"Game of Faeries” by 2016 Artist Invitational Winner Marilyn Stowe. Photo Credit: Barry Kane

Portsmouth Fairy House Tour
Saturday, October 3 - Saturday, October 4, 2020

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 200 fairy houses will be on display on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the Governor John Langdon House, and in Prescott Park. Each year, 6,500-8,000 grandparents, parents, and children attended the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour.

Tracy Kane, the award-winning author, and illustrator of the Fairy Houses Series®, popularized fairy house building worldwide and 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 15th 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.

The Tour is a produced by Friends of the South End (FOSE) 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.

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

Many thanks to the 2019 Portsmouth Fairy House Tour Sponsors: