For the health and safety of the community, the Fairy Fest has been postponed.  We will reschedule it when it is safe to do so.

Will you be a flower fairy, a woodland sprite or a mischievous elf?

Are you ready for some springtime magic?  Dress in your fairy finery and come to Downtown Ithaca for a day of crafts and activities at all your favorite stores.  All ages are welcome, but most activities will be geared toward children ages 3-10.  Most activities are free, some may have a small fee.


Schedule of Events

All activites are 10am - 2pm unless otherwise noted

  • Alphabet Soup  Make your own flower crown
  • Alley Cat Cafe Fairy Tea Party
  • Buffalo Street Books Grow a fairy sun-bean: planting activity and read-aloud from noon-1 
  • The Brain Shoppe Make your own fortune teller, word searches and brainteasers
  • Cat's Pajamas TBA
  • Comics for Collectors Comic book reading featuring author Bob Proele, time TBA
  • F. Oliver's Free samples of fairy popcorn
  • Handwork Pine cone crafts
  • Home Green Home Plant a fairy garden
  • Jillian's Drawers Dance party, time TBA
  • Mama Goose Face panting - become a fairy, unicorn, butterfly & more!
  • Miss Angie's Music Puppet show in Center Ithaca 10 - 11
  • The Portrait Studio Magical Fairy Photobooth
  • Sew Green Decorate a magic wand
  • Sunny Days of Ithaca "I believe in fairies" button making
  • Tompkins County Public Library Fairy tale story time 11-11:30



 Here's a photo of the fairy dance party at Jillian's Drawers. 

It was one of the hightlights of the festival last year.  


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