2022 Fairyfolk Festival cover

Guests will have a chance to compete in the Fairy Garden Contest.

SHEBOYGAN – One of Sheboygan County’s favorite family events returns next week, as Bookworm Gardens will be holding its annual Fairyfolk Festival Tuesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 31.

The week-long event will include stories, art making, collaborative fairy villages, a neon gnome scavenger hunt and more. Guests are also encouraged to get in the spirit by dressing as their favorite fairy, wizard, dragon or gnome.

The highlight of the festival will be the Fairy Garden Contest, in which participants design their own fairy gardens. The contest is open to all ages, with categories for youth (18 and younger), the young at heart (19 and over) and family/team (two or more members regardless of age).

Entrants are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild, but the gardens must be no larger than 2 x 2 feet and light enough to be lifted by one person. Participants are also reminded that the fairy gardens will be outdoors for the duration of the festival, so they are not guaranteed to be returned in perfect condition.  

Completed gardens can be dropped off at Bookworm Gardens, 1415 Campus Drive in Sheboygan, between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday July 21 through Sunday, July 24. Entry forms will be available at drop off. From July 26-31, festival guests will vote on their favorite fairy garden. Winners of the contest will be contacted via email.

After the festival, gardens can either be picked up Tuesday, Aug. 2 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m., or by contacting heidi@bookwormgardens.org to make alternate arrangements.

Festival admission is $8 pre-registered or $10 at the door for Sheboygan County residents, and $10 pre-registered or $12 at the door for non-residents. There is no charge for Bookworm Gardens members and children age 2 and younger.

For more information, or to order tickets, visit http://www.bookwormgardens.org/fairyfolk-festival.

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