Smart bets: Faerie and Earth Festival

Fairy face painting

When life as a human among humans gets dull, there’s the Faerie and Earth Festival. In its third year, the spiritually infused lakeside retreat offers enchanted walks, fairy foods and tea parties, roving storytellers, face painting, stilt walkers, music, dancing, interactive theatrics, mermaids, workshops, intuitive readers, dinosaur rides, a honey-tasting bar, original artwork and more magical moments for all ages. Activities are at Highland Lake Cove. Attendees of Faerie Elaine Silver’s concert at that location on Friday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m., get a free CD and $5 off a ticket to the main festivities, which run Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $15 per day (senior/child discounts available). Those who donate blood on-site Saturday or Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., also get $5 off the ticket price. Proceeds and silent-auction revenue benefit The Center for Honeybee Research. facebook.com/fairyandearthfestival. Photo by Pamela Woods of Madhava Design

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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