For the health and safety of the community, the Fairy Fest has been postponed.  We will reschedule it for the late spring or summer.  Keep watching for updates, and keep the fairy magic alive.

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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