Winners of the Faeries, Sprites & Lights contest announced...

Posted by: Stephanie Fisher on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Congratulations to the winners! Watch the video to see who won the Faeries, Sprites & Lights contest. Thank you to everyone who submitted a faerie story! We really enjoyed them all. The faeries picked four stories, totally at random, and left a scroll with their names on it for us to find in Oakhurst Gardens.

Faerie Fires

Posted by: Aly Lueck on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

My experiences with faeries have varied from those in the forest, to those in the water (particularly the White River), to those in my bonfires that aren't hardly even visible until you take a picture and discover faces in the fire (which is considerably higher in the photo than it actually was when it was taken).  I sometimes hear their music playing not-so-far away and even receive occasional harassment to leave them treats outside.

Bubbles in the Air at Faeries, Sprites & Lights

Posted by: Vicki Gibson on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

This was my first year taking my grandaughter to Faeries, Spries, & Lights.  She had a blast. It was so hard for me to pick a picture to submit because I took so many good ones of her. 

Returning to Faeries, Sprites & Lights with friends

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

Last year I took my 2 year old to Faeries, Sprites, and Lights for the first time. She loved it so much the first night we had to come back the second night!  She loved running down the arch way where her favorite fairy, Chloe was coloring with sidewalk chalk. She also thought the band was fun and dancing in the fairy circle with the other little girls.

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.