The 5th Annual Welcome to Fairyville event alights on the Nickel Plate Arts campus April 19-22, 2017, with most events free. See the most whimsical abodes during the Fairy Home Show, create fancy fairy crafts, attend a Fairy Tea Party and more.

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2017 Details

Overview: Welcome to Fairyville (April 19-22)

The 5th Annual Welcome to Fairyville event alights on the Nickel Plate Arts campus April 19-22, with most events free. Adults get in on the merriment during Fairy Friday (April 21) with a reception complete with live entertainment, storytelling fairies, fairy house awards, and more shenanigans. Kids and adults can submit a fairy house (applications due April 10) to be featured in our Fairy Home Show and then view & vote for these miniature abodes along the outdoor Fairyville Trail (during Fairy Friday and Sprite Saturday). Reserve your toadstools in our popular Fairy Tea Party series, create fancy fairy crafts, and much, much more! The fairies are back and they’re smaller than ever. Don’t miss Welcome to Fairyville at Nickel Plate Arts!

Free to attend; $5 crafts & $10 tea parties (pre-registration required for tea parties)

To learn more about each day’s events, please see below for a full rundown of whimsical fairy events and sign up for our regular newsletter.

If you are interested in volunteering, setting up a booth, or being a fairy/entertainer, please contact Kavita.

2017 Fairy House Contest & Winners

Congrats to the 2017 Fairy House Contest winners:

1st Place – Olivia Boggs and Ella Rocha, “Tiger Milly Manor”

2nd Place – Grace Carpenter & Kyle Thompson, “Pixie Hollow”

3rd Place – Kelly Kuehnert, “The Fairy Gypsy House”

Honorable Mentions:

Cindi Bee, “Fairy Starry Night”

Cynda Anspach, “The Perriwinkle Pad”

Summers Office Girls, “Summers Fairy Camp”

Paisly Deaton, Lilly Pizano, Olivia & Linda Cordial, “Woodland Retreat”

Debbie Apple, “Thimbleberry Ridge”

Check out photos of all the fairy houses on our Facebook album by clicking here!



Sign up now for the most magical, mystical, magnificent contest of the year!

Fairyville’s population is BOOMING and there’s a fairy house shortage! Help homeless fairies by becoming a fairy architect and building the best house possible.

All you have to do is fill out the form below and submit your registration fee – then you can get building!

Everyone who takes our Fairy Home Tour April 19-21 will get the chance to vote on their favorite fairy home.  Winners will receive great prizes, including craft supplies, gift certificates and even cash! Download the PDF registration form or fill out the form below. Registration fees can be paid online or by calling us: 317-452-3690.

Applications are due by April 10th and houses must be delivered to Nickel Plate Arts on April 17th.

2017 Fairyville House Contest Registration

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Once you hit the submit button below, you will be redirected to our online store to pay your registration fee ($20/fairy house). You can also pay your fee over the phone by calling us: 317-452-3690. Your application is not complete until we receive your payment. Thank you!


Winged Weekdays (April 19-21, 12-5 p.m.)

Enjoy fancy fairy crafts ($5 each) during our regular gallery hours and reserve your toadstool at a Fairy Tea Party (2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; $5 for NPArts members/$10 for non-members). You can view our collection of fairy homes, too, before we move them out on the trail!

Fairy Tea Parties - Fantastic Fairies and Where to Find Them (April 19-22)

Are fairies hiding in your backyard? In downtown Noblesville? We’ve seen a few, and we’ll teach you how to be the perfect fairy host! Play the right music, serve the right food, learn what makes a fairy feel right at home. If we’re lucky, we may draw a couple fairies out of hiding for games and teatime.

Learn “fairy culture” through games, activities, crafts, and music. Interact with real life fairies and enjoy a selection of light snacks, tea and juices. After mastering the lessons of fairy ettiquette, you, too, may be welcomed into the fairy fold!  Celebrate the power of inclusiveness and understanding as you indulge in fun and whimsy. No specific attire is required, but wings, sparkles and fairy finery are ALWAYS welcome!

Reserve your toadstools soon – these popular tea parties fill up quickly! Each tea party is one-hour long and includes snacks and drinks. All little fairies must have a parent or guardian attend with them (parents must buy tickets, too – it’s fun for everyone!). We want everyone to be able to participate equally, so please contact us if you or your child has any food allergies.

Wednesday-Friday, April 19-21
Teatimes: 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Location: Noblesville Township Trustee Community Center, 372 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060 (just a couple blocks south of Nickel Plate Arts’ campus!)

Saturday, April 22
Teatimes: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Location: Nickel Plate Arts, 107 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060

$10/toadstool ($5 for NPArts Members). Sign-up online by clicking here or call us: 317-452-3690. Members must call to receive discount.

Fairy Friday (April 21, 6-9 p.m.)

The Fairy Trail kicks off with this fun-filled, fanciful, fairy-friendly event!  Walk the trail to find all the fairy homes and vote on your favorites – the awards ceremony will take place around 8:30 p.m.  Showcase artist Ailithir O. McGill will be here to help you create illustrations of your favorite fairy tale.  Enjoy fairy-themed face painting by Funtastic Face Painting, live music, and crafts, too!  Plus, we’ll have plenty of fairy-themed storytelling throughout the evening by Stephanie Holman of Storytelling Arts of Indiana (6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.). We’ve sent invitations to all our fairy friends – we can’t wait to see who shows up!

Sprite Saturday (April 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Get in on even more fancy fairy crafts ($5 each), fairy-themed face painting by Funtastic Face Painting, Fairy Tea Parties, the Fairyville Trail and more! Saturday’s one-hour Tea Parties start at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. ($5 for NPArts members/$10 for non-members). Reserve your toadstool now before the spots fill up!

2016 Fairy House Contest Winners

1st Place – The Woodland Escape by Samantha, Cylie, & Palmer Eicher

woodland escape

2nd Place — Fairy Fun Land by Emily Archer

fairy fun land

3rd Place — The Burrow by Deliberate Media

the burrow

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):

Fae Haven by The Smith Family

Meladi’s Fairy House by Shandi & Meladi Bradburn

Artist Tree House by Rachel Clements

The Very Secret Garden by The Derringer Family

Horton’s Fairy House by Lori Simon

Emmy’s Fairyland by Sarah, Emmy, & Chris Buckner

Minecraft Fairy House by Leah Simon

Kid Psych Fairy Cottage by Guerin Whitcomb and Alyssa Lovett

Little House with a Fairy by Chelsea, Grant, Adrienna, Cameron, & Ellen Stuart

Fairy Villa by Alyssa & Bree Reinoso & Sam Matlock

Feather Brightrock of Gourd Glen by Renee Rule & Halie, Cooper, Emerson, Susan, Rainer, & Sophie Hesch

New for 2017!

URBAN FAIRYVILLE TRAIL: Our fairies are becoming citified! View fairy houses on the new Fairyville Trail route, a walkable path that includes tree-lined views as well as some of downtown Noblesville’s most magical locations (April 21-22 only).

YOUR FAV FAIRYTALE — ILLUSTRATED: April showcase artist Ailithir O. McGill will help you create an illustration of your favorite fairytale during Fairy Friday (April 21, 6-9 p.m.).

‘FANTASTIC FAIRIES AND WHERE TO FIND THEM’ TEA PARTIES: Toadstools get reserved fast for our annual tea parties. With a new 2017 theme and the expected treats, you won’t want to miss it (April 19-22)! Reserve your spots.

Get Involved

We’re weaving together the fabric of our community. Add your thread during the 2017 Welcome to Fairyville event! Create your own fairy house to be showcased on the Fairy Trail and during the Fairy Home Show. Fairy House Applications are due on April 10 and houses are due on April 17.

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