2012 Fairie Festival Featured Guests
Once again, the festival will celebrate the beginning of spring and all of the nature spirits return to the warm world with 70 arts and crafts vendors (mostly featuring handmade art inspired by the little people), performances by musicians and dancers, magicians, participatory maypole dancing accompanied by bagpipes and other music, fairie craft activities such as fairie wand and garland making (involves a small fee), food vendors, fairie and other nature spirit environments to explore, a Nature Place offering a place for environmental, health, animal interest and other groups to share their vision, , fairie tea parties, guest appearances by the Green Man, Sweet Pea, Posie and others.
Twig Oaklyn Flewinia Thistlebottom was first sighted at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in 2003. In an exclusive interview using today's leading fae linguists, we are able to give you a rare glimpse at the journey she has made from that first apparition. When children see Twig, they are often struck with a sense of awe, wonder, and perhaps a bit of shyness.We were surprised to find that this is exactly how Twig feels when meeting us.The human imagination is a marvel to her. To see what dreams they bring to life, is her most rewarding pursuit.
Carolyn Turgeon is an author whose most recent works include Mermaids, and more recently , The Next Full Moon. Carolyn is a world traveler and adventurer, capturing the flavor and essence of distant places. Carolyn is the Editor in Chief of Mermaids, a Gwynn Oak Studios (Faerie Magazine) production, that will be available at Spoutwood.
Award-winning work has graced the covers and interior pages of many publications include two New York Times bestselling picture books penned by Neil Gaiman, “Blueberry
Girl” and “Instructions” and has most recently collaborated with Charles DeLint on 'The Cats of Tanglewood Forest"