In photos: Faerie Kin stilt walkers ‘enchant’ Pritchard Park

Asheville's Faerie Kin performs Enchanted Bees in Prichard park on Monday, June 15. Photo by Sarah Whelan

Locals and tourists alike all stopped to watch the dance of the honeybee in and around Pritchard Park. The Faerie Kin, a local performance troupe, performed “Enchanted Bees” on Monday, June 15, as part of this week’s Pollination Celebration from Bee City U.S.A.

A crowd of Faerie Kin performers, brightly dressed as flowers and bees, swayed to the music and acted out the pollination process. “The Bees” walked on stilts and stood tall over “The Flowers,”blowing down kisses to demonstrate pollination.

One by one, the Faerie Kin began to pull spectators into the center of the park. “Come in, come in,” the Faerie Kin requested.

Soon there were nearly 30 people standing side-by-side surrounded by the Faerie Kin as they prepared for the bee blessing. The men and women dressed as flowers and bees danced in circles and sang to the huddled group while misting faerie water over their heads and tossing flowers into the air.

The Faerie Kin also took pollinator-themed questions from the crowd in hopes to enlighten the community about pollinators.

Eyes widened as the bees and flowers danced their way from Pritchard Park to Asheville Bee Charmer on Battery Park Avenue for a honey tasting.

Pollination Celebration continues until Saturday, June 21. Additional information about pollination week events can be found at Bee City U.S.A. or through Mountain Xpress.

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About Sarah Whelan
Avid news enthusiast. Photojournalist interested in community outreach. Freelancer for Mountain Xpress. Follow me @WhelanSarah_

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