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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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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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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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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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Festival of the Gnomes – Joliet, IL

Festival of the Gnomes is an annual Christmas season event held on the grounds of the scenic 10-acre Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park at 201 W. Jefferson Street on Bluff Street in downtown Joliet, Illinois. The Billie Limacher Bicentennial Theatre is

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Gnome Fest – Tucson, AZ

Gnome Fest is an annual celebration sponsored by the owners of Metro Gnome Music located at 4044 E. Speedway in Tucson, Arizona. The first annual Gnome Fest was held on Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 11:30-6:00PM outside of the Metro

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Running of the Leprechauns – Nags Head, NC

Running of the Leprechauns is an 8K run sponsored by Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant in Nags Head, North Carolina. Inaugurated in 2009, The 8K (“race for the Pot of Gold”) was launched to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Kelly’s

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Elf Balloons – New York, NY

Elf Balloons have been a part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since the late 1940s. The primary elf balloons to appear in the parade are Kit, Charlie & C.J. Elf. They are recreations of a gnome balloon who made

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Twig the Fairy, Minneapolis, MN

Twig the Fairy (full name: Twig Oaklyn Flewinia Thistlebottom) is enchanted fairy based in the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Portrayed by actress Kathy Gfeller, Twig the Fairy travels to Renaissance fairs across the United States to charm young and old

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Logan the Leprechaun – Columbia, SC

Logan the Leprechaun is the official mascot for the St. Pat’s Day celebration at the Five Points Festival in Columbia, SC. The event is listed as the third largest St. Patrick Day in the country. Throughout the town, Logan the

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Posted in Festivals and Parades, Statues and Carvings

Fairy House Tour – Portsmouth, NH

The Fairy House Tour is an annual celebration held on the South End of Portsmouth on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the Governor John Langdon House, Prescott Park and Peirce Island in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Billed as “The World’s Largest

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NY Faerie Festival – Quaquaga, NY

The NY Faerie Festival is held in Upstate New York just east of Binghamton on State Route 79 and Doolittle Road in Quaquaga, New York. The three-day festival occurs in the last weekend of June. The family-friendly gathering celebrates nature’s

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May Day Fairie Festival – Glen Rock, PA

The May Day Fairie Festival is held annually at Spoutwood Farm, just outside of Glen Rock, PA, 45 minutes north of Baltimore, 30 minutes south of York, PA. “Unite and unite and let us all unite, for summer is a-coming

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