Overview

The 9th Annual “Welcome to Fairyville” presented by Parker Mortgage alights on the Nickel Plate Arts campus April 21–24, with most events free. This whimsical event is open to wee-folk of all ages! Kids and adults can submit a fairy house (applications due April 16) 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 and events with some of our local partners, enjoy storytelling, nature-themed activities, and much, much more!

The Fairyville Trail is free to attend; some special events have registration costs and requirements.

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

2021 Details

April 21: Winged Wednesday

Winged Wednesday: April, 21  – 12 p.m. -5 p.m.
Start your adventure at Nickel Plate Arts to get a map of all the fairy-friendly locations!

  • Enjoy the Fairy Home Show and vote for your favorite at Nickel Plate Arts
  • Pick up fairy-themed craft projects to do at home at Nickel Plate Arts, Caravan Classes, Kiln Creations and Li’l Bloomers (prices from $5-$15)
    • Click here to reserve a Nickel Plate Arts Fairy House Kit – $5
    • Click here to reserve a Caravan Classes project (lots to choose from!)
  • Find the Fairy Jars Scavenger Hunt at NobleMade Sponsored by Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Fairy-themed treats available at Texy Mexy, Noble Coffee and Primeval Brewing*
  • Story time at Li’l Bloomers at 11 am and 3 pm

*Primeval Brewing cocktail for ages 21+ only

April 22: Troll Thursday

Troll Thursday: April 22 – 12 p.m. -5 p.m.
Start your adventure at Nickel Plate Arts to get a map of all the fairy-friendly locations!

  • Enjoy the Fairy Home Show and vote for your favorite at Nickel Plate Arts
  • Pick up fairy-themed craft projects to do at home (prices range from $5-$15)
    • Click here to reserve a Nickel Plate Arts Take-Out Fairy Kit
    • Click here to reserve a Caravan Classes project (lots to choose from!
  • Find the Fairy Jars Scavenger Hunt at NobleMade Sponsored by Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Fairy-themed treats available at Texy Mexy, Noble Coffee and Primeval Brewing*
  • Happy Babies Class at Seminary Park at 10 am ($10)
  • Shine Yoga Fairy Yoga class at Seminary Park at 11am ($15)
  • Story time at Li’l Bloomers at 11 am and 3 pm

*Primeval Brewing cocktail for ages 21+ only

April 23: Fairy Friday 12-9 pm

Fairy Friday: April 23 –  12-9 pm
Start your adventure at Nickel Plate Arts to get a map of all the fairy-friendly locations!

  • Walk the Fairyville Trail, find all the fairy houses, and enjoy self-directed, nature- themed activities
  • Pick up fairy-themed craft projects to do at home at Nickel Plate Arts, Caravan Classes, Kiln Creations and Li’l Bloomers (prices from $5-$15)
    • Click here to reserve a Nickel Plate Arts Fairy House Kit – $5
    • Click here to reserve a Caravan Classes project (lots to choose from!)
  • Find the Fairy Jars Scavenger Hunt at NobleMade Sponsored by Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Fairy-themed treats available at Texy Mexy, Noble Coffee and Primeval Brewing**
  • Story time at Li’l Bloomers at 11 am and 3 pm
  • Fairy Photo Shoots at 10th Street photography 1-4:30 p.m. (prices vary)

FAIRY FRIDAY RECEPTION 6-9 PM:

  • Live music at Nickel Plate Arts
  • Fairy-themed vendors along the trail
  • Pick up fairy-themed craft projects to do at home at Nickel Plate Arts, Caravan Classes, Kiln Creations and Li’l Bloomers (prices from $5-$15)
    • Click here to reserve a Nickel Plate Arts Fairy House Kit – $5
    • Click here to reserve a Caravan Classes project (lots to choose from!)
  • Glass Utopia glass-blowing demonstration at Nickel Plate Arts
  • Get a glass of Elf Elixir (pink, sparkly beer**) at Nickel Plate Arts courtesy of Four Day Ray – $5 or $20 with a commemorative glass
  • Fairy library books and candy wands at Gals’ Guide Library Booth
  • Art demonstrations and activities at Hamilton County Artists’ Association
  • Fairy Caboose Rides with the Nickel Plate Express on the hour ($14)
  • Fairy Toadstool Fashion Show by Li’l Bloomers: Sign up to be a fashion model, includes providing hair & makeup! 7 pm ($15) – Click here to register!
  • Fairy House Contest Award Ceremony – 8:30 p.m. at Nickel Plate Arts

**for ages 21+

April 24: Sprite Saturday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sprite Saturday: April 23 –  10 am – 5 pm
Start your adventure at Nickel Plate Arts to get a map of all the fairy-friendly locations!

