Gulfport Merchants Chamber of Commerce
Location: Clymer Park – 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707
Date/Time: April 27-28, 2019 (10AM to 5PM)
Contact: SIK Promotions, Inc., 727-322-5217, SuzFest@gmail.com
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Gulfport, FL: The Gulfport Merchants Chamber of Commerce will host its 25th AnnualSpringfest Garden Art & Faerie Festival along the green and tree-covered expanse of Gulfport’s 7.5-acre Clymer Park, on April 27-28, 2019. The Garden Art & Faerie themed festival will transform the park into an “enchanted village” inhabited by costumed faeries, sprites, gnomes, ogres and trolls. Renaissance-era characters, gypsies, minstrels, wizards and roving entertainers in costume will also stroll through the event. You will most assuredly encounter the Florida Faeries and the stilt-walking Pennyweather’s Puppets as you meander through the park.
Springfest will offer a wide variety of family friendly activities and entertainment. Favorite activities such as May pole dances with For Love or Money, a faerie house and gnome home competition, and costume contests will be returning. Stage entertainment includes the Giggle Guardians, the Noise-Makers, Celtic Bay, The Laura Shepherd Show, The Wandering Hours and Peter Suarez.
Individuals, families, school groups, scout troops, and organizations are invited to participate in the “Faerie House and Gnome Home Competition” and share it with us during the event. Building a faerie or gnome a home encourages kids of all ages to be creative and interact with nature. Entries will be assigned a space in the garden to display the dwelling. Houses must pre-constructed (at home) using materials gathered from your garden, your home or your favorite natural spots. You can build a home, add furniture made of twigs and other materials faeries are likely to find, or you can create an entire faerie wonderland with multiple buildings. The choice is up to you!
A children’s area will offer activities including face painting, pixie dusting, bubble blowing, and more. Vendors offer plants, garden art, flowers, herbs, Renaissance-period items, clothing, jewelry, art, hand-made crafts, food & beverages, and other items of whimsical interest.
Exhibitor Information: All interested vendors, Gulfport Community Groups and others are welcome. Please go to www.SIKpromotions.com and look for Spring under the vendor info tab to apply.
There is no admission fee for the pet and family friendly event, and complimentary parking is available with gratis trolley rides to and from off-site parking areas. For more information please visit us on Facebook/GulfportSpringfest or call 727-322-5217.