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Magic moments at Ellerslie

Published: 14 September 2018
  • Orakei Local Board member Rosalind Rundle (left) and Megan Darrow, manager of Ellerslie Business Association, at the Fairy Festival and Pirate Party.

Magical September continues at Ellerslie Village, where sparkly fairies and pint-sized pirates took part in the fairy festival on Sunday 9 September.

An estimated 6000 people came to the event, which is now in its 18th year. Among the most popular attractions were a Peter Pan show, face painting and candyfloss.

Ōrākei Local Board member Rosalind Rundle says the festival seems to get bigger every year.

"We have started a survey and so far 86 per cent of people say it was a good event or better," she said.

"We had a great time! Thanks so much for providing a fun-filled free morning. We have attended the last 5 years and every year is brilliant." – Survey respondent

More events this month

If you missed out last weekend, there are still plenty of activities coming up.

  • Sunday 16 September 12-3pm
    Union Post Kids Pirate Zone
    Parents can enjoy lunch while our friendly pirate entertains the children in the Kids Zone.
  • Sunday 30 September 11am-3pm
    Fairy and Pirate Crafts Morning
    Meet a real-life fairy and pirate for crafts and entertainment.

Also at Ellerslie Village throughout September:

  • Find where the fairies live: there are 25 fairy doors along the trail throughout the village.
  • Stop in at a local café for a fairy or pirate morning or afternoon tea.
  • Hunt for pirate treasure.
  • Post a letter to a fairy and they might reply!
  • Have a go at the colouring competition. Pick up an entry form from Denise Lee MP’s office or from ellerslievillage.co.nz. You could win a $30 Warehouse Stationery Voucher.

Magical September 2018 is proudly brought to you by the Ellerslie Business Association with the support of the Ōrākei Local Board.

Find out more

ellerslievillage.co.nz/blog

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