Event Details

Sunday, June 9th, 2019
|  12:00pm - 4:00pm

Fairy House Festival featuring DakhaBrakha

sunday, June 9

noon-4pm, Artpark Lower Park

All Day Pass $10


Fairies are everywhere, but rarely seen by us. They’re a hidden folk. But on special occasions, they appear to humans to celebrate life, happiness, and nature. The Fairy House Festival at Lewiston’s Artpark is one of these occasions. Fairies visit the park, sharing their magic with children and adults alike. This year, however, is particularly special… Are you in?

At the Fairy House Festival, you will love exploring different immersive areas and playful experiences, inspired by art and nature. All are invited to build or discover small "fairy dwellings" throughout the park. This year, the Festival returns to its original Lower Park location! 

immersive areas & playful experiences

See and do these activities and more, ongoing throughout the Festival 12pm-4pm

  • Color Constellation sculpture installation by Virginia Melnyk
  • Elemental Fairies by Uta Bekaia
  • Fairy house competition
  • Craft and potion making
  • Build your own fairy house
  • Wish Garden
  • Chalk Walk
  • Face-painting
  • Fairy play featuring the Prismatic Fairies with choreography by Jon Lehrer
  • Dancing Bubbles
  • NYS Parks interpretive
  • Parachute play
  • Tea Tent 
  • Performances by Lewiston Dance
  • Food trucks and refreshments



The Festival culminates with a stunning performance by the Ukranian Ethno-Chaos band DAKHABRAKHA at 4pm.

Rolling Stone named DakhaBrakha "Best Breakout Act" at Bonnaroo in 2014.

The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. More Info

DakhaBrakha appearance made possible by  



featured Artist: Virginia Melnyk Designs "Color Constellation"

Step inside the "Color Constellation," an interactive installation by Virginia Melnyk, made up of bright fabric star-like shapes. Visitors are invited to enter inside each shape to be immersed and saturated in color, get your selfie-cam ready!

Virginia’s work is deeply embedded in the explorations of playfulness in design. Her projects often bring in color and bits of whimsy. Often working with off the shelf or uncommon materials such as textiles. Most of her work is meant to be tactile and engaged with. MORE INFO




All photos by Pavel Antonov





$10 ticket* - includes all Festival activities from Noon-4pm  

Parking included with ticket, No outside food or beverage

*Children 3 and under free admission 

Purchase tickets here


Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-888-223-6000, in person at the Artpark Box Office (Mon-Sat 10am-4pm) and at the entrance to the Festival.




Fairy House Competition

Registration deadline has past but we invite you to explore the beautiful creations on site!

How to build a Fairy House:

• Fairy houses should appear to be made entirely of natural components. Hot glue, acrylic spray, natural twine, plywood and other manmade items can be used but should be completely concealed by natural elements.

• Houses may be any size and the theme of the house may be anything you wish.

• Designs are open to artist interpretation.

Cash prizes will be given to the top three houses: One grand prize of $100, one second place prize of $75, and one third place prize of $50.



DakhaBrakha appearance made possible by

Additional Festival support provided by


Fairy House Competition Sponsor