The Star-Herald

All ages test their wings at Presque Isle library’s Fairy Festival

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library hosted well over 150 “fairies” of all ages at Mantle Lake Park on Saturday, Sept. 19, as their annual Fairy Festival unfolded.

Each visitor got to choose and decorate their own set of wings. Fairy wands, hats and “pixie dust” (sand art) were also available.

PRESQUE ISLE,  Maine — September 19, 2020 — Merriweather Hohman proves you can maintain safety while showing off your “fairy” style at the Turner Memorial Library’s Fairy Festival, held Sept. 19 at Mantle Lake Park in Presque Isle.  (Courtesy of Vicki Bickford)

 

 

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — September 19, 2020 — Young Calla focuses as she puts a feather in her new hat during the Turner Memorial Library’s Fairy Festival in Presque Isle, Sept. 19. (Courtesy of Vidki Bickford)

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — September 19, 2020 — Elliot Day shows off his wings and hat at the Sept. 19 Fairy Festival in Presque Isle, sponsored by the Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library. (Courtesy of Vicki Bickford)

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — September 19, 2020 — Lillian Tilmont, left, picks decorations for her fairy wings while Tammy Cyr helps her with a ribbon. The two were among more than 150 who joined the fun at the Mark & Emily Turner Memorial LIbrary’s Fairy Festival on Presque Isle on Sept. 19. (Courtesy of Vicki Bickford)

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — September 19, 2020 — All ages got into the fun at the Presque Isle Public Library’s Fairy Festival on Sept. 19, including Erin and her son Ezekiel Scully. (Courtesy of Vicki Bickford)

 

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — September 19, 2020 — Wandering minstrel Timothy Scheidler entertained the crowd for the entire two hours of the Turner Library’s Fairy Festival in Presque Isle on Sept. 19. (Courtesy of Vicki Bickford)

Danielle Clark from the Wintergreen Arts Center provided temporary tattoos for anyone who wanted one. Participants also had the chance to build fairy houses out of twigs and leaves. 

Live entertainment was provided by Timothy Scheidler and his violin, and attending folk of all ages reported the event was great fun.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — September 19, 2020 — It was all love and smiles for the Bouchard sisters, from left Samara, Annysen and Bria during the Sept. 19 Fairy Festival in Presque Isle, sponsored by the Turner Memorial Library. (Courtesy of Vicki Bickford)

Get the Rest of the Story

Thank you for reading your 4 free articles this month. To continue reading, and support local, rural journalism, please subscribe.