Mermaids, Faeries, and Us

Two faeries
Two faeries

October 5, 2019 was a cold, cold day although bright with sunshine. We arrived at the Trumbauersville Fire Station around 8:30 and commenced the shivering that continued most of the day. We had signed up for a Faerie Festival (the first one held at the fire station) earlier in the year – it was summer then – and now this: 49 degree temps coupled with a cold breeze. Our space was in the garage where the fire trucks were usually parked and with both big doors open, it was – shall we say – refreshing. After tightly zipping up our jacket and sweater, we set up, along with a chocolate candy seller (with delicious free samples) and a couple of face painters, really glad we were wearing our warm socks, heavy shoes, tights. Gloves might have been overkill, but still…summer-warmed blood…

The festival had been advertised as including a “pod” of mermaids as well as faeries and exotic creatures. We took a walk around the firehouse and found this:

Above ground mermaid pool.
Above ground mermaid pool.

We estimated the temperature of the water at about 65 degrees F. More shivering and standing back far enough to avoid being splashed. Almost.

Mermaid in pool
Mermaid in pool

BELOW: She’s actually smiling!

Mermaid in shell
Mermaid in pearly shell.



A little beyond the pond we saw a lovely mermaid sitting in her shell. She was also smiling and welcoming anyone who wanted a photo with her.

We declined. We could sit in the shell, but most likely not be able to get up.

We were visited by a fairy with wings. She was blowing bubbles.

A number of children got their faces painted.

Some went for a ride on unicorn.

Unicorn ponies
Unicorn ponies
Singers
Singers

And the cool breeze didn’t deter this group of singers from presenting a fine show. Of course, they were in the sun.

We had a lovely day at this unique event.