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Maryland Faerie Festival Announces the
11th Annual Celebration of the
Maryland Faerie Festival

Celebrate Neverland with the Faeries at a Faerie Music and Arts Festival!
Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first? ~J.M.

Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first? ~J.M.

June 9, 2015DARLINGTON, Md.The Maryland Faerie Festival is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Maryland Faerie Festival on June 13th & 14th, 2015 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The celebration is in Darlington at beautiful Camp Ramblewood, at 2564 Silver Rd. 21034.

Each year thousands of people come together, to celebrate the faeries and enjoy pageantry, magic, music, and mischief. The Festival provides an atmosphere and entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature, and, of course, by the Faeries themselves.

“This year we are celebrating Neverland! You can meet Peter Pan and take the Lost Boys and Girls Pledge to become an Official Member of the Gang,” said Holly Budd, Board Representative, “Keep your eyes open for pirates, and mermaids too. How did they all end up in Darlington? Where’s Tink?”

Seelie King and Queen of the Maryland Faerie Festival at Loch Leff

Seelie King and Queen of the Maryland Faerie Festival at Loch Leff

There is a great line up of live entertainment including Frenchy and the Punk, Telesma, CuDubh, Wendy Rule, and Ginger Doss.

Family-friendly activities include Goblin Tea Parties, Storytellers, Pirate Camp, Petting Zoo, Mermaids, Food, Fine Arts & Handcraft, Games, Kid’s Crafts, and even a Unicorn!

For those who don’t want to miss a moment of the magic, the Faerie Ring Camping Experience allows for a complete escape into the magical and fantastical world of the Fae. The Goblins and the night-time Fae continue the fun even after the sun goes down, with fire performers and drumming on Friday Night and the SummerFest Faerie Ball on Saturday night!

Jesse Due Storytelling Rabbit at the Maryland Faerie Festival

Jesse Due Storytelling Rabbit at the Maryland Faerie Festival

The Maryland Faerie Festival offers multiple options and package deals for attendance, including Day Tickets, Weekend Passes, tickets to only the evening activities, and The Faerie Ring Camping Experience All-Access Weekend Pass. Discounts are also given to day visitors who come in costume.

Maryland Faeries promote the stewardship of nature, outdoor education, and sponsor faerie artists, merchants and entertainment. As a 501c-3 nonprofit organization, the Maryland Faerie Festival provides educational and outreach opportunities for groups whose mission also encourages love, cooperation, peace, harmony and respect for all beings.

Visit www.marylandfaeriefestival.org for more information.

Fairy Ring Theater telling stories in front of Maryland Faerie Festival Cabins

Fairy Ring Theater telling stories in front of Maryland Faerie Festival Cabins

Frenchie and the Punk at the Maryland Faerie Festival

Frenchie and the Punk at the Maryland Faerie Festival

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Press Release For Immediate Release
April 11, 2014 – DARLINGTON, Md.
 
Maryland Faerie Festival Announces the 10th Anniversary of the Maryland Faerie Festival
 
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Maryland Faerie Festival fun for all!

Maryland Faerie Festival fun for all!

PRLog – April 11, 2014 – DARLINGTON, Md. — The Maryland Faerie Festival is pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary of the Maryland Faerie Festival on May 10th & 11th, 2014 from 10:00 am-6:00 pm. This marks the 3rd year that the Maryland Faerie Festival has held its celebration at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington at 2564 Silver Rd  Each year thousands of people come together, to celebrate the faeries and enjoy pageantry, magic, music, and mischief. The Festival provides an atmosphere and entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature, and, of course, by the Faeries themselves.

“This year we are celebrating Tree Spirits! I think we will see lots of Dryads, little white forest spirits, deer and other forest animals, Elves, Ents  Entwives, and Faeries dressed in leaves,” said  Holly Budd, Board Representative, “Keep your eyes open for a wooden Sprite with wings

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You never know who you will meet at the Maryland Faerie Festival

covered in large pointy multi- colored fall leaves, navy blue face, with light blue around the eyes, and a bright sparkly green eye shadow; clothes of browns and greens, leaves and twigs.”

“Getting out into the trees, climbing and exploring – nothing is like it. Escape from school and regular day to day stuff and get your Faerie on!”  said Stephen Steamer Ravenwolves, a young man who has been coming since the festival started.

