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World’s Largest Fairy House Tour Set To Break Records!

September 18-19 will see the sixth annual Fairy Houses Tour come to Portsmouth NH and the city’s historic South End will once again be filled with tiny whimsical fairy houses built by children, artisans, families and gardening clubs.

The self-guided tour, which is raising funds for non profit organisations in the local community will make its way through the city’s historic locations including Strawbery Banke, Prescott Park, Governor John Langdon House and the Wentworth-Gardener House and has been proudly Sponsored by the Friends of the South End neighborhood association.

The Fairy Houses tour itself is inspired by children’s book author and illustrator of the award-winning Fairy Houses Series®, Tracy Kane,  whose successful series has created a fairy houses boom, with the tiny, magical houses springing up all around the country and indeed the world! Tracy will also be on hand at the event to sign books and greet families so it is a great opportunity for fans to meet her in person.

A highlight of the upcoming tour is said to be the Enchanted Forest, where families will be able to get involved and build their own fairy houses! Amidst all of this there will be more top entertainment as excerpts from “Fairy Houses – The Journey” is performed by the Southern New Hampshire Ballet, there will be an “Artisans Showcase” featuring fairy houses built by local artists and crafts people. Plus, the New Hampshire Theatre Project will provide “Fairy Guides” to help direct attendees. And of course, the Incredible Bubble Machine.

The self-guided tour will be conducted from noon till 4 pm both Saturday and Sunday, Sept 18 & 19. Advance tickets go on sale September 1st at Prescott Park and G. Willikers Toyshop at 13 Market Street. Tickets will also be available on the days of the tour. Advance prices: children $4.00; adults $10.00, seniors $8.00. Family discount ticket $20.00 admits two adults with two children. Day of tour prices: children $5.00; adults $15.00; seniors $10.00. Tickets include admission to all historic homes on the tour. Free parking available on Peirce Island.

It is expected that this year will be bigger and better than ever, with record breaking attendance, so to find out more go to http://www.fairyhouses.com.

Becky Bowden

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