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The Glastonbury Fairy Weekend’s have always been embraced by the local community. Seeing fairies strolling along the high street wearing wings and magical fae attire is normal during the currently bi-annual event.
Founder and organiser, Karen Kay, has been running the Fairy Fayres and Balls in Avalon since 2009 and she says,
“Glastonbury is in my heart, it feels like my second spiritual home. The fairies guided me here, and it’s clear to see why. I love seeing the fairy community gather in such a spiritual and magical place. From the outside it might appear as ‘cosplay and fantasy’, but it’s so much more than that. Many of the visitors feel the fae in their DNA, and their outfits are an expression of their inner-fae. It is a totally inclusive and welcoming community of folk from all around the UK and the world, with one thing in common, they and/or believe in fairies.”
The Fairy Balls are a sight to behold, and the atmosphere is always electric. Held in the Town Hall twice a year in March and October, visitors travel from near and far to participate in the fairy fun! This years evening Ball is already sold out, but sometimes last minute tickets become available on the day. The theme is Witchy Fae, which is perfect as we approach Samhain.”
Special guest artists include Jasmine Becket-Griffith (USA), Anne Sudworth, Armorel Hamilton and more.
Karen not only organises the events in town, she also runs the 3 Wishes Fairy Festival, which we heard on the fairy grapevine, is moving to Glastonbury in 2024! She’s been running spiritual events since 1995! The fairypreneur also writes and speaks about fairies and other elementals, including mermaids and unicorns. She is a bestselling Hay House author with two oracles decks, Oracle of the Fairies and Messages from the Mermaids, plus she has a new deck being released in early December called Manifesting with the Fairies.
Visitors to the October fairy weekend will have the opportunity to have an exclusive peek inside the deck during Karen’s free workshop. Other speakers include Glastonbury local, Annwyn Avalon, Trish McKinnley (USA), Flavia Kate Peters, and Angela Sandland. See advert inside this issue for workshop titles and timings.
The beauty of this event is that it is totally free during the daytimes, and you can be sure of a wonderful array of arts and crafts folk all sharing their magical wares. So if you are Fae-curious, why not pop along and see and feel the energy for yourself. The doors open at 10.30am until 5pm on Saturday 21st October, and again on Sunday 22nd from 11am until 4.30pm. Workshops are held upstairs in the Council Chambers. There is also a vegan cafe during the daytimes.
Karen has revealed the theme for Spring 2024 will be the Froudian Faerie Weekend – Yes, the weekend will pay homage to the Froud’s and all of their magical creations. Tickets for the Froudian Faerie Ball are already selling on Allevents. To find out more about Karen Kay’s Faery Events and 3 Wishes Fairy Festival visit faeryevents.com and fairyfestival.co.uk – You’ll also find Karen’s page for her oracle readings on instagram and Facebook @karenkayfairy so why not fly over virtually and say hello!