RENFEST INDEX PAGE RAILFAN GUIDES HOME RAILROAD SIGNALS HOMEThe final day of the 2018 season started off as a fairly nice day, and started raining around 3PM, on and off. It was
predicted to be raining all day long, so we were all very relieved. The rain chased off a few people, but most remained till the end. Till THE end.
Citing (mostly) pressure from the township Spoutwood Farms is located in, Rob
and Lucy decided to make the 2018 run of the Spoutwood Fairie Festival the last
one. Over the past 27 years, the Fairie Festival has become a part of
almost everyone who has had the opportunity to come and enjoy everything the
Faire has to offer. Some have even grown up their entire life making the
annual migration to this small community tucked away in the hills of southern
Pennsylvania, and they will be grateful for the opportunity.
For those of you that heard of the Spoutwood Fairie Festival, and never made the
time or effort to come or otherwise make it here, shame on you -- for you won't
really know what you missed and how it could enhance your life, even if it was
for only one magical day out of the year. Even if you were an adult when
you came here, you could NOT leave without feeling somewhat better about
yourself and the world in general, hoping that reality may somehow be more like
the experience here at the Festival. If you came here as a kid, we as
parents could not help but to watch as the look of amazement and wonder lit up
For some reason, even I have been coming to the Spoutwood Fairie Festival for
about 12 years, I never had the opportunity to meet the owners of the Faire, Rob
and Lucy, until this year - my loss! There is a very small exclusive club
of friends I have, that once you met them, and get to know them, you say to
yourself "I wish I could have met them 20 or 30 years ago." Rob and Lucy
are like that. I can't think of two people more sincere, warm, and genuine
than them. They have given everything they have to the Farm and the
Festival, and made both of them a place where you want to go, and never leave.
While we may not have another Festival on these hallowed grounds, the spirit
lives on when you walk around the Farm, and you are reminded of the many
memories each corner of the property has to offer.
This is going to be a long page, for I went around and got pictures of (almost) every vendor, and will present them here.
I also took pictures of an awful lot of tattoos, which are presented on the page for day 2.
The Dark Fairy Realm
Below is an aerial view of where things were for the last Spoutwood Fairie Festival, vendors listed alphabetically:
The Art of Broken Glass, last of the row 4 vendors, next to Prof Punk
Ash & Griffin Pottery, 8
Big Horn Trading Company, 4
Sir Bird Whistles, 4
Crystal's Casbah, 5
Elegant Ear Cuffs and More by Fiona
Far Wraps, 10
Gilded Parasol, 4
Hair Braiding, 4
New World Glass, 10
Papa's Kettle Korn, it was a good faire for them, as they ran out of korn, 12