TOUCH OF MAGIC: Gympie's first Faerie Festival will be held at the Lake Alford duck ponds this Saturday, May 5.
TOUCH OF MAGIC: Gympie's first Faerie Festival will be held at the Lake Alford duck ponds this Saturday, May 5. freemixer

Faerie festival brings fun and magic to Gympie duck ponds

ARCHWAYS bedecked with flora welcome you this Saturday to what is usually the Lake Alford duck ponds.

The grass is thick and green, the sky overhead is clear, it's unfamiliar yet not.

The air is impenetrable with unbridled whimsy; it's the first Gympie Faerie Festival 2018.

At a glance, the eccentricity of the setting can truly be uncovered - costume-clad faeries and cryptids prance between the stalls and the extravagantly large flowers that contrast them, lights gleam in the dense foliage like stars in the night sky, mischievous smiles dot the scene.

There is a conscious blend of art and reality coming to play here.

Stepping onto the grounds sends you into a new dimension - a realm unseen by human eyes, untouched by the qualms of a contemporary world.

Walking past the stalls, the crystal shops and the traditional medicine tent, you'll hear warm melodies of live performances and the dream-time storytellers' words weaving together while children chase artistic pursuits through flute and circus performing workshops.

It is immediately clear this is a land unconstrained by the monotonous passage of time.

The more the sun retreats, the more excitement advances, buzzing and crackling like electricity.

Food vendors keep energy high, entertainment by the fire twirler has the audience on their seats, the splendour of the night is infectious.

The festival runs this Saturday from 11.30am-7pm.

Adults $5, children $3. BYO chairs or picnic basket.

For more information go to www.faeriefestival.com.au.

Gympie Times


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