Fairy and Gnome Festival – Savannah, GA


The Fairy and Gnome Festival is a family-themed festival all about the “wee folk” held in April at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife at 711 Sandtown Road in Savannah, Georgia. The festival was founded in 2010.

Designed to bring people up close with the natural world and encourage imaginative outdoor play, the event features a scavenger hunt, “Fairy Nights” Star Show, gem mining, fairy and gnome themed crafts, face painting, a Fairy Trail Investigation, a Fairy and Gnome Fashion Show, unicorn rides, and costume contest.

All ages are encouraged to participate in the annual Fairy and Gnome Home Building Contest. Homes can be built at the festival by using natural materials from Oatland’s forest. Bring your whole family to stroll Oatland’s magical trails and maybe you will catch a glimpse of a fairy or gnome looking for a place to call home.

Cost is general admission to Oatland Island plus addition fees for some extra fundraising activities.

NOTE: Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County School System. The Center serves primarily as a field trip site for science studies. It features the 2 mile “Native Animal Nature Trail” that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and salt marsh habitats and links many native animal exhibits such as wolves, alligator and cougar.

The Center is located 5 miles east of Savannah, off Islands Expressway. Oatland is open daily to the public for self guided tours from 10:00-4:00, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Fairy and Gnome Festival
c/o Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife
711 Sandtown Road
Savannah, GA, 31410

Oatland Island Wildlife Center (Website)


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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