Many people travel far and wide to visit Gateway Garden Center for their selection of flora and fauna. But during the weekend of Sept. 15-16, the Center was transformed into a Fairy Garden Festival, which started four years ago.
The Center was populated by numerous Fairy houses, created by local children and employees.
Doris Quinn, whose Fairy name is Oak Rainbowfrost, said that fairies come and go during this time of year for the same reason many other animals and insects do — to migrate.
Children who attended the Festival were able to go on a Scavenger Hunt, searching for specific fairy houses, and counting the number of birds helping the fairies. And of course, no Fairy Festival would be complete without face painting and a set of wings as an enchanted parting gift.