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 the Spring with our friends in the Hopedale Park Commission. The 3rd Annual Hopedale Fairy Walk will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019 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***
Look for parking signs to direct you to our two free lots. Pedicab rides (11am -2pm) are also free but drivers will accept tips!
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Any business/group/organization who sends in their fairy house application by May 8th 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!
Any individual/family who sends in their application by May 8th will be entered into a drawing for a super cool family fun prize pack full of goodies and tickets to various attractions! Think Summer fun!!!
*****anyone who has already sent in their application qualifies for these early bird specials-you don't have to do anything extra.*****
****Everyone else--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.****
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!
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 7th.
Houses will need to be dropped off on June 7th in Hopedale. Specific drop off instructions will be emailed to you the week before the event.
Our volunteers place your houses along the trail so we ask you to try to keep them under 3' x 3' so they're not too hard to lift and under 50lbs. Special arrangements will need to be made for anything bigger/heavier. You should also be sure to secure your decorations to your platform/house so nothing gets lost during placement.
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.