A stunning 40 foot Fairy wonderland is being built as a magical part of the Toowoomba’s first Fairies, Flowers and Fine Things art market occurring during the final three days of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 September.

The handmade fairy diorama is being built at the Glennie Junior Hall, with entry expected to be a gold coin donation with all proceeds going to Toowoomba Hospice. Event organiser Debbie Dieckmann said they are so glad to have such talented artisans as part of the event this year. “We have 40 plus artists, authors, dancers, fairies, flower and plant growers and creative cooks who are coming to raise money for hospice and bring the magic to the carnival,” said Debbie.

Tour visitors are encouraged to dress as a fairy and those that wish may join the dancers of the Velocity dance school as they celebrate the coming of the fairies and opening “fairy blessing” by fairy dell at the fairyland parade at twilight on Friday. The event will also offer other fairy flutterings with workshops in puppetry, fairy garden making and headdresses and knitting of vegetables on each day. The artist in residence this year is Jaime Colvin of Sweetwings with her fantasy puppets, who are internationally trained. Jaime will be displaying and talking about her fantasy creations throughout the show and running a workshop for interested would-be puppeteers artists on Friday or Saturday.

Talented bear maker and event organiser Barb Nimmo has also donated a handmade fairy bear as a lucky door prize. The event will also have 30 complimentary Fairy Magic bags to give way each day to each family that comes and free fairy magic feathers for children spread the magic.

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