July 03, 2019 Slideshows

Fairy Festival 2019 

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Juggler Cody Warren Kobuch, of San Francisco, joined the crowd at Tricksters Alley enjoying the DJ music and the free food offered by Food Not Bombs volunteers.
Photo by Mark Larson
Fairies of all ages, including Liana Ryf, of Garberville, enjoyed the live music offered from early afternoon to after sunset at the Enchantment Stage.
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The belly dancing group Ya Habibi (including Rachel Sanders, of Burnt Ranch) attracted a crowd to the Enchantment Stage.
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The day started at noon with a Maypole Dance backed by the Maypole Band from Humboldt Folk Dancers. The ribbon-bedecked maypole rested in the center of the plaza the rest of the afternoon.
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A fan of all things related to Spider-man (including face painting), Niko Hagood, of Eureka, watched the action at the "boffering arena" for a few minutes before joining in.
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Butterfly princess Bronwyn Gilfillan, of Laytonville, was joined by "Cat" for a photo opportunity.
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The children's division of the Fairy Festival costume contest attracted a crowd of participants, including a unicorn and Sir Golden, the Brave (but a little shy) Knight (on left).
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Participants in the children's division of the Fairy Festival costume contest were introduced one by one by Shoshana Rose as the contest judges watched in the background.
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A troll (judge Denise Ryles, center) introduced the three winners of the adult division of the Fairy Festival costume contest who were standing behind her.
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Multi-tasking James Hildebrant led his giant Calypso the Dragon and participants of all kinds on a procession across and around the plaza after the costume contest.
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Calypso the Dragon (with James Hildebrant) led a procession among vendors and attendees on the plaza after the costume contest.
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Valeyn Maas (left) and Collien Aten, both of Crescent City, compared their dragon airbrush tattoos after a stop at the Airtoos vendor.
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Tiffany Anglin, of Loleta, brought her two fans of the Fairy Festival to the plaza.
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The Green Nymph Dryad (Andy Butt, of Eureka) was attacked and driven to the ground by a horde of children at the mock-sword play "boffering arena." Earlier, The dryad had been named one of the winners of the adult division of the costume contest.
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The Celtic band Good Company attracted a crowd of dancers to the Enchantment Stage in late afternoon.
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A slow shutter speed allowed the colorful costumes of the belly dancing group Ya Habibi in front the Enchantment Stage to blur in the photo.
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Shoshana Rose, of the belly dancing group Ya Habibi, danced her way into the large crowd in front of the Enchanted Stage.
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The group Ya Habibi performed traditional and creative fusion forms of belly dancing and Middle Eastern dances in front of a crowd at the Enchantment Stage.
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Wandering amid the Fairy Festival attendees to help promote the event were hired actors in costume, including Montel VanderJones (left), Caleb Haley, Seth Smith and Karen Eschegaray.
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Photo by Mark Larson
Juggler Cody Warren Kobuch, of San Francisco, joined the crowd at Tricksters Alley enjoying the DJ music and the free food offered by Food Not Bombs volunteers.

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