By Ed Harris
The Orchard Valley Garden Club will once again host a fairy village on the ground of the Barnes Museum during the Apple Harvest Festival.
This is the second year the garden club has sponsored the village and visitors will be given fairy bracelets to warn the fairies of their entrance and the opportunity to make fairy wands, wizard hats and fairy houses, among other items. Various fairy themed items will also be for sale and a fairy house and two baskets will be raffled off.
The activities, geared for a younger audience, will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fairy houses, designed by members of the garden club, will be available for viewing all weekend.
“This year we intend to set up a station in the barn where materials will be available if children would like to make their own fairy houses,” said Marge Muzycka, president of the Orchard Valley Garden Club. “If they like they can gather up the materials they are interested in and take them home with them as making a fairy house can be somewhat time consuming depending on how involved or complicated the design is.”
All money raised through the raffles or from the sale of the fairy related items will be donated to the Barnes Museum.