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Woods-Palsen Elves – Carlinville, IL

The Woods-Palsen Elves are three animated mechanical figures holding a saw, drill and hammer displayed in the front window of Tarrant & Harman Real Estate and Auction Co. at 252 South Side Square in Carlinville, Illinois. First seen in the

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Posted in Props, Toys, Dolls & Puppets, Statues and Carvings

Gnome Homes – Newport , PA

Little Buffalo State Park was the home of a village of nearly 40 gnome houses located near the town of Newport in Perry County, Pennsylvania in the Mid State Region, northwest of Harrisburg, along the Juniata River (Fisherman’s Trail). The

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Posted in Gardens and Nature Trails, Parks - State and National

Rahway Fairy Trail – Milburn, NJ

The Rahway Fairy Trail is located in Locust Grove section of the South Mountain Reservation, a 2,110-acre nature reserve near Milburn, a suburban townwhip in Essex County, New Jersey, about 20 miles west of Manhattan. Millburn resident and Special Education

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Posted in Advertising Mascots, Fairy Houses and Doors, Gardens and Nature Trails, Parks - State and National

Jersey Devil – Pine Barrens, NJ

The Jersey Devil is a hideous being that supposedly haunts the barren, sandy-soiled Pine Forest in Southern New Jersey. Alleged sightings of this mythical creature have been recorded for over three hundred years. According to one origin story, a women

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Gnome Tree – Laurel, NY

The Gnome tree is located at 1960 Main Road at Hallock’s Cider Mill in Laurel, New York. The property is owned by Marianne and Wayne Hallock, who live next door to the farm stand and bakery in an old North

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Goblin Soap – Cudahy, IL

Goblin Soap – Hygiene product manufactured in the early part of the 20th Century (1910s-20s) by the Cudahy Packing, Co. USA, the makers of Puritan Hams, Bacon, Lard and Beef Extract. Advertisements  for Goblin Soap appeared in the magazines of

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Gnome Café – Charleston, SC

Gnome Café is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant located on the corner of President St. and Cannon St. in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Owned by Saramel Evans and Sara Grimshaw, the restaurant serves breakfast & lunch, and feature recipes that

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Posted in Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Green Beer – Greensboro, NC

Green Beer is the ‘unofficial’ song of the annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, a day filled with leprechauns, shamrocks and, of course, green beer.  It is sung to a “Die Dee, Die Dee, Die Dee, Die Dee” melody. Once upon

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Posted in Beverages & Beer, Festivals and Parades, Music

Irish Fairy Door Trail – Dublin, OH

The Irish Fairy Door Trail is touted as the nation’s “First” Irish Fairy Door Trail. Sponsored by the Dublin, Ohio Convention and Visitors Bureau in association with the Irish Fairy Door Company based in Dublin, Ireland, the trail was launched as

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Happily Ever Laughter – San Francisco, CA

Happily Ever Laughter employs performers for children’s parties, training them in the ways of faerie, pirate, and princess. They are based in California with offices ranging from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Overseeing the business is the company’s founding faerie

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Fancy Fairy Wings and Things! – El Sobrante, CA

Fancy Fairy Wings and Things! is a specialty business selling fairy wings and costumes in El Sobrante, California. The owner, Angela Jarman is a “professional fairy” who appears at children’s parties and events throughout the Bay Area. Back in 2003,

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Woody the Gnome – Bend, OR

Woody the Gnome Woody the Gnome is the mascot for the annual Little Woody Barrel Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival presented by Bigfoot Beverages in Bend, Oregon the “Mountain Town that has it all.” Designed for serious beer enthusiasts,

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Posted in Advertising Mascots, Beverages & Beer

Frogs and Fairies – Bloomington, IL

Frogs & Fairies is a  children’s clothing boutique located at 120 Krispy Kreme Drive in Bloomington, Illinois in the Corporate Commons next to Big Daddy Dawgs & Nail Trix. Frogs & Fairies allows families to keep their closets clean, put money

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Lumber Elves – Peterborough, Ontario, CA

The Lumber Elves debuted in 1955 as the stars of a Christmas window display for Peterborough Lumber on Monaghan road in Peterborough, Ontario. The six, 2 1/2-foot mechanical figurines were constructed of wood and paper mache. The elves became a

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Posted in Props, Toys, Dolls & Puppets