Family-friendly activities including storytellers, puppet shows, music, magic, Faerie Tea Parties, crafts, the Glamour Glen, food, fine arts, and games.  There will be a lot of new vendors and reenactment type activities this year.

The Goblins and the night-time Fae continue the fun even after the sun goes down, with bonfires and fire performers, drumming in Friday Night and the SummerFest Faerie Ball on Saturday night! For those who don’t want to miss a moment of the magic, the Faerie Ring Camping Experience allows for a complete escape into the magical and fantastical world of the Fae.

12308843-maryland-faerie-festivalMaryland Faeries promote the stewardship of nature, outdoor education, and sponsor faerie artists, merchants and entertainment.  As a 501c-3 nonprofit organization, the Maryland Faerie Festival provides educational and outreach opportunities for groups whose mission also encourages love, cooperation, peace, harmony and respect for all beings.

The Maryland Faerie Festival offers multiple options and package deals for attendance, including Day Tickets, Weekend Passes, tickets to only the evening activities, and The Faerie Ring Camping Experience All-Access Weekend Pass.  Discounts are also given to day visitors who come in costume.  Visit www.marylandfaeriefestival.org and click on “Buy Tickets” for more information.

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Press Release For Immediate Release
April. 25, 2012
 
Maryland Faerie Festival Announces the Newest and Most Unique Faerie Experience Available on the East Coast
 
After seven joyful years in Upper Marlboro, the Goblins have come and stolen the Maryland Faerie Festival, whisking it away to the beautiful Camp Ramblewood in Darlington, MD for the weekend of May 11-13, 2012.  The new home of the Maryland Faerie Festival features lush wooded and shaded areas, welcoming open spaces, and vastly expanded indoor facilities.  Thanks to large, covered dance floors and stages, the Goblin-y antics and Faerie Revels can continue day and night, whatever the weather!  Best of all, due to a negotiation stalemate between the Seelie Court, Unseelie Court, and Goblin Gangs, the Maryland Faerie Festival is now proud to announce that it has expanded to three full days of merriment and spectacle!
 
The Maryland Faerie Festival experience begins with three days of family-friendly activities including storytellers, puppet shows, music, magic, Faerie Tea Parties, crafts, the Glamour Glen, food, fine arts, and games.  The Goblins and the night-time fae continue the fun even after the sun goes down, with bonfires and fire performers, drumming and the glorious return of SummerFest! For those who don’t want to miss a moment of the magic, the Faerie Ring Camping Experience allows for a complete escape into the magical and fantastical world of the fae.
 
 “The 2012 Maryland Faerie Festival will be the newest and most unique Faerie experience available on the east coast,” said Kalabran, producer of the event.  “Come join us in the magical faerie ring!”
 
“Fairyz think they so prettie, and throw best partees,” said Wobble Pluunk, a representative of the local Goblin Gangs, “but Goblinz show fairyz how to really boogie down.  When we all done, humanz not want to go home ever!”
 
Fire and Drum Experience
 
On the night of Friday, May 11, behold as spirits of primal flame manifest. The evening’s festivities will begin with the kindling of the Faerie Flame, and the beat will rise with the rhythmic drums of Ken Crampton  of Everybody Drum, Michael “Rainbow Ribbit” Gryffyn, and Theresa “tree Frog” Chiavaro.
 
Faeries of flame will flare and flicker far into the night with presentations by ICARUS Fire, featuring poi spinning and demonstrations of fire staff, whips, swords, hoops, and perhaps other things too wondrous to imagine.
 
We invite all to join the drummers, dancers, chanters, ritualists, mask-makers, visual artists, poets and dream-weavers to at the ICARUS fire for this intentional co-creative fire circle. Delve into a remarkable experience of Universal Fire Circle Alchemy. The ICARUS Fire is a safe and sacred place to dance, sing, and drum, a place to let your spirit take wing and fly.  If you are a fan of tribal dancing and drumming, purchase your tickets at www.marylandfaeriefestival.org
 
While evening activities may not be appropriate for small children due to the lateness of the hour, all Maryland Faerie Festival events are family-friendly and substance-free.
 
