2016 Fairy Festival Winners

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Erin Grajek | 0 Comments

Our second annual Fairy Festival was a hit on Saturday, April 30! So many fairies and gnomes of all ages descended upon the Gardens for fun activities and to view the entries from our Fairy and Gnome House Contest that were displayed in the Gardens for the weekend.

Festival events included a visit from our feathered friends from Messinger Woods, lavender planting, fairy wand and plant stake making, face-painting, workshops and of course viewing entries on display from the Fairy and Gnome House Contest.

There were so many creative houses that were entered into the contest from participants, groups and families of all ages. Everyone was so impressed by the thought and detail that entrants put into the event. After placing the houses in the Garden, the next morning staff members were surprised to find tiny trophies of vials filled with green fairy dust that the fairies had left in the entries of our winners! Winners received various prizes from the Gardens including memberships of varying levels, programs and certificates.

Here are the lists of winners in the various categories:

Most Unique:

Adult Entries- Fairy and Gnome Village by Colleen Martino

Child Entries- Fairy Falls by Theresa Martino

Family Entries- Vrindavan by Sonia and Parsia Tandon

Group Entries- Narwhal Paradise by Tori, Jenna, Aaron, Aidan, Camryn and Amanda- Allendale Elementary


Most Whimsical:

Adult Entries- Gnome Home by Amy Williams

Child Entries- The Magical Fairy Garden by Elizabeth O’Dee

Family Entries- Tree House Gnome Sweet Gnome by Phil and Philip Martino

Group Entries- Fairies Secret Hideaway by Girl Scout Troop #31037


Best Use of Natural Materials:

Adult Entries- DIY BFLO by Melissa Swiatek-Odien

Child Entries- Alleghany State Park Funhouse by August Miklasz

Family Entries- The Magic Woods by Emma and Bonnie Whitney

Group Entries- Fairy Power by Cadette Girl Scout Troop #31941


Best Use of Color:

Adult Entries- Gail’s Magical Kingdom/Barb’s Diva Fairy Garden by Gail Martinke and Barb Kaleta

Child Entries- Japanese Wonderland by Sofia Callocchia

Family Entries- Emerald City by The Thurn Family

Group Entries- Log Cabin Meadows by Ava, Addisyn, Chloe, Luke, Kennedy, Jessica and Ben- Allendale Elementary


President’s Choice Winner:

Fairy and Gnome Village by Colleen Martino

 
People's Choice Winners:

Adult Entries- Gnome Home by Amy Williams

Child Entries- Japanese Wonderland by Beatrice Callocchia

Family Entries- Emerald City by The Thurn Family

Group Entries- Fairies Secret Hideaway by Girl Scout Troop #31037


Be sure to join us for the Contest and Festival again next spring.
Save the date: Saturday, May 6!


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