Your Fairy House Could Win a Prize

Fairy House Contest Entries are to be delivered to Audubon on Sunday or Monday, June 9 or 10.

Contributing Writer
Audubon Community Nature Center

Have you ever made a fairy house?

This new crafting craze uses natural materials to make a miniature house fit for a fairy, the tiny mythical creature that came out of European folklore.

To add to the fun of its new Dragons, Fairies, and Elves, Oh My! event in late June, Audubon Community Nature Center is sponsoring a Fairy House Contest.

The contest is open to ages five and up, in three age categories. Winners will be awarded prizes and have their houses on display at the festival.

The contest registration form found at explains that fairy houses can be dropped off at Audubon on Sunday and Monday, June 9 and 10. It also describes the basis for judging and the limitations on size and materials.

For help getting started, you will find many pictures of fairy houses online as well as instructions for how to make one.

Dragons, fairies, and elves are just a few of the magical creatures that live in Audubon’s natural wonderland. At the event on Saturday, June 22, you can visit with some of them, dress up in costume, search for dragon eggs, and enjoy a festive afternoon.

Activities will include kids’ archery, a dragon egg hunt, a costume booth, face painting and more. Food and drinks with a wonderland theme will be available.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or visit