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Izaak Walton League Fairy Festival rescheduled for Saturday, June 29

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The Izaak Walton League of America - Porter County Chapter has rescheduled their "Gnomes Day Out" fairy festival for Saturday, June 29. The nature celebration will run from 4 to 7 p.m. This event is held at the chapter's Frame Family Little Calumet Conservation Area; 1288 County Line Road (find it on Google Maps). Look for the sign on County Line Road between 20 and 6. 4 miles south of 20.

This family friendly event features new activities each year as well as old favorites, like the Fairy House Trail, making a wand and choosing a fairy name necklace. This year children can adopt a dragon egg and learn how to care for it plus meet JoJo the live Fairy Pig. Children may collect autographs from the Fairy Troop in a complimentary signature book and search for the Lost Fairy Camps while exploring the Izaak Walton's conservation property. Attendees are encouraged to dress in fantasy costume.

The chapter asks a $10 donation per child for all the fairy perks (babies under 1 year are free) and one free adult with each child is allowed. This year admission donations will raise funds toward the chapter’s new ‘E-STEM in the Field’ program; a citizen science opportunity for local school children. PCC thanks the NiSource Environmental Action and IWLA Endowment Grants for also supporting that program starting this fall.

IWLA-PCC are the folks that bring 'Family Nature Nights' to elementary schools, host a 'Conservation Corner' for families during the Porter County Fair and many other pubic events. Like and follow the fantastical event on, or email PCC’s Executive Director at with questions.



Posted 6/25/2019




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