Fairy Houses Tour at the 2013 Corn Hill Arts Festival

April 15, 2013, Rochester – The Corn Hill Neighbors Association is excited to announce that the Fairy Houses Tour will be coming to The 2013 Corn Hill Arts Festival July 13-14.

The Fairy Houses Tour is an exhibit of whimsical habitats crafted from natural materials for the fairies. Inspired by the popular Fairy Houses Series® of books by Tracy Kane, building fairy houses encourages kids of all ages to be creative and interact with nature.

The Tour—sponsored by KidsOutandAbout.com, WROC TV8, Fox Rochester, The National Museum of Play at The Strong, and Genesee Valley Parent—will mark the first Fairy Houses Tour in Rochester.


Anyone and everyone is welcome to build fairy houses to showcase at the event. Entries will be split into three categories: children 0-10 and their family, public aged 10+, and groups. Registration is free and can be completed HERE.

Prizes will be awarded in each category based on three criteria: Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Whimsical, and Most Unique. The public will choose one overall winner as the People’s Choice selection. The ten chosen Fairy Houses will be displayed at The National Museum of Play at The Strong starting July 15th.

Corn Hill Arts Festival visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy this unique and imaginative activity by building their own fairy house at the Festival in a grassy area beside the Fairy Houses Tour.

Rochester native Tracy Kane, author and illustrator of the Fairy Houses Series®, will appear at the Corn Hill Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday. At the festival Tracy will read from her stories, chat with visitors, and autograph books.

Tracy will also make a pre-festival appearance at the National Museum of Play at The Strong on June 8th. At this event, she will teach children how to build Fairy Houses and give readings from her books. The event is included with general museum admission fees. For more information, please visit http://www.museumofplay.org/see-do/events.

To learn more about the 45th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival and register to enter a Fairy House please visit- https://cornhillartsfestival.com/.

To learn more about Tracy Kane and the Fairy Houses Series of Books, please visit www.fairyhouses.com

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