Nature, family and magic at Fairy and Wizard Festival

Media, Pa. - June, 17th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                Contact:             Laura McPhail/610.566.9134 x208

Tyler Arboretum holds annual family-friendly event

MEDIA, Pa (June 17, 2013) – Dust off your wands, iron out your capes and do a flight check with those wings because the annual Fairy and Wizard Festival is coming to Tyler Arboretum on Sunday, June 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.!

Join us as we celebrate all that is magical in nature. Learn about owls, flowers, toads and mushrooms—all found at Tyler Arboretum and all used throughout magical folklore and fairy tales. Your family can create a miniature fairy house or gnome home with natural materials to shelter Tyler’s magical inhabitants. Kids can enjoy crafting fairy wands, halos, wizard hats and magical potpourri to take home. Entertainment includes two magic shows featuring Happy the Clown (complete with her fairy wings) and a Fairy and Wizard Parade led by members of the Penncrest High School Drum Line.

“Our annual Fairy and Wizard Festival is always a great time for families to come to Tyler and get acquainted with and excited about the magical mysteries of the natural world,” said Betsey Ney, Director of Public Programs. “The kids really enjoy the crafts, the magic shows and parade are things the whole family really gets excited about, and everyone loves to see the costumes people come in.”

This event is proudly presented by the Tooth Fairy and in partnership with Dental Health Care Associates, the first green dental office on the East Coast.

“We’re proud to partner with Dental Health Care Associates for this event and support their endeavors to maintain a green office,” said Tyler Arboretum Executive Director Rick Colbert. “The staff from their Optimal Orthodontics practice and the Tooth Fairy will be on site providing free dental evaluations and answering parents’ questions regarding dental health.”

The Fairy and Wizard Festival is free with admission and no pre-registration is required. This event will take place rain or shine. For more information, please visit or call (610) 566-9134.


About Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum, one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, is an important community resource and cultural destination. Tyler provides a natural sanctuary for visitors interested in horticulture, history and the natural world.  Its 650 acres of meadows, wetlands, and unbroken forest can be enjoyed via over 17 miles of hiking trails.  Additional information is available at