Join us as we turn the Hopedale Parklands into an enchanted forest & temporary home for fairies, gnomes, trolls, elves and all magical folk! You'll stroll the pathways with your family & friends while discovering magical homes tucked into the landscape. Find a new adventure around every corner with several performers & vendors placed throughout. Held in June with our friends in the Hopedale Park Commission. The 4th Annual Hopedale Fairy Walk will take place on Saturday, June 13, 2020 10am - 4pm. Read all the details below!
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The fairy walk will take place along the one mile stretch of the blue trail between the Bath House and the Rustic Bridge. The entrance is just past the Bath House behind 76 Dutcher Street, Hopedale, MA. This is not a loop so keep in mind that it's one mile in and one mile back. It really doesn't seem like much when you're in the fun of it but we've got plenty of resting spots, activities, vendors and snacks along the way for you! Bring your camera, the scenery is amazing!
***FREE ADMISSION - FREE PARKING - FREE SHUTTLE BUS FROM PARKING*** (We highly suggest using our parking lots and avoiding street parking)
Look for parking signs to direct you to our two free lots.
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Any business/group/organization who sends in their fairy house application by May 13th will be listed on our event map that is handed out to everyone at the event and get a mention on our very popular facebook event page!
****You just have to send in your application/payment--your houses still don't need to be ready until the day before the event. It just helps us tremendously to take care of paperwork early.****
Starting in March, applications can be found at the Hopedale Post Office, Bancroft Memorial Library, The Curiosity Shoppe of Hopedale & the Hopedale Community House. We can email you one if you ask at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can download one at the bottom of this page!
NEW FOR 2020:
We are offering a "place your own" choice this year for fairy house builders. We know a lot of you love your creations and like them displayed a certain way. You place your own fairy house on the trail in a spot designated by us. Houses must be in place by 9:30am and left until 4pm. Can't stay until 4? That's ok, we'll still pick it up for you at the end of the day. Designated spots (think of it like it's your fairy house's address) are given out in the order that we receive the applications. Meaning the sooner you send in your application, the closer to the front your spot will be, etc.
There will still be an option for us to place your house for you. See size restrictions below.
That's OK! We're still accepting fairy house applications until June 1st! Your house still doesn't have to be ready for drop off until June 12th!
Place your own houses will need to be in place by 9:30am on June 13th.
If we're placing your house, it should be dropped off at the Bath House on June 12th.
Specific drop off instructions will be emailed to you the week before the event.
Place your own houses should be no larger than 3' x 3'.
If we're placing your house, they should be no larger than 2' x 2'.
Yes! The majority of the trail is hard packed dirt. You will come across some roots and rocks but many visitors used strollers and wagons last year without too much trouble. Keep in mind that the trail is one mile long, but it is not a loop...so that's another mile out. There is plenty to stop and see though and we promise it goes by fast! There are potties along the trail, lots of places to rest and snacks!
Photography credits to:
Pat Colcord, Carol Donaher, Ann DeYoung, Lois Arthur, Michael Carpenter, Valerie WildOwl, Gina Tarara-Woods, Sarah Vacca, Meghan Hoey, Nadine Carter, Stacey Croeber, Sue Pastorini, Adimarie Colon, Meghan McDonnell, Maria Abbruzzese & Stephanie Greco.