On July 26, 2023

Magical Mischief unfolds at Rotary Park festival


Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.—RUTLAND—Come Alive Outside and Partners for Prevention are celebrating fantasy, fairytales and folklore during their Magical Mischief festival at Rotary Park this Saturday. 

This free event connects people to the magic of nature with games, activities and a costume parade in the green space of Rotary Park.

Children of all ages can adopt an Ent or test their skills by tackling Merlin’s bootcamp, and create affirmation charms. Build a fairy house, make a wand or create a blessed charm during this celebration of outdoor magic.  Participants can also listen to magical stories told by mythical creatures and soak a mermaid or a mortal in the dunk tank. 

Kids can also dust off their fairy wings for the costume parade at noon, with winners receiving bragging rights, plus a little token of their victory.

There will be food trucks including Frickin’ Chicken and So-Full Sisters on hand serving up signature dishes and beverages for purchase. Participants enjoying the food trucks should bring cash. Families experiencing financial hardship are invited to request food truck vouchers from Arwen@comealiveoutside.com.

“Building on the success of last year’s inaugural wizard-themed wellness event, we are excited to expand the theme to include more fantastical worlds that inspire imagination, creative play, and inclusion,” said Sarah Cosgrove, one of the planners behind this event. “I had so much fun last year,” said 6-year-old Keaton Stine. “I made a lot of stuff and saw lots of people in funny hats. I want to do it again!”

Magical Mischief will take place in light drizzle or shine. Cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on Come Alive Outside’s social media channels and website. 

For more info, visit: comealiveoutside.com/events.

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