Hello 2021 Hopedale Fairy Walk friends!
We're here to let you know that we are working with our friends in the Hopedale Park Commission and the Board of Health on a plan and also a backup plan! Our very first priority is keeping all of you safe and healthy and we will base all of our decisions on that.
A few things to keep in mind:
We will decide which plan we will move forward with under guidance from our Board of Health by May 1, 2021.
We will not be accepting any new vendor applications for 2021.
Our previous vendors have been contacted and are aware of our plans moving forward.
If you'd like to support our vendors and sponsors year round, you'll find them here:
No matter which plan we decide to go with, what we will be asking you to build will change for 2021. (So maybe don't start building any houses...). It's a really fun change, don't worry!
We will inform you of the changes and release the builder application by April 16, 2021. We will do that here and on our Facebook event page.
We know that is very limited information but we promise that no matter what, we will work very hard to bring the Hopedale Fairy Walk magic to you in 2021!
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 12, 2021 10am - 4pm. Read all the details below!
Now looking for 2021 Sponsors! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We love early birds, it makes planning so much easier! Check out these deals just for you early birds...
Any business/group/organization who sends in their fairy house application by May 12, 2021 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.****
We can email you one if you ask at: email@example.com **applications will be available at the end of 2020.
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 1, 2021! Your house still doesn't have to be ready for drop off until June 12, 2021!
Place your own houses will need to be in place by 9:30am on June 12, 2021.
If we're placing your house, it should be dropped off at the Bath House on June 11, 2021.
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.
Fairy House Application for all Individuals, Groups & Businesses