GRAY — The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray is offering a special event, Enchanted Forests and Fairy Houses, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5. Visitors will be able to meet and have their pictures taken with ‘real’ fairies and elves.

Fairies take over a corner of the picnic area with decorations, a build-your-own fairy house workshop and a beautifully decorated life-size fairy house. After building their very own fairy house, using a diverse collection of forest materials, participating children can take their creations home with them.

Enchanted Forests is made possible by long-time park volunteers who work throughout the year to prepare for this popular event, attended by both residents and tourists alike. Thistle, the now famous wildlife park fairy, will again be at the park for the whole event.

Additional fairy-making and decorating materials will be for sale at the fairy house.

For more information about this or other programs, call the Maine Wildlife Park at 207-657-4977 ext. 0 or visit, or Facebook.

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