The 8th Annual Welcome to Fairyville event alights on the Nickel Plate Arts campus October 7–10, with most events free. Adults get in on the merriment during Fairy Friday (October 9) 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 October 2) 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 for drop-in craft activities with some of our local partners, enjoy storytelling, nature-themed activities, 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; some special events do have registration costs and pre-registration is required for some activities.
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 us.
Fairyville’s population is BOOMING and there’s a fairy housing 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 $25 registration fee – then you can get building!
Everyone who takes our Fairy Home Tour October 7-10 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 October 2 and houses must be delivered to Nickel Plate Arts on Monday, October 5. Houses must be picked up after the contest on October 10, or between Noon and 5:00 p.m. on October 12 through 17.
RULES: Houses must be:
-Bigger than a shoe box
-Small enough to be easily transported on a 2’x3’ rolling cart. Artists may install their own work, but MUST request special accommodations from Nickel Plate Arts
-Made from at least 75% natural materials
-Made from materials that can be lost, damaged, rained on or redecorated by tiny fairies. The houses will be outside unattended for at least 48 hours.
-Easy for one person to lift and move (approx. 25 pounds or less)
-Whimsical, funny, creative, and/or beautiful!
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.:
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.:
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.:
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.:
In-person Options 4 – 6 p.m.:
Kiln Creations Unicorn Painting Party: Meet a live unicorn and create amazing potterry crafts!
Downtown Noblesville Businesses: Get your business on the map (literally) by creating a Fairy Door. The cost is $25 to participate by creating a Fairy Door or $50 for a Fairy Door and a Fairy Door kit. Download the registration form.
If you are an artist or maker who would like to have a booth along the fairy trail (cost: $25), contact us.
For all other business engagement opportunities (sponsorships, ads, events, etc.), click here.
2020 Fairyville Map (Coming soon!)
Here are the electronic versions of our Fairy Home Tour Map! This year, Noblesville Merchants are welcoming our fairy friends by placing fair doors on some of their businesses. Keep an eye out for these mini-entrances so that you’ll know where fairies like to shop!
Fairy Doors are on display Wednesday—Saturday. The Fairy Home Tour will be on display at Nickel Plate Arts Wednesday—Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and along the trail displayed on the map from Friday at 23:00 p.m. through Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
You can pick up a map at our main headquarters at 107 S. 8th and don’t forget to vote for your favorite! Winners will be selected by 8:30 p.m. on Fairy Friday.
Congrats to the 2019 Fairy House Contest winners:
1st Place – Girl Scout Troop 1937, “Far, Far Away”
2nd Place – Cass Courtney, “Fern Galley”
3rd Place – Meredith Z., “Floral Fairy Fortress”
Grace Carpenter, Lindsey & Kyle Thompson, “Fairy Fair”
Martin & Martin, “Graffiti Garden”
Denise McCurdy, “Fairy Loo Throne”
Arelle Pulos, Austin Hunkin & Hunkin Family, “Stay Trippy Lil Hippie”
Julia Church Kozicki, “Julia’s Fairy Aerie”
Check out photos of all the fairy houses by clicking here!
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”
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!
1st Place – The Woodland Escape by Samantha, Cylie, & Palmer Eicher
2nd Place — Fairy Fun Land by Emily Archer
3rd Place — The Burrow by Deliberate Media
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
Title Sponsor: Meredith Z, Realtor
Gold Sponsor: Martin & Martin Insurance Agency
Earth Day Sponsor: 12 Stars Media
We’re weaving together the fabric of our community. Add your thread during the 2020 Welcome to Fairyville event! Create your own fairy house to be showcased on the Fairy Trail and during the Fairy Home Show. Applications are due by October 7 and houses must be delivered to Nickel Plate Arts on Monday, October 12. Houses must be picked up after the contest on October 17, or between Noon and 5:00 p.m. on October 19 through 23.
Each person, organization and business has a thread to contribute to make the fabric of our community a better place to live. You can share your thread with us by becoming a corporate sponsor. Complete the form here to start a conversation.