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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Childhood imagination comes to life at the 6th Annual Faerie Festival this Sunday at Rockwood Park

Wilmington, DE – This Sunday, September 16 from noon to 4 p.m., New Castle County’s Rockwood Park welcomes faeries, pirates, gnomes, princesses, super heroes, knights, trolls and kids of all ages for the 6th Annual Faerie Festival.  This free event features games, enchanted crafts, costume parades, face painting, a bubble festival, performances and children’s museum tours, along with a bounce house, story time, food trucks, merchants selling festive wares and visits from the Fairy Queen and magical surprise guests!

“Faerie Fest brings childhood imagination to life through costume, art and performance,” said County Executive Matt Meyer. “Calling all kids to come dressed for the occasion, bring along your family and join in the fun!”

Convenient free parking and complimentary shuttle service will be provided from the Rockwood Office Park, located at 501 Carr Road, Wilmington, which is accessible from Washington Street Extension.

Last year’s Faerie Festival welcomed 6,000 children and families.

Get full details at and look for event updates at Individuals who plan to attend are encouraged to register ahead of time at

Note: Attendees are asked to please leave their pets at home for this special event (click HERE to read New Castle County’s special events pet policy).

Faerie Fest Schedule Highlights

About Rockwood Park and Museum 

Built in 1851 as the retirement estate of Wilmington native Joseph Shipley, Rockwood reflects his love of English architecture and landscape design. Its Gothic Revival architecture and enchanting landscape were designed to reflect the beauty of an English country estate. Today, the Rockwood Mansion and Museum reflects the way the Bringhurst family, descendants of Shipley, lived during the turn of the 20th century with original furnishings, memorabilia, historic photos and an extensive family clothing collection. The 72-acre park features a picnic grove, gardens, urban wildlife habitat, pet-friendly parkland and is home to more than two miles of paved and lighted trails that linking to the Northern Delaware Greenway System. Open daily without charge. Learn more at


Contact: Jason Miller, Director of Communications, 302-545-1462

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