SummerFest
 
Join us on the night of Saturday, May 12 as the mists of Faerie part for the re-emergence of SummerFest.  Long renowned as a party so exciting that even the storm spirits came to dance, this year our goblin-made covered stages will ensure that nothing will stop the revels.  The celebration begins at 8:00pm, when the music of ilyAMY pulls you out of your seat and sets you on your feet.  Our guests will also be treated to fire spinners and an exclusive dance. The evening will culminate with Maryland Faerie Festival’s beloved tribal and electro-ecstatic band, Telesma.  Dress in your faerie finest and gather under the cover of darkness to celebrate SummerFest! Purchase tickets at www.marylandfaeriefestival.org.
 
An important note, On Friday April 20th 2012, Telesma band member and friend Ian Hesford suffered a sudden heart attack while onstage.  He is in very bad shape but he’s recovering each day. Without insurance, Ian will need all the help that can be gathered.  Telesma is setting up a special trust to handle donations for Ian’s benefit.  More information can be found, and donations can be made at http://telesmaband.com/category/news/.  100% of the funds collected here will be deposited into the special trust. These contributions are not tax deductible, but will be spent for Ian.  Updates can be found on Telesma’s Facebook .
 
Telesma will be performing select events in the coming months to help raise money for Ian, and to help us all heal. “We know it will be difficult emotionally to perform without Ian but we know that’s what he would want.”  The Maryland Faerie Festival is honored to remain on the schedule, at this time. We send our love and prayers for Ian, his family, and his friends as he fights to survive.
 
While evening activities may not be appropriate for small children due to the lateness of the hour, all Maryland Faerie Festival events are family-friendly and substance-free. 
 
Faerie Ring Camping Experience
 
If you can’t bear the thought of returning to the mundane world one second too soon, then the Faerie Ring Camping Experience is for you.  An all-inclusive price gives you access to meals served by a first-class kitchen staff, remodeled cabins with hot running water and showers, and internet access.  Lodgings are in Camp Ramblewood’s rustic dormitory-style cabins.  Limited tent camping is available for those who would prefer not to use the cabins.
 
Please note that all Maryland Faerie Festival activities and lodging areas will be maintained as safe, family-friendly and substance-free areas.  
 
The Maryland Faerie Festival provides an experience inspired by Faerie tales, stories and folklore.  The Festival promotes the stewardship of nature and sponsors faerie artists, merchants and entertainment.  A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Maryland Faerie Festival provides educational and outreach opportunities for groups whose mission also encourages love, cooperation, peace, harmony and respect for all beings.
 
The Maryland Faerie Festival offers multiple options and package deals for attendance, including Day Tickets, Three-Day Passes, tickets to only the evening activities, and The Faerie Ring Camping Experience All-Access Weekend Pass.  Discounts are also given to day visitors who come in costume.  Visit www.marylandfaeriefestival.org and click on “Buy Tickets” for more information.
 
The Maryland Faerie Festival
Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13, 2012
Camp Ramblewood
2564 Silver Road
Darlington, MD 21034
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Press Release For Immediate Release
October 14, 2011
 
 
Maryland Faerie Festival Announces New Date and Location

After 7 joyous years at the Patuxent River 4-H Center in Upper Marlboro, the Goblins are whisking the Maryland Faerie Festival to a new place and date.  The Maryland Faerie Festival will be at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington Maryland, on May 11 – 13, 2012.
 
This location includes expansive shaded and wooded areas, greater open space, covered stages and seating, for full days of faerie magic. The Goblin antics and faerie festivities will continue in the evenings, no matter what the weather, because of the large indoor dance floor and stage.
 
The move allows the event to expand to 3 days, to offer an escape from the everyday with the Faerie Ring Camping Experience, meal plan, and the return of Summerfest as a gala Faerie Ball on Saturday evening. Friday and Sunday evening activities include fire and drumming spectacles.
 
The Maryland Faerie Festival will offer package deals for attending, as well as a discount for day visitors for coming in costume.   Visit www.marylandfaeriefestival.org to find out more or to volunteer.
 
“The 2012 Maryland Faerie Festival will be the newest and most unique Faerie experience available on the east coast!” said Kal, the event’s producer.  “Come join us in the magical ring of mushrooms in 2012.”
 
The Maryland Faerie Festival provides an atmosphere and entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature, and, of course, by the Faeries themselves. Maryland Faeries promote the stewardship of nature, outdoor education, and sponsor faerie artists, merchants and entertainment.  As a 501c-3 nonprofit organization, the Maryland Faerie Festival provides educational and outreach opportunities for groups whose mission also encourages love, cooperation, peace, harmony and respect for all beings.
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