Do you believe in fairies? A Maine garden opens doors to their homes

Designer fairy house on display for the Maine Fairy House Festival, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine. CMBG photo.

Yes, I know this weekend is the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, but if you’re seeking a quieter escape, one that might awaken that sense of magic in your kids or grandkids, then head to Boothbay for the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ annual Maine Fairy House Festival. This year, it takes place in the brand spanking new Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden.

Of course there are fabulous fairy houses to view, but there also are fairy house building oppotunities, fairy arts and crafts, games such as the gnome toss and gnome bowling, storytelling, readings by childrens authors, book signings by Fairy Houses series author Tracy Kane, a parade, fairy teas, live performances, workshops, and plentiful live entertainment. Note: Some of those workshops are filling quickly, so you might want to call for reservations.

P.S. You don’t have to be a kid to go to this or enjoy it. C’mon, I know you believe, don’t you?