The Maryland Faerie Festival has chosen to use the spelling of Faerie used by Edmund Spenser in The Faerie Queen, metaphorically describing Queen Elizabeth the First. This spelling is often used to refer to the Faerie Realm. There are many ways to spell Faerie some of these include Fairy, Faery, Fairie, Faery, Færie, and Feri. Others names for the Faeries include the Fay or Fae, the Shining Ones, The Little People and the Good Folk. No matter which name you prefer or spelling you choose, you will have a good time when you come and celebrate the Faeries with us!