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A faerie stops to smell the flowers in Oakhurst Gardens

Posted by: Kendra Sipes on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Khloe loves smelling the flowers.  Her favorite part of Faeries, Sprites & Lights was the singing and dancing with the music.  

An invitation from the Queen, and introduction to Faerie Characters at Faeries, Sprites & Lights!

Posted by: Minnetrista on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

We've just received a formal invitation from Queen Lilianna and her fae subjects! It's getting very magical around Minnetrista these days...

Grandmother and Granddaughter

Posted by: Kathy Perry on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

The Faeries, Sprites and Lights have been a summer fun event for my granddaughter & I for 7 years.  She is always excited to see the Fairy Houses and the play!! Keep up the great effort for future fairies and sprites, what fun!

A Magical Journey to Faerieland!

Posted by: Diane Cleland on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

During my years at Ball State, I spent a lot of time at Minnetrista. I fell in love with the place! All the rich history, secret passageways, and beautiful landscape seemed almost magical to me, even as an adult. I remember hearing about the Faerie, Sprites, and Lights Festival, and thinking Minnetrista was the perfect place for such a magical event. I thought, if I ever had a daughter, I would love to take her to the festival. I imagined little girls bubbling over with excitement as they fluttered down the candlelit paths, donning wings on their backs, a song in their hearts, and a twinkle in their eyes. A part of ...

Shop early for your Faeries and Sprites!

Posted by: Stephanie Fisher, IT Coordinator on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Have you been reading the Faerie Stories on our blog? We're all excited about Faeries, Sprites & Lights coming up on July 8 & 9. If you're looking for fun things to do in Muncie, this is one of the most popular events at Minnetrista, and the most magical.

One of my favorite things about Faeries, Sprites & Lights is the faerie home exhibit by Twila Beahm, in the G.A. Ball home. The artist creates miniature faerie homes, made from things you find in the forest and woodland, and decorated with lights and natural objects. They are really beautiful! There's a lot to do at the event, but make sure you stop in to see the faerie home exhibit. 

First Entry to the Faeries, Sprites & Lights contest! A fairy garden story

Posted by: Amanda Troxell on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

This is a photo of my oldest son making our fairy garden this summer. He wasn't sure if fairies were real, but excitedly checks the garden every day for signs of tiny visitors. Our family is looking forward to our first time experiencing Faeries, Sprites & Lights at Minnetrista. 

Our first time at Faeries, Sprites & Lights...

Posted by: Krista White on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

My daughters, Reagan and Shelby, went for the first time last year. They had an incredible time. They loved finding the fairy houses and evidence that the faeries had been there. We watched the live play, took pictures on toad stools and just had a fun time. My husband and I so enjoyed the happiness it brought our girls. We have already been planning for this year's event. Enter to win a free family pass to Faeries, Sprites & Lights!

Woodland Faeries...

Posted by: Sarah Jane Hannan on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Last year was our family's first time at Faeries, Sprites & Lights!  We had such a good time!  Faeries, Sprites & Lights is now an annual event in our family.  Prancing down the garden trails, dancing to the live folk music, playing in bubbles, watching Rumpelstiltskin, making honey comb crafts, and being surrounded by so many little faeries really makes you feel like you are living with the faeries!  I took this picture in the Oakhurst Gardens.  I am not a professional photographer, just a Mommy with good timing! 

A Faerie in Queen Liliana's Court...

Posted by: Karen Karki on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

We always look forward to Faeries, Sprites & Lights! There is something magical about spending the evening exploring the gardens and looking for faeries! I took this photo of my daughter at the event last year. She was sure she'd see some faeries if she looked hard enough.  :)

A Magical Memory

Posted by: Leilani Pearce on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

I hand-made their faerie skirts and tiaras, dusted them with glitter and added small little bells to their skirts to help them sparkle and twinkle. 

They entered through the small faerie door and into the magical Oakhurst Gardens. They held out their little maps and started in on their adventure. As a faerie mommy, I was tickled. My girls were 4 years old and 2 years old and I could see them become more and more excited the further in we went.