“Heart Light” by 2015 Artist Invitational Winner Nancy Zechel. Photo Credit: Caroline Piper

Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2016

11:00 am - 3:00 pm both days (Rain or shine)

The Friends of the South End Portsmouth Fairy House Tour--the world's largest fairy house tour--takes place each fall in the historic South End Neighborhood of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Built by creative professionals, community members, and students, these works of imagination and creativity more than 150 fairy houses will be on display on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the Governor John Langdon House, and in Prescott Park.

Tracy Kane, the award-winning author and illustrator of the Fairy Houses Series® of books, which popularized fairy house building worldwide, served as the original inspiration for the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour. Back by popular demand, Tracy will be on hand both days to greet fairy fans and sign books.

Visitors to the 12th Annual Fairy House Tour will also have the chance to see excepts from "Fairy Houses--the Ballet" performed both days on the Prescott Park Arts Festival Stage and see performances by the NH Theatre Project in the Langdon grove. Families are also invited to build their own fairy house on Peirce Island.

The Tour is a produced by Friends of the South End with the assistance of Canoe Harbor Consulting and all proceeds benefit the organizations, schools, and community groups who make the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour possible.

In 2015, more than 8,000 grandparents, parents, and children attended the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour.

In support of Strawbery Banke's long-standing collaboration with FOSE, the museum has increased its commitment to this community event this year by reducing admission prices to match the fairy house ticket prices for all visitors that day.

Tickets now on sale, click here

Also available at the Strawbery Banke ticket desk and at Discover Portsmouth, Flower Kiosk, G. Willikers Toy Shop, Pickwick’s Mercantile and Treehouse Toys.

2016 Advance Tickets Prices*:
$25 per family (two adults & two children OR one adult and four children)
$12 per adult
$8.00 per senior
$4.00 per child ages 3-12

Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $15.00 per adult, $10.00 per senior, $5.00 per child ages 3-12, and $30 for families of two adults/ two children or one adult/ four children.

For more information, to purchase tickets or to register to build a house, please click here.