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Bringing in the May festival will enchant Berkeley Springs State Park Saturday

The Morgan Arts Council will celebrate the second “Bringing in the May” on Saturday, May 14 in Berkeley Springs State Park.

“Bringing in the May” is a FREE new Morgan Arts Council event meant to celebrate Spring and the return of flowers, fun, and ….fairies! Come join our revels… there will be much to rejoice. The State Park will be filled with music and other entertainment, and vendors will offer their art and craft wares inspired by the fae.

“Our shops will have fun things for all ages, and there will be bubbles and fairies everywhere. Wear your wings, or wear your horns, any kind of fairie creature is welcome. (Humans must be accompanied by a fairie!),” said event organizers.

Activities include making “magic nature wands” and head garlands, fairy tea parties, playing with bubbles, building a fairy habitat, dancing the Maypole and more.

There will also be a Fairy Closet where anyone who “forgot” their costume can find something to wear.

Music at the gazebo includes Frenchy and the Punk, Sweet Maple Singers and Jan Gillies. Other performers include the Frolic of Fae dance troop, Soolah Hoops, and Sweet Pea Fairie.

Schedule & Program

Saturday, May 14th from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Free Admission.

11:00 Welcome! with bagpiper Scott Hippensteel and Special Guest Sweet Pea Fairie

11:30 Get up! It’s time to dance the Maypole!

12:00 Wind Dance Farm and Education students’ Sword Dance

12:15 Sweet Maple Singers

1:15 Sweet Pea Fairy

1:45 Shimmy Mob!

2:00 Frenchy and the Punk

2:50 Frolic of Fae Dance Troupe

3:00 Jan Gillies

4:15 Drum circle/ Farie Parade

5:00 Sweet Maple Singers

6:00 Frenchy and the Punk

ALSO!

12:30 Tea Party with the Tribe of Bunneh
2:15 Tea Party with the Tribe of Bunneh
12:00 – 3:30 Make your own Magic Nature Wands and Fairy garlands
All day: Build a fairy habitat!

Ongoing and between Things

Bagpiper Scott Hippensteel
Posie and the Shrub
Bubble Magician River Barry
Tri-State Ukelectic Orchestra
Young Yukes
Drum Circle with Kurt Griffith
Fairy Closet: Feeling underdressed?

Vendors will offer handmade artwork inspired by nature and fairies on both Saturday and Sunday. Find out more event details and the spirit behind it at https://bringinginthemay.org/

Grant support for this program comes in part from the National Endowment for the Arts, the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and Town of Bath hotel/motel taxes.For more information on this and other MAC activities, call 304-258-2300 or visit www.macicehouse.org.

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