  • Walk the Fairyville Trail, find all the fairy houses, and enjoy self-directed, nature- themed activities
  • Pick up fairy-themed craft projects to do at home at Nickel Plate Arts, Caravan Classes, Kiln Creations and Li’l Bloomers (prices from $5-$15)
    • Click here to reserve a Nickel Plate Arts Fairy House Kit – $5
    • Click here to reserve a Caravan Classes project (lots to choose from!)
  • Find the Fairy Jars Scavenger Hunt at NobleMade Sponsored by Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Fairy-themed treats available at Texy Mexy, Noble Coffee and Primeval Brewing**
  • Meet real-life fairies along the trail
  • Fairy-themed vendors along the trail
  • Glass Utopia glass-blowing demonstration at Nickel Plate Arts
  • Art demonstrations and activities at Hamilton County Artists’ Association
  • Fairy Caboose Rides with the Nickel Plate Express on the hour ($13)
  • Happy Babies Class at Seminary Park at 10 am ($10)
  • Shine Yoga Fairy Yoga class at Seminary Park at 11am ($15)
  • Succulents & Shine Yoga Class at Shine Yoga – Saturday, April 24th, 1-2:30 pm – $25
  • Live Music at Nickel Plate Arts – 2-5 pm
  • Fairy Photo Shoots by  10th Street photography At Nickel Plate Arts from 2-5 pm ($35+)
  • Arbor Day Dedication Ceremony on the Courthouse Square at 2:30 pm
  • Fairy Toadstool Fashion Show by Li’l Bloomers: Sign up to be a fashion model, includes providing hair & makeup! 3 pm ($15). Click here to register!
  • Kiln Creations Fairy Tea Party at 4 pm, includes a pottery project for 2 and goody bag! ($50)

**for ages 21+

Businesses: Ways to Get Involved

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.

Things You Can Enjoy at Home

We know that not everyone can visit Fairyville in person this year, so we wanted to share some options to enjoy the Fairy Fun from home!  These are also great resources to get ready for your trip to Fairyville or continue your experience when you get home!

2021 Fairy House Contest Rules & Registration!

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 April 21 – 24 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 16 and houses must be delivered to Nickel Plate Arts on Monday, April 19.  Houses must be picked up after the contest on April 24, or between Noon and 5:00 p.m. on April 26 through 30.

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!

2020 Fairy Trail Map

2020 Fairyville Map

Here is the electronic version 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 3:00 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.

Previous years’ winners:

2020 Fairy House Winners

Congrats to the 2020 Fairy House Contest winners:

​1ST Place: FALL HOLLOW
2ND Place: CRYSTAL CAVE
3RD Place: LIAM’S HOGSMEADE
HONORABLE MENTIONS: HOOSIER FAIRIES, THE HIGH NOON SALOON, THE FAIRY LIBRARY.

2019 Fairy House Winners

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”

Honorable Mentions:

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!

2017 Fairy House 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!

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

Welcome to Fairyville 2021 is presented by:

Title Sponsor: The Parker Mortgage Team

Get Involved

We’re weaving together the fabric of our community. Add your thread during the 2021 Welcome to Fairyville event! Create your own fairy house to be showcased on the Fairyville Trail and during the Fairy Home Show. Applications are due by April 16 and houses must be delivered to Nickel Plate Arts on Monday, April 19. Houses must be picked up after the contest on April 24, or between Noon and 5:00 p.m. on April 26 through 30. Register here.

You know the value of a picture, so instead of reading 1,000 words, check out photos from past Welcome to Fairyville events.

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for this event?

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.