Overview

The 10th Annual “Welcome to Fairyville”  alights on the Nickel Plate Arts campus April 20–23, 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 take-out craft activities and in-person 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. Find out more by looking below: we’ll update the lists below as our partners confirm their plans!

PLEASE NOTE: We’re always adding just a bit more: check back often for the latest!

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

Click the image for a short video!

SPECIAL FOR 2022:

2022 Details

Welcome to Fairyville: Map

Fairy House 2022 Winner!

A riveting round of applause for the 2022 Fairy House Content winner:
#18 Fairy Friends’ Happy Earth Day by Jessica Read.

Click here to see this year’s Fairy House entries.

Meet our Fairyville Vendors

Meet the Fantastic Fairyville Artist Vendors who will be popping up along the trail on Fairy Friday Night and All Sprite Saturday!

Friday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

& Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sewful Cheryl
Lizzy’s Fancy
Hannah Delight Weaver Art
Nyla Kerstiens Art
Gal’s Guide Library
Nicole Ioma Art
Papa Smurf Concessions
The Peony Festival (Friday ONLY)

Saturday ONLY 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kimberly’s Treasure Shop
Kelsey Bee Art Collection
Anita H. Strauss
Punk Hazard Wool with Little Eagle Creek Valley Farm featuring Fairy Sheep!
Glass Utopia by Patty K with live glass blowing demonstrations on the Stephenson Porch
Moonstruck Portraits
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Things You Can Enjoy At Home Or On Your Own:

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!

  • Vote for your favorite fairy home by visiting our Facebook album of this year’s entries. In-person votes will be combined with total “likes” to determine a winner. Voting closes Saturday, April 23 at noon.
  • Take a self-guided Tree Tour of downtown Noblesville. Click here to download the map!
  • 2021 MUSIC VIDEO: “Welcome to Fairyville”
    • CLICK HERE to rock along with the Parker Mortgage Team
  • ACTIVITY: Fairy Trees In Your Backyard
    • CLICK HERE to download an activity guide from the Noblesville Tree Board
  • ACTIVITY: #FLATSQUIRREL
    • CLICK HERE to download a coloring sheet and then take photos of yourself with your flat squirrel and post to social media with #flatsquirrel and #welcometofairyville so that we can see it!
  • VIDEO: Make A Faery Nut Doll with Alys Caviness-Gober:
  • VIDEO: Fairy Stories Told by Aili McGill:
2022 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 20 – 23 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 15 and houses must be delivered to Nickel Plate Arts on Monday, April 18.  Houses must be picked up after the event ends at 5:30 p.m. on April 23, or between Noon and 5:00 p.m. on April 27 through 30.

RULES
Houses must be:

  • Bigger than a shoe box.
  • Small enough to be easily transported on a 2’x3’ rolling cart. Nickel Plate Arts staff will install all houses.
  • Made from at least 75% biodegradable materials – the more natural or repurposed materials, the better!
  • 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.
  • Weigh less than 25 lbs and be easily moveable by one person.
  • Whimsical, funny, creative, and/or beautiful! The inclusion of Marshmallow Peeps and/or squirrels is encouraged for 2022!

 

PAY FOR YOUR REGISTRATION HERE

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.

April 20: Winged Wednesday

Winged Wednesday: April, 20
Start your adventure at Nickel Plate Arts to get a map of all the fairy-friendly locations!

*Primeval Brewing cocktail for ages 21+ only

April 21: Troll Thursday

Troll Thursday: April 21
Start your adventure at Nickel Plate Arts to get a map of all the fairy-friendly locations!

*Primeval Brewing cocktail for ages 21+ only

April 22: Fairy Friday

Fairy Friday: April 22
Start your adventure at Nickel Plate Arts to get a map of all the fairy-friendly locations!

  • 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Face painting at Li’l Bloomers (FREE)
  • 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Pick up Fairy Inspired coloring page at Noble Made
  • 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Walk the Fairyville Trail, find all the fairy houses, and enjoy self-directed, nature- themed activities
  • 12 p.m.: Meet the Urban Forester & Take a Walk to Talk Trees – featuring some of downtown Noblesville notable trees! Starting location: Noble Made (FREE)
  • 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.:
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Mother-Daughter Fairy Tea at Forest Park, ($30 residents/$35 non-residents) SOLD OUT

FAIRY FRIDAY RECEPTION 6-9 PM:

  • Walk the Fairyville Trail, find all the fairy houses, and enjoy self-directed, nature- themed activities:
    • Keep your eyes open for live fairies along the trail!
    • Find fairy-themed vendors along the trail
    • Enjoy fairy-themed treats available at Texy Mexy, Noble Coffee and Primeval Brewing**
    • Live Harp music at Nickel Plate Arts by Jen Midkiff
  • Face Painting at Nickel Plate Arts with Adrienne Maynard
  • Fairy library books and #flatsquirrel photo ops at Gals’ Guide Library Booth along the trail
  • Fairy-themed craft projects at Nickel Plate Arts, Caravan Classes, Kiln Creations and Li’l Bloomers (prices from $5 and up)
    • Click here to reserve a Nickel Plate Arts Fairy House Take-Out Kit ($5)
    • Click here to reserve a Caravan Classes project
  • Dragon Themed selfie-station in Easy Alley by Fins & Foxes
  • Magical Storytelling by Dungeon Masters by Moonshot Games in the East Alley (FREE)
  • Grownups: 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)
  • 6 p.m.: Fairy Toadstool Fashion Show by Li’l Bloomers: Sign up to be a fashion model, includes providing hair & makeup! – ($15) Registration required
  • 6-7 p.m.: Mother-Daughter Fairy Tea at Forest Park, ($30 residents/$35 non-residents) SOLD OUT
  • 6-8 p.m.: Fairy Clay House project at Kiln Creations, ($45) Registration required
  • 6:30 p.m.: Crossroads Dance Indy performance in Bolden’s Dry Cleaning Parking Lot
  • 7:30 p.m.: Crossroads Dance Indy performances on the East Side of Noblesville Square
  • 7:30 p.m.: The House At Pooh Corner performance at The Recreation Annex Auditorium at Noblesville’s Ivy Tech
  • 8:15 p.m.: Crossroads Dance Indy performance on the Nickel Plate Arts campus

