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For the past decade, the Nature Museum, which celebrates the natural history of northern New England, has drawn visitors to Grafton for its Fairy House Festival. Located in the gardens, fields and woods that surround the museum, the two-day celebration offers an array of whimsical activities. After entering through a fairy gate and being greeted by a fairy queen, visitors can take part in arts and crafts, hula hooping and bubble play. Acorns, twigs and other natural materials will be on hand for kids to make a fairy house. People are also encouraged to sign up ahead of the festival to build a diminutive dwelling to display on a fairy house trail — a forest path lined with around 40 natural creations, from elaborate artist-made structures to sweet and simple abodes created by brother-sister teams. The underlying idea, museum communications director Daron Blake said "is to get people interacting with nature and their own imagination."

The 10th annual Fairy House Festival takes place on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Nature Museum (186 Townshend Rd., Grafton). Tickets in advance are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children ages 3-17. Day-of tickets are $12, $10 and $5. To build a house for the fairy trail in advance, sign up at nature-museum.org.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Alison Novak

Alison Novak

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Alison is the former managing editor at Kids VT, Seven Days' parenting publication and writes about education for Seven Days.

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