BELMONT, N.C. – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will host its fifth annual Fairy Fest on Oct. 19 and 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day during which guests will enjoy an afternoon of crafts, natural fairy house building and more. Children dressed as fairies and gnomes receive free admission!

During the event, guests will have an opportunity to explore nature and their creativity by creating special outdoor habitats for fairies in Lost Hollow. Activities will include a variety of crafts for children including fairy wands,  necklaces and crowns, face painting, fairy story time at select times, and more. Families will spot real fairies wandering throughout the Garden! Horse-drawn carriage rides are available for $6 per adult and $4 per child (cash only, weather permitting). Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase in addition to fairy trinkets.

During Fairy Fest, the Garden is also hosting a Fairy Tea Party Oct. 19 and 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. each day. The Tea Party is $49 per child and general admission applies to adults accompanying children (members save 15%). Participants will enjoy an afternoon of magical fun and join Sproutycakes Bakery for fairy crafts, activities, and refreshments. Pre-registration is required and a guardian must be present.

Fairy Fest activities are free with general Garden admission. Children dressed as fairies and gnomes receive free admission. Admission for Garden members is free, $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors 60+, and $7.95 for children 2-12.