The Fairy Queen (Chelsea Raithby) greets visitors to Adkins Arboretum’s annual Fairyfest. This year’s event is Saturday, Oct. 12

RIDGELY — Bring your wings and wands for a day of magic at Adkins Arboretum.

The arboretum’s fourth annual Fairyfest, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, will celebrate fancy, fantasy and fun in the forest. Follow a trail of fairy houses along enchanted forest paths, meet Cinderella’s fairy godmother and kick up your fairy feet in a meadow maypole dance.

Face painting, archery and swordplay for elven warriors, a dragon tram, and magical games and craft all will be part of the fun. Elves and fairies can make their own bows, search for Rumpelstiltskin’s gold, sip nectar at an acorn tea party and explore the labyrinth in Emily’s Play Garden.

The event will include live entertainment throughout the day, including performances by Shore Shakespeare, Ampersand, Chestertown Ukulele Club and the Sammati Dance Troupe.

Unicorn rides provided by Snapdragon Stables, food by BBQ and Beyond, and ice cream from Nice Farms Creamery will be available for purchase.

Admission to Fairyfest is $10 for adults and children ages 3 and up, and free for children 2 and under. Admission can be paid in advance at adkinsarbore tum.org.

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