Some call me Good Queen Deirdre of the Faerie Realm, and it is true, I am benevolent toward all the creatures of the world, including, and most especially, humankind. I seek to help them by bringing from the land of Faerie all the best wishes for optimism, hope and prosperity. I have traveled everywhere but have settled, lo, these many years in the shadows and glens, the brightness and promise of the Berkshire Mountains. I look forward to our second year of magical merriment as I am joined by the great wizard, Gruulach, Keeper of Time and Space, fellow faeries of every sort, elves, pixies, brownies. leprechauns, other magical beings, and you dear dwellers of the ‘shire, as well as visitors from many places near and far, who come to celebrate at the Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival.
People ask me where I am from. It is a natural question but not easily answered. I come from a place where the moon plays music for the stars and the sun dances in the light of morning. I am made of the elements: fire, water, air and earth. My people were mighty once but have stayed hidden in the lore of memory and the song of story. We faeries cannot resist a call for joy and blessings, however, so I emerge out of hiding to bring happiness, a respect for the earth and the promise of good things to come.
My Faerie King has sent me to bestow the magic of belief and the invitation to imagine. I love a day devoted to whimsy, merriment and play because it can inspire people to create and make possible all kinds of wonderful things. Come to the Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival on June 17th between the hours of 10:00am and 10:00pm in Adams, Massachusetts at Bowe Field. There will be music, storytelling, puppets, vendors, a faerie village and a dragon pit. Come to the Queen tent, and I will make you faerie ambassadors to spread the word that faeries are fun, and that new ideas for the future of the region are summer blossoms full of light and color.
Let us come together to celebrate nature, beauty and the spirit of community.
The Faerie Queen