Home Of The Ohio Fairy Gardening Festival Corporate Sponsor is Andover Bank brought to you by The Jefferson Area Chamber Of Commerce
The 2021 Ohio Fairy Gardening Festival Saturday June 19th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 104 East Jefferson St, Jefferson, Ohio Free Admission and Parking
Be sure to watch the Cleveland Channel 8 Show "New Day Cleveland" on Friday June 11th at 10:00 AM for the Ohio Fairy Gardening Festival segment!
Our 2021 Fairy Godmother is Jill Berry of New Lyme ,Ohio. Jill is a nursing school graduate, licensed medical assistant and Phlebotomist. A mother of 4 and also has 4 grandchildren. She the fiancé of Ron Stroke Jr. Her passion is gardening from flower beds to vegetable gardening. She loves starting seeds with her children. She especially loves Fairy Gardening, repurposing things for gardening and making things from polymer clay.
Congratulations to our 2021 Fairy Godmother! She will be strolling the grounds all day dressed in her Fairy Godmother's Fairy best getting her picture taken with the children in attendance. Our Fairy Godmother contest has been sponsored by the American Rubber Mulch Co. 440-969-4265.
Our 2021 Miss Fairy Princess is Khylie Stroke from New Lyme, Ohio. She is the daughter of Jill Berry and Ron Stroke Jr. She attends Pymatuning Valley school. She is also Miss Petite Ohio Military Star! She loves playing outside and helping her mom in the flower beds and veggie garden. She likes to attend the Ashtabula County Plant Exchange (A Facebook group) get together each year with her mom to get plants for her own garden and Fairy garden. Her mom helps her get those ready every every spring. She lets her plant it all by myself too. She hope to get more Fairies for my garden this year.
Congratulations Miss Khylie on being our 2021 Miss Ohio Fairy Princess! She will be strolling the grounds with the Fairy Godmother all day to get her picture taken with all the children in attendance.
We are excited to announce that we will be having the Sandbar Art Studio setting up a display of Fairy and Fantasy Art called "The Land Of Dreams" representing a 100 different countries flags of artists from around the world. There will be artists donating some of their works for a fundraiser for our local Ashtabula Arts Center. One artist, Kevork Festkjian, AKA Koko, will give away to one lucky winner a portrait done by him. His portrait work sell at $1200.00 a sitting. To learn more about this artist "Koko" and see some of his work visit his website. The marketing videos you see all over have been created courtesy of The Sandbar Art Studiofor us. Thank you to The Sandbar Art Studio!
A few of the "The Land Of Dreams" fantasy art entries you will see at the festival grounds at the The Sandbar Art Studio display. DON'T miss this! They first two are by Melbourne, Australian artist who can be found at her Instagram account at @visionaryartbymessiah and the third is by an Ohio artist who can be found at her Instagram account @brittnibeeart . Go take a look!
Local singer/songwriter Amy Varckette will be singing from noon until 4:00 PM at the Covered Bridge pavilion on our grounds. Please bring your own chair, grab some lunch and enjoy all we have to offer at the festival as well as the vocal talents and guitar playing by Miss Varckette. She can be heard all over Ashtabula and Lake counties singing at our wonderful wineries. Her own songs she writes leaves us wondering why she hasn't been picked up by a recording label. It won't be long, so make sure to come hear her play and sing some of her original work.
The Ohio Fairy Gardening Festival has been a huge success. We have been visited and interviewed by The New York Times, made the front page of the WSJ, appearances on Cleveland TV channels 8 and 3 as well as numerous local newspapers. Here is that Fairy Gardening article published by the NYT on August 28th 2018. The venue is Giddings Park at 104 East Jefferson St, in Jefferson, Ohio . The park sits between the Jefferson police and fire departments in the middle of the quaint little village. The festival is now administered under the Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce . The Ashtabula Arts Center who will also be at the festival telling visitors about their own interactive Fairy door trail all over Ashtabula County. Artists from around the county have created and donated doors for this project too. You will find them on an interactive map you can download at the Arts Center's website.