Kerri the Sparkle Fairy – Atlanta, Georgia

Kerri the Sparkle Fairy is the enchanted advertising mascot for Sparkle Towels manufactured by Georgia-Pacific in Atlanta, Georgia. Sporting a pair of animated blue wings, Kerri the Fairy flitted about the aisles of the supermarket informing shoppers about the Sparkle

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Elves – Colorado Springs, CO

Elves is a low-budget 1989 holiday horror movie filmed in Colorado Springs, Colorado and directed by Jeffrey Mandel. The elves in question are the product of a Nazi experiment designed to create a race of supermen. To accomplish their mission,

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Santa’s Little Secret Service – San Francisco, CA

Santa’s Little Secret Service was a Bay Area street theater project created by humorist EDW-Lynch, a Senior Contributing Writer at Laughing Squid, based (at the time) in Oakland, California. “I use humor to communicate complex ideas, to amuse my audience

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Posted in Organizations and Clubs, Santas and Santa Villages

Enchanted Fairies Studio – Plano, TX

Enchanted Fairies Studio is a photography business located inside the shops of Willow Bend on the Upper Level at 6121 West Park Blvd. #C222 in Plano, Texas. Created by Dan Gutier, Enchanted Fairies Studio specializes in children’s storybook photography using

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GnomeCon – Savannah, GA

GnomeCon is a family–friendly group of gamers, sci-fi and fantasy fans who meet annually at the Coastal Georgia Center at 305 Fahm Street in Savannah, Georgia. Savannah’s locally organized science fiction/fantasy and gaming convention hosts a variety of events designed

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Gnome Village – Federation Forest, WA

Gnome Village (aka “Hobbit Village”) is a tiny community of houses located along a hiking trail in Federation Forest State Park, Washington. The park has a 1,650 feet elevation and 12 miles of trails on 619 acres of old growth

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Shire House – Trout Creek, MT

Shire House is an underground guest house located in Trout Creek, Montana by Whitepine Creek Road in a remote valley Northwest Montana. It is 3 hours southwest of Glacier National Park or 3 hours by car from either Spokane, WA

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SantaCon – San Francisco, CA

SantaCon is an annual gathering of men and woman from all walks of life who don Santa suits and roam the city looking for fun. It is non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus convention that occurs once a year

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Posted in Festivals and Parades, Organizations and Clubs, Santas and Santa Villages

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

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Mr. Wizard – In a Box Under a Tree

Mr. Wizard is a lizard magician dressed in sorcerer’s hat and robes on the ABC cartoon KING LEONARDO AND HIS SHORT SUBJECTS (1960-63.) “Deep in the forest grows a tall, tall tree. And, of course, it was a short tree

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Garden Gnome Run – Corvallis, OR

Garden Gnome Run is an annual event sponsored by the Community Services Consortium Youth Garden at 545 SW 2nd St., Suite A in Corvallis, Oregon. It supports Benton County youth and sustainable, local food. The first Garden Gnome Run debuted

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Gnome March – Atlanta, GA

Gnome March is an annual event held as part of the Inman Park Festival at 1020-1026 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia. The first gathering was in April of 2007. Espousing such phrases as “Gnomes gnever give up,” “There’s gno place

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Billy Batson “Captain Marvel” – California

Billy Batson (Michael Gray) is a young man who has the ability to transform into the super hero Captain Marvel on the live-action CBS fantasy series SHAZAM! (1974-1977). “Chosen from among all others by the immortal elders – SOLOMON, HERCULES,

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Diana Prince (“Wonder Woman”) – Washington, DC

Diana Prince is a naval Yeoman whose alter ego is the super-hero Wonder Woman on the ABC/CBS fantasy adventure WONDER WOMAN (1975-1979). She lives at 2890 West 20th Street in Washington, D.C. Phone: Capitol 7-362. In reality, Diane Prince (Lynda

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Wonderbug – Los Angeles, CA

Wonderbug is a magical dune buggy featured on the live-action segments of the ABC cartoon series THE KROFFT SUPERSHOW (1976-78). The story of Wonderbug begins when three teenagers – Barry Buntrock (David Levy), C.C. McNamara (John-Anthony Bailey) and Susan Talbot

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Posted in Television, Transportation

Herbie the Love Bug – Los Angeles, CA

Herbie the Love Bug is a 1963 enchanted Volkswagen Beetle automobile imbued with a mind and spirit of its own on the CBS fantasy HERBIE, THE LOVE BUG (1982). Dean Jones, who previously starred in the Walt Disney movie “The

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