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 7th Annual Hopedale Fairy Walk will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2023 10am - 4pm. Read all the details below!
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. The houses, fairies and vendors will be placed along the 1 mile stretch of the blue trail from the bath house entrance to the Rustic Bridge. This event is hosted by the Friends of Historic Hopedale in conjunction with the Hopedale Park Commission. This is not a loop so keep in mind that it's one mile in and one mile back. Bring your camera, the scenery is amazing!
***FREE ADMISSION*** Street Parking and free shuttle bus from lots - look for signs
but please pay attention to any No Parking signs and never park on any sidewalks or tree belts!
to direct you to our backup parking lots!
Place Your Own House Cost: FREE
We are now offering a "place your own" choice 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. Place Your Own Houses must be in place by 9:30am and left until 4pm on June 10th. 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. Specific drop off instructions and house numbers will be emailed to you the week before the event.
You may place a house and a sign with the Place Your Own Houses, but what you bring in, you will need to take out. Sign up by using the online form below.
We Place Your House Cost: $25
There will still be an option for us to place your house for you. *****If we're placing your house, it should be dropped off at the Bath House on June 9th and picked up by June 11th. If we're placing your house, they should be no larger than 2' x 2' x 2' Specific drop-off instructions will be emailed to you the week before the event.
You may include a sign under 18” x 18”. You may pick up your houses after the event on June 10 between 4p-5p or June 11 noon-3p at the Bath House. Sign up by printing the application below and mailing it to us.
Business cards and flyers: please leave these at home. They end up thrown or blown all over the woods and our very dedicated (but very tired at that point) volunteers get stuck picking them up and end up not liking you very much.
Causes at the Fairy Walk: We know it's tempting to get your cause in front of all the folks at our event but please remember why they're there. Our guests of all ages come to enjoy the magic of the day with their friends and family, let's focus on that for them.
No house builder applications will be accepted after May 31, 2023.
The Hopedale Fairy Walk is open to handmade/artisan vendors with product relating to the theme of the day (fairies, gnomes, magical creatures/realm, garden decor, service/entertainment and food vendors). No direct sale vendors please. Potential vendors are asked to send an email with pictures and/or a link to your business website or Facebook page to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vendor spaces are full. Food vendor spaces are still available (desserts are full).
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.