Medina hosts 4th annual ‘Faery Festival’ on Saturday

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 24 June 2021 at 8:09 am

Photos courtesy of Kathy Blackburn: This lass poses in her faery costume during one of Medina’s Faery Festivals. Participants this year are urged to dress in their most enchanting costume.

MEDINA – Downtown Medina will witness a little bit of magic on Saturday, when the Fourth Annual Enchanted Faery Festival takes place.

Although the pandemic forced sponsors to cancel most of last year’s event, the Medina Area Partnership did hold a scavenger hunt.

This year, however, the Faery Festival will return in full force from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Information on the Faery Festival was handed out to elementary school students earlier this week.

The festival, sponsored by MAP, is open to any age, from small children to adults, all of whom are invited to dress up in their most enchanting costume.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. in Rotary Park, where pictures will be taken and a craft will be provided. Then entrants will walk through downtown, looking for 12 hidden faeries in store windows.

Six businesses – Lizzie and Lyric’s Boutique, Mandeo’s Candy Shoppe, Downtown Browsery, Della’s Chocolates and English Rose Tea Shoppe and Author’s Note book shop – will each have a craft project for entrants, in addition to Rotary Park.

A king, queen, prince and princess will be chosen. Creekside Floral and Blissett’s have agreed to provide crowns for the winners. Della’s Chocolates will provide scavenger hunt prizes.

“There is no cost to anybody – just fun,” Blackburn said.

At 1:30, the event will feature a faery dance and parade in Rotary Park.

Blackburn started the Faery Festival after hearing about one in another town, and brought the idea to Medina.

MAP’s event committee, who planned the event includes Blackburn, Ann Fisher Bale, Cindy Robinson, Wendy Wilson, Tim Elliott and Sue Fuller.

A group of costumed faeries of all ages searches for hidden faeries in store windows during a Faery Festival before last year’s pandemic.