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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours and date of operation for the Festival? 
While we may not gather in person for our 2020 event, we hope everyone will dress up and act magically for the entire weekend of June 26-28 no matter where you are and we are already hard at work planning our 2021 festival.  

Where is Fairy Festival located?

Fairy Festival usually takes place on the Arcata Plaza.  Click here for directions.


How much is admission? 
Admission to the Arcata Fairy Festival is FREE!

There are Luminary (VIP) Tickets available to the Intergalactic Ice Lounge, an immersive and costumed experience, more info and tickets here. 

What forms of payment are accepted at Fairy Fest? 
Our artisan and food vendors take payments at their own discretion.  You will find ATM's on the  South East corner of the plaza.

May I bring a pet?
No, for the health and safety of your pet and our audience. Pets are not allowed.

May I bring my service animal?
Service animals as defined by the ADA are welcome! Click here for ADA guidelines. Service animals are not pets. They are trained to enrich the lives of people with disabilities, increasing their mobility and independence.

Can I leave the Festival and come back in?
Yes, you can as admission is free!

Is there a parking fee?

No, there is no parking fee.  

May we bring outside food or drink?
No outside food or drink is permitted.

Do you have Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten -Free foods available for purchase?
Yes, our vendors will have a variety of food options.

Are costumes required?
No, however, we feel the experience of the festival is heightened and more fun when you come dressed to play!

Do you rent costumes?

We do not rent costumes.  We will have children's and adult fairy wings available for pre-order and purchase at the event.

Are shoes required?
Yes. Due to safety & insurance requirements all guests are required to wear shoes at all times.

May I bring my (costume) weapon?
Yes, all weapons must be sheathed and peace tied. Exposed steel is not permitted. Bows must be unstrung and arrows left at home.

Is the Festival wheelchair accessible?

Do you have motorized wheelchairs or scooters?
Sadly, we do not have any motorized chairs or scooters at this time.

Is smoking allowed?
No.  There is a no smoking ordinance on the Arcata Plaza.

Do you host weddings or private parties?
We do host many events, please see

What if it rains?
The Fairy Festival will take place rain or shine!

Are there hotels near the festival?

The Inn at 2nd and C **** Beautiful historic victorian Inn!

139 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 444 - 3344

Hotel Arcata **** Just feet from the event! 

708 9th St Arcata, CA 95521

Phone: 800.344.1221

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