“This year’s Welcome to Fairyville event is unique for several reasons,” McGill stated. “For one thing, this is the first time the event has ever been held in the fall, and we will have the benefit of beautiful fall foliage and the excitement of Halloween being just around the corner. Also, we are working hard to add more interactive elements to our Fairy Trail for Oct. 9 and 10, including nature-themed stations, which will include self-directed activities designed to be safe during COVID-19 restrictions.”

Dozens of artists and merchants bring the event to life.

Not only can participants search for fairy houses and fairy doors along the trail, but several locations in Noblesville will host fairy-themed activities. Fairy friends can paint pottery at Kiln Creations or reserve a time to create crafts or pick up a craft kit at Caravan Classes. Nickel Plate Arts also will have a pick-up craft and selfie station on its campus, and Lil Bloomers will present story time on the sidewalk at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day as well as offer fun craft options. Hamilton County Artists’ Association will have a card-making craft to pick-up and will demonstrate how to spin wool and silk. If parents need to unwind, they can participate in Fairy Yoga with their toddler in Seminary Park at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7.

“We are so excited that so many groups and individuals in Noblesville were excited about getting into the fairy spirit,” McGill stated. “New options are still falling into place, so stay tuned to our website and social media for news about the latest activities.”

For more, visit nickelplatearts.org.