PIXIES AND PUCKS ALL
We hosted our first ever Fairy and Hobbit House Festival and Fundraiser that featured more than 40 fairy houses designed off-site and installed for the weekend. The delightful creations ranged in tone from a driftwood lighthouse keeper’s cottage to a Tolkien-esque hobbit tower made from the “knee” of a swamp cedar, to what designer Mary Liz Lancaster called her “ancient abandoned cottage from the old country of faerie.” (See the winners of our “People’s Choice’ awards, along with more photos, here.)
Grandparents and kids crawled on their knees to peek in gnome-home windows. Couples young and not-so-young circled and examined each creation, marveling at the intricate details with which the artists infused their works.
When Skye alighted upon two pixies building a fairy house, she told them, "This house is so pretty, I could move right in." One of the little ones looked up at her and said, “ Oh, I am afraid our house is going to be too small. We didn't know you would be so big!"
More than anything, the Fairy and Hobbit House Festival was about community: people coming together to share a common (and joyful) experience. Huge thanks to our sponsors, all of the artists and designers who contributed fairy houses, the wonderful Friends of Bedrock members who made it happen, and the dozens of volunteers who magically appeared each day, for helping to make this event a success. And, of course, we want to thank all of the wonderful folk who came out to share in the whimsy and beauty that is Bedrock.
We are now closed for the season. See you next year!