Connecticut Landmarks’ Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden http://www.ctlandmarks.org/index.php?page=bellamy-ferriday-house-garden will host the fourth annual Caroline’s Enchanted Garden: Fairy & Wizard Festival, on Saturday, May 11, from 1p.m. – 4 p.m., sponsored in part by the Soroptimists of Greater Waterbury. The festival will offer families a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on craft activities, music, storytelling, pony rides, puppetry, magic, woodland walks and more. Admission is $5 per person; $20 families. For area information www.litchfieldhills.com
Kids are invited to follow the trail of fairy houses and woodland creatures made by staff and volunteers to the Fairy Village. Here they will find materials to make a fairy dwelling. Kids can bring the fairy house home as a souvenir or find a place for it in the Fairy Village to remain throughout the summer. Children are encouraged to come in fairy and wizard costume, and kids of all ages are invited to participate in hands-on craft activities, including making fairy wands out of apple tree suckers from the Ferriday orchard and creating wizard hats.
Back by popular demand, Cyril May, who, will incorporate magic into a program that teaches children about the value of preserving open space using fairy and animal stories. He will tell tales while performing tricks around the Bellamy- Ferriday grounds, and give a Recycling is Magic show.
Other activities include a Garden Wizard offering children the opportunity to pot a small plant for Mother’s Day, a strolling musician, story reader and puppeteer Sue Meister, pony rides with Joan Coogan of Watertown’s Pony Tales and a game circle.
The afternoon will conclude with a fairy and wizard parade around the Bellamy-Ferriday grounds.
About the Bellamy Ferriday House
The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, located at 9 Main Street North, Bethlehem is open May through October. Hours are as follows: May – September, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 4pm; October, Saturday & Sunday 12 – 4pm. Open on Monday Holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day. Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for students, teachers and seniors; $4 for children age 6-18; children under 6 and Connecticut Landmarks’ members are free. Families, 2 adults with children, are $15; groups of 10 or more are $5 each. For school groups and special curriculum-based programming, to reserve tours for groups of 10 or more, or to rent the facility, please call the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden at (203) 266-7596.