Mecklenburg County set to have a ‘fairy’ good time

February 2, 2014 by  

Residents in Huntersville, and nearby Charlotte, have the opportunity to experience nature at its finest. The 6th Annual Fairy House Festival will feature crafts, fort building, geocaching, pony rides and more fun for the whole family.

Those who attend the free festival can also take part in constructing a fairy house, which is an outdoor natural habitat made for fairies, insects and tiny animals. In addition, award-winning author Tracy Kane will be reading books and a fairy Godmother will be telling stories. While supplies last, children who wear a fairy or gnome costume will be given a prize. A costume parade will take place at 2:00 pm.

This event will be held at the Latta Plantation and Nature Preserve located on 225 Sample Road in Huntersville. The preserve is the largest in Mecklenburg County and protects over 1,000 acres of natural space, including endangered plants. It is also home to birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Along with the nature center, there is a picnic area, the Carolina Raptor Center, 16 miles of trails, an equestrian center and the Historic Latta Plantation.

It’s likely the nature center utilized brochure printers to make a handout with maps of the trails and information about the preserve. A colorful banner would also be helpful to attract residents to the Fairy House Festival.

The festival is on February 8 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call (704) 875-1391 for more information.