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:
We estimated the temperature of the water at about 65 degrees F. More shivering and standing back far enough to avoid being splashed. Almost.
BELOW: She’s actually smiling!
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.
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.