Families, friends, and fairies are invited to the annual Fairy Festival Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Merryspring Nature Center.

The Fairy Festival celebrates everybody’s favorite tiny forest spirit. At the festival families and children have the opportunity to build fairy houses in the woods, create fairy-themed crafts, face-painting, and enjoy a lovely afternoon in the blooming gardens at Merryspring. Local author Liza Gardner Walsh will be there to meet, selling copies of her multiple fairy-themed books for children, including her latest “Fairy Houses All Year” From Down East Books.

This is an outdoor event. Guests should wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. The Fairy Festival is open to everyone, free of charge.

Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza.