We invite you to be part of the enchantment by building your very own Fairy House! Fairy Houses are tiny structures where fairies reside within the harmony of nature and all of its elements. Built with all natural resources such as sticks, bark, dry grass and pebbles–the houses may be as magical as you wish for them to be. When building your whimsical habitat for our fairies, keep in mind their different lands based on natures elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. The details that you put into your house are endless! 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the rules for building a Fairy House?
  • Fairy Houses must be constructed of all natural materials. For example sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, pine cones, and nuts.
  • White/Hot Glues are permitted as a means to construct your home.
  • Our fairies thrive in homes made without plastic elements, and with that, we encourage you to get creative with natures treasures to bring authentic detail to your house. 
  • Please be mindful of plants that are in their growing stages–ferns, mosses, and flowers. Just like our fairies, we are careful not to disrupt nature’s natural processes.
  • Historic Spanish Point is not responsible for any damage or loss to fairy houses or personal items during this event.
Who can enter?
The Fairy House competition is open to anyone that wishes to participate! Entries should qualify for one of the following categories:

  • Elementary
  • Middle/High School
  • Adult/Community Partner

A NOTE FOR GROUPS: Classrooms, after-school programs, clubs, and youth-serving organizations should enter based on the ages of the participants creating the Fairy House. For instance, if an after-school program of mostly Elementary aged students makes the entry, the registration qualifies for the Elementary category. 

How do I enter?
You may register online using the form below, or by completing the paper form attached to the Participant Packet. Paper forms can be submitted in the following ways:

1) Dropped off in person at Historic Spanish Point (337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229)

2) Mailed to Historic Spanish Point (337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229)

3) Scanned and emailed to programs@historicspanishpoint.org (Please include the subject line: “Fairy House entry“)

When can I drop off my entry?
Entries that have submitted an online registration may drop off their Fairy House on the following dates:

  • Thursday, February 21st | 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Friday, February 22nd | 8:30am-5:00pm

Entries should be dropped off at Historic Spanish Point (337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229). We recommend anyone coming from north of the museum plan additional drive time due to road construction on US-41 nearby.

Entries can be dropped off by the person who made the Fairy House, a friend, relative, teacher or another responsible individual. We’ve even had school staff bring several classroom entries at once! What’s most important is that the person delivering the entry/entries knows the name(s) submitted with the registration. (Ex: “Scout Troop 100”, “Mrs. Jordan’s 3rd Grade Class” or “Sally Smith”)

How does the "People's Choice" competition work?
Every person that attends the Fairy House Festival will receive a ballot at the check-in/registration tent. Each Fairy House will display the name of the participant, the category they have registered under, and their entry number.

Attendees at the festival will write down their top pick for each category. The top three entries with the most votes will win prize packages 

“People’s Choice” ballots will be closed at 3 pm on Sunday, February 24th. The winning entries will be announced at 4:00 pm. You do not need to be present to win and will be notified of your win via phone or email if you are unable to attend on that day. 

Prize information is available in the downloadable Participant Packet.

When can I pick up my entry?
You may pick-up your Fairy House anytime between the following dates: 

  • Monday, February 25th | 9 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 26th | 9 AM – 5:00 PM

Any Fairy House not picked up during the designated times above will be donated to recycling.

Do I have to pay admission if I enter a Fairy House?

There is no free or discounted admission for participants in the Fairy House competition. Admission to the 2019 Fairy House Festival supports the mission and programs of Historic Spanish Point. 

Download the official

Participation Packet

CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

Elementary

1st Place: Gift Card + (1) Family Membership to HSP
2nd Place:  Book from Osprey Public Library + (1) Individual Membership to HSP
3rd Place: (1) Individual Membership to HSP

Middle/High School

1st Place: Gift Card + (1) Family Membership to HSP
2nd Place:  Book from Osprey Public Library + (1) Individual Membership to HSP
3rd Place: (1) Individual Membership to HSP

Adult/Community Partner

1st Place: Geckos Gift Card, (1) 1-Hour Massage AND Facial to Massage Luxe, & Book from Osprey Public Library + (1) Family Membership to HSP
2nd Place: Geckos Gift Card & (1) 1-Hour Massage OR Facial to Massage Luxe + (1) Individual Membership to HSP
3rd Place: (1) Individual Membership to HSP
  • What is the title of your entry? (Ex: "Fairy Princess Palace")
  • Your email is required to receive confirmation of your entry registration and important updates for Fairy House participants. We never share or sell your personal information.
    Please select the appropriate category for your entry.