 

*NEW: FAIRYVILLE AFTER DARK:*

Enchanting entertainments for grownup fairies.

  • Body Art Demonstration by Ryan Straut FX hosted at Caravan Classes
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fire Performers Dynamic & Across Flow in South of Conner Street Bridge parking lot
  • Grownups: 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)
  • Enjoy fairy-themed adult drinks available at Texy Mexy  and Primeval Brewing**

**for ages 21+

April 23: Sprite Saturday

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

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Earth Day Invasive Species Clean-up Volunteer Event at Forest Park – Registration and Online Training Required
  • 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Pick up Fairy Inspired coloring page at Noble Made
  • Dragon Themed selfie-station in East Alley made by Fins & Foxes
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Face painting at Li’l Bloomers [FREE]
  • 10 a.m.: Happy Babies & Tots Class at Caravan Classes ($15) Registration required
  • 10 a.m.: Tree Tour – 2 hours, 2 miles, featuring Noblesville’s oldest trees and fun stories! Starting location: Nickel Plate Arts (FREE)
  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Along the trail music by Mike Snyder
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.:
    • Walk the Fairyville Trail, find all the fairy houses, and enjoy self-directed, nature- themed activities
    • Meet real-life fairies along the trail
    • Find Fairy-themed vendors along the trail
    • Hear Fairy musicians along the trail
    • Fairy library books and #flatsquirrel photo ops at Gals’ Guide Library booth. BONUS: Meet the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!
    • Find Fairy-themed treats available at Texy Mexy, Noble Coffee and Primeval Brewing**
    • Fairy-themed craft projects at Nickel Plate Arts, Caravan Classes, Kiln Creations and Li’l Bloomers (prices from $5 and up)
      • Click here to reserve a Nickel Plate Arts Fairy House Take-Out Kit ($5)
      • Click here to reserve a Caravan Classes project
    • Glass-blowing demonstration at Nickel Plate Arts with Glass Utopia
    • Fairy Scavenger Hunt at Gal’s Guide Library
    • Rock painting (FREE) and Card making ($5) activities and art demonstrations at Hamilton County Artists’ Association 
    • Musical Petting Zoo with Bach 2 Rock in the South Alley (FREE)
  • 11 am: Fairy Yoga class at Shine Yoga ($20) Registration Recommended but not required
  • 12-3 p.m.: Live Music at Nickel Plate Arts by MaryAnne Mathews
  • 1 p.m.: Fairy House Contest Award Ceremony at Nickel Plate Arts presented by Martin & Martin Insurance
  • 1 p.m.: Tree Tour – 1 hour, 1 mile, featuring Noblesville’s oldest trees and some fun stories. Start at the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville (FREE)
  • 1:30 p.m: Mad Hatter Tea Party at Caravan Classes ($40) Registration required. Drop off available.
  • 2 p.m.: Fairy Toadstool Fashion Show by Li’l Bloomers: Sign up to be a fashion model, includes providing hair & makeup! ($15). Registration required.
  • 2 p.m.: The House At Pooh Corner performance at The Recreation Annex Auditorium at Noblesville’s Ivy Tech
  • 3-5 p.m.: Music along the trail by Andy Schomburg
  • 4 p.m.: Mad Hatter Tea Party at Caravan Classes ($40) Registration required. Drop off available
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Fairy Resin Art project at Kiln Creations ($35). Registration required.
  • 7:30 p.m.: The House At Pooh Corner performance at The Recreation Annex Auditorium at Noblesville’s Ivy Tech

**for ages 21+

April 24: Special Sunday (BONUS!)

April 24th: Special Sunday (bonus day!)

2021 Details

2021 Fairy House Entries

You can view this year’s houses in our Facebook Album and vote by ‘Liking’ your favorite house!

Click here to see this year’s houses!

2021 Fairy Trail Map

2021 Fairyville Map

Click here to download the electronic version of our Fairy Home Tour Map, complete with our listing of event!  This year, Noblesville Merchants are welcoming our fairy friends by painting fairy scenes on some of their businesses. Keep an eye out for these masterpieces 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 from Wednesday at noon Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and then will be along the trail (see map) from Friday at noon 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

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Welcome to Fairyville 2022 is presented by:

Awards Sponsor: Martin & Martin Insurance

Get Involved

We’re weaving together the fabric of our community. Add your thread during the 2022 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 15 and houses must be delivered to Nickel Plate Arts on Monday, April 18. Houses must be picked up after the contest on April 23, or between Noon and 5:00 p.m. on April 27 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.