Enjoy this song by Savannah Philyaw, a singer-songwriter. The Ohio Fairy Gardening Festival has adopted her song as our theme song, called simply "Fairy Garden" (click to hear it) . The Ohio Fairy Gardening Festival was born out of a love of everything Fairy! It began with the thought in mind of joining together Fairy lovers and gardeners from around the state and now has expanded to around the world. There are 3 Facebook groups that also join Fairy lovers around the world Ohio Fairy Gardening, Fairy Garden World and Fairy Garden Swap Shop . Enjoy and pay them a visit! The festival is run through the Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce in Jefferson, Ohio. Our corporate sponsor this year is Andover Bank, a HUGE thank you to them! Our other sponsors: Lori Spellman Photography- Unicorn Montrose Auto Group Dealerships- Bounce House Glazier Insurance- Fairy Dancers Joslin-Landis Insurance- Fairy Princess Shanit Yoga Love Studio - Pet and Adults Costume contests Jefferson Garden Club- Adult and Chidren's bGardening Contests Ashtabula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center- Singer entertainment Vicki Taylor- Children's Costume Contest Glass Kat- Children's coloring contest Face Painting- Jefferson Henderson Memorial Library
Free pictures with the live Unicorn and Live "Mermaids"
Pictures with the Fairy Princess and Fairy Godmother all day
Free Bounce House
Contests: Costume for adults, children and pets. Fairy Garden contest for adults and children. Fairy house contest is the only contest for adults only
Lots of vendors selling their wares and food
Fairy dancers all day Array of Light if only our festival was at night, what a show they put on
Amy Varckette singer-songwriter will be with us from noon-4:00PM bring a chair for in front of the pavilion
Maps for the interactive Fairy Door Trail by the Ashtabula Arts Center
ALL vendor applications can be emailed to you or print them from the VENDOR INFO page.
2021 Ohio Fairy Gardening Festival Contests
Fairy Costume Contestfor adults, children and pets. Put your sparkle and wings on and fly over to the festival! A $50.00 prize each for adult, child and pet winner. Pets MUST be leashed. All costumes require Fairy wings to enter as of part of the costume. Print out or register ahead. You can register day of the festival at the registration table. Print your registration form here at our website under CONTEST FORMS or email: email@example.com for your desired forms. There will be a registration table clearly visible on site the day of the festival to register for all contests. Our Pet costume contest ( we have a dog park very close by for your pets) is being sponsored by Leah Hartman's Yoga studio and the children's costume contest is being sponsored by Vicki Taylor at McDowell Homes.
This picture up top is our winner of the Ohio Fairy Garden Princess from last year and below our Fairy Godmother. Bring the whole family dressed in their Fairy best for this. You don't have to enter the contest to come dressed up. Bring the whole family in their Fairy best!
Fairy Garden Contest
FREE for adults and children thanks to the Jefferson Garden Club. The children's garden must be 100% made by the child.
Theme is "Once Upon A Time". Must include one Fairy, and be a Fairytale theme, no other rules. If you choose to do so, you may put a price on your garden to sell as you display it for the contest.
There will be 2 -$50.00 prizes awarded. One for best adult garden , one for best child garden(must be 100% done by them) and the Jefferson Garden Club will judge them. The Jefferson Garden Club has even sponsored this contest, thank you. Gardens must be in place by 10:00AM and and cannot leave until 4:00 PM. Print out or register right here under CONTEST FORMS or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
for your desired forms. You can register the day of the festival at the registration table. There will also be a registration table on site the day of the festival.
"Fairy" Crafty vendors. We have some very talented vendors on hand. One of our vendors even made the New York Times story on Fairy Gardening with the lead picture. Information and printable application on the Vendors Page. Vendors can also get an application by emailing: email@example.com
Food, Food, Food! Come join us for lunch or an early dinner. Lots of seating to eat.
You can print out your contest form and register early right here with our CONTEST FORMS or email : firstname.lastname@example.org for your desired forms. Make all checks payable to JACC (Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce) or at registration table day of festival . Mail to: Fairy Festival, 735 Fairway St, Jefferson, Oh 44047 Leashed pet at all times. Domesticated pets only. Must have Fairy wings as part of the costume. Must be present to win.