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Palmetto Islands County Park Hosting New Fairy House Festival

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Charleston County Parks is pleased to announce a new whimsical family event coming to Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park in January! Called the tiniest building project ever, the Fairy House Festival will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10 am to 2:30 pm.

Kids of all ages are invited to this festive event to build their very own fairy house using materials found in nature. Advance registration is required and will be limited. Attendees will check in and receive their building permit and guidance, then they can begin gathering materials and creating their own dwelling for a fairy or gnome. The Charleston County Public Library will be on site for some socially-distanced storytelling. The festival will also feature a nature walk and a scavenger hunt. Food truck fare from Waffle Connection and The Holy City Cupcakes will be available for purchase on site. Guests are invited to come dressed as a fairy or gnome.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and group size, advance registration is required and on-site registration will not be offered. To ensure safe distancing, each registration will include a physically-distant 10×10 building plot that accommodates up to four people. Registration must be made by an adult, and an adult chaperone is required to be on site at each plot. There will be 30 building plots available per time slot with a maximum of 240 attendees total, so guests are encouraged to sign up early in case the event sells out.

During registration, builders can select a timeslot of either 10 am – 12 pm or 12:30 – 2:30 pm, as well as a schedule of activities that best fits their preferences. Registration is $5 per building plot (max. four attendees). Admission to Palmetto Islands County Park, which is $2 per person or free with the Gold Pass, is a separate fee.

Masks will be required during this event. Restrooms and hand sanitizer stations will be available at the event. This is a family friendly event meant to be enjoyed while social distancing, so guests are encouraged to be mindful and courteous of other festival-goers.

For more information on the Fairy House Festival or to sign up for a building plot at the festival, call 843-795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.

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