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PRESS RELEASE – 2017
‘Fairy Festival to Celebrate Eleven Years!’
In 2017 The 3 Wishes celebrates eleven years as the UK’s premiere fairy festival with live music and outdoor camping! There will even be a world record attempt for the largest gathering of fairies in one place! To qualify each fairy must wear wings & tutu, and carry a wand.
Festival founder and Fairyologist, Karen Kay says, “To be in our eleventh year feels like an amazing achievement. The time has literally flown by! Excuse the pun! Each year the atmosphere seems to be more and more magical, like a real-life fairy-tale Seeing the smiles and joy on peoples faces makes all the hard work worth it. We have created a safe and happy space where families can come together, celebrate faeries and have fun at this very special time of year, as we approach the summer solstice.”
Karen continues, “People often ask me ‘why faeries?’, I tell them because I have loved faeries since I was a young child, and they have always been a part of my life. I love nature and am passionate about the environment, so it makes perfect sense to me to create events that have faeries as the focus, as they are the ultimate guardians of nature, also know as natures angels!”
“To celebrate eleven years we will be attempting another world record for the largest gathering of fairies! Anyone can join in for FREE* (*You just pledge to plant a flower or a tree!). The official world record attempt will take place in fornt of Mount Edgcumbe House and we will meet at 1.30pm for a 2pm count! People just need to wear wings and a tutu and be holding a wand, and that includes the guys too! We will be inviting the local schools and making it a real community gathering”
“3 Wishes has always been a meat and fish-free festival, fully vegetarian and vegan, which is beoming more popular these days as more people become health-conscious. Our food vendors prove that eating veggie can be tasty”.
“Almost everyone was told fairy stories as a child, and it’s something that is very deep within us all, so that’s why I think our fairy festival has become so popular – because everyone can relate, even if it’s through a distant childhood memory.”
Midsummer is a time of year that is often associated with faeries, and Shakespeare tapped into this with his play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
This year we have so many wonderful things for visitors to see and do, and everything is included in the ticket price (except for food and drink, and purchases made from the craft stalls).
Once inside the site, you’ll feel as if you have been transported into a ‘real life’ fairyland full of all kinds of magical creatures, with wings, wands, and sparkle!
The music stage runs from midday until midnight each day, and every night you’ll see a fire Faery show in the Faery Kingdom Arena. There is also a magical faerie bar!
“The UK is known worldwide for it’s folklore and fairytales, so it makes sense that people would wish to travel to the UK, and more importantly the south west of England, to visit a faery themed family event. Once you cross over the Tamar Bridge, it’s like stepping into a magical bubble, I suppose that’s what some folks call ‘fairyland’. It really is a tangible feeling, and you can feel that the faeries really do live here on this ancient Celtic land.”
As well as activities and fun for the little ones, there’s a whole heap of fun for big faeries too. With live music performances, and there is bound to be a musical delight for every musical taste!
Tickets are £99 for the full 3 days and nights and include access to camping areas (please note tents are not provided – unless you decide to book a luxury camping experience). Children under 7 are free, and 7 to 17 are £12 per day.
The festival takes place from 16th to 18th June 2017, with options for an ‘early entry’ ticket for the Thursday evening For more information visit www.fairyfestival.co.uk or call the ticket hotline on 01736 330201
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