JEFFERSON– For folks who like fairies, fairy gardens, fairy homes and fairy outfits, there’s ‘fairy’ excellent news.The Ohio Fairy
Gardening Festival, held for the previous three years at Giddings Park, returns Sept. 16, 2023 under a new name, The Fairy Festival, and new coordinator, Kristie Prescott of Jefferson.The changes happened after celebration planner Julie Thomas Cole retired after this year’s program in June. A fairy gardener from Jefferson, Cole brought fairy gardening to Ashtabula County, publicizing and organizing the annual celebration for the previous several years.”Fairy gardening is a wonderful pastime because everything
is performed in miniature,”she said.”There is no back-breaking garden work because you can do it on a tabletop. It is so enjoyable to share it with children; it is wonderful. Fairies don’t enjoy politics, religion, or any social issues, they are simply fairies who go about their concealed, wonderful life.” Anybody who wants to help Prescott or be on a celebration committee can email her at
[email protected]”Once we know who want to be on this committee, we will set a date to meet and appoint tasks,”she stated.”This festival gets worked on all year at a much slower speed till the day prior to the celebration when we will establish.”The biggest crowd ever attended the June show, which featured great deals of new home entertainment, an outfit parade and a Ladybug program. More than 30 suppliers sold fairy-themed product, consisting of signs, outfits, crafts and fairy gardens in a range of containers. There was complimentary face painting, contests and a fairy godmother and a fairy princess.In the past, it’s been a Jefferson Location Chamber of Commerce event, sponsored by Andover Bank.There’s free parking and complimentary admission.For more details, go to www.ohiofairygardening.com.