Rarely are there gatherings where so much positive energy is centralized in one place. Faerieworlds, the weekend festival located in Eugene, Or. on Mount Pisgah, was such an event. People gathered to embrace the Gods of old, the spirits of nature, and the changing of the season.
Parents and children dressed in regalia mimicking either the spirits of the earth or the medieval/renaissance era. Consumes ranged from simple wings strapped to one’s back to elaborate raiment with face paints.
Accompanying the visual splendor was the incredible celtic music and wonderful vendors whose items included books, clothes, armor, food, and much, much, more. I could write multiple blogs on all the bands and vendors alone, but in keeping with brevity, I shall make a special mention of one shop:
The Fairy Woodland: Of all the exhibits, this one drew me to its pavilion on so many occasions, I could not help but be a patron of their wonderful work. Each fairy house is individually hand crafted, making each creation special and unique. The fairy house also comes with its own deed and story, adding a personalized touch to your purchase. The stories are written by Bridget Wolfe and the gentleman behind the construction is John Curtis. They are truly gifted individuals, and were very courteous when it came to answering questions and showing their work.
FaerieWorlds was a wonderful exhibition of love, joy, and imagination. We can hope that such tolerance can spread beyond the veil of the weekend gathering. We can hope those that participated will continue to emanate that joy once they return to their busy lives. And we can hope future summers will continue to bring FaerieWorlds to Oregon.
*** Contact information for The Fairy Woodland can be found on the link section of my blog