At the end of the Fair all magical creatures, characters, entertainers and visitors are invited to join the Fairy King and Queen. Their Majesties will process from their tent to the Stage on the Main Lawn.
Feel free to join them in the procession on the way, or assemble in front of the stage. They will pause to inspect Watering Cans near the stage. The Queen will address the crowd and invite the Head Fairy Gardener to give the official Fairyland ‘State of Nature‘ report. The Queen will bless the Watering Cans and give closing remarks before the procession resumes to The Gates and the Fair closes. So be sure to bring your Watering Cans and if they are not blinged already, visit Bling Your Watering Can during the Fair.
2016: people waiting for the King and Queen to emerge from their tent (at Sennowe Park).
The King and Queen emerge
The Head Fairy Gardener and the Queen with Watering Cans
The Fairy King pauses to visit Fairy Houses
Queen Bee and Flower Fairies in attendance
Passing by the Great Watering Can on the maypole: symbol of the nature-reviving power of Fairy Gardening.
The Royal Elf Guard marches out to escort the King and Queen
Passing through the crowd
Watering Cans and other magical items presented for inspection
The King and Queen take to the stage
The Queen blesses the Watering Cans
The Head Fairy Gardener delivers her State of Nature report
Good news and bad news
The King and Queen confer. The Queen asks the Head Fairy Gardener to rally the Fairy Gardeners to act. The HFG rouses the crowd
The traditional shout goes up: “We Are Fairy Gardeners”
The Queen gives her best wishes to the Fairy Gardeners
Up goes goes the cry “to the gates!” Everyone takes up their Watering Cans and prepares to go home and plant more wildflowers.
Don’t forget to say goodbye
A good moment for a photo
And of course, be sure to take your wildflower seeds