Vermont Fairy Tale Festival & Vermont Viking Invasion


Below, you will find a description of the festival we hosted last fall. This year, we are planning the Vermont Viking Invasion and it will be held September 21-23, with the 22nd being open to the public from 10-6pm free of charge.  You’ll see authentic Viking encampments and some of the best sword fighting in the world as we welcome Vikings from 8 states and 3 countries. For more info on the festival, follow the Vermont Viking Invasion on Facebook.  We will put together another Vermont Fairy Tale Festival for the fall of 2019.

Our organizational meeting for the next Fairy Tale event is set for Saturday, August 18 at 10am here at the library. All are welcome.


The Vermont Fairy Tale Festival: A Celebration of Vermont’s Public Libraries

Saturday, September 23, 2017   10-4pm

Sherburne Memorial Library, Killington VT

The event is similar to a Renaissance Faire, but in this case each booth will be a different fairy tale.  Kids and families can visit each tale, learn the story and make something to take home.  Admission to the event is a non-perishable item for the food bank or an item for the humane society.  The event will take place rain or shine.  Killington -Pico Rotary and Killington Fire and Rescue will be food vending for part of the day.  We’ll have craft vendors, Viking fighters, and two artists in residence to help participants create flower fairies.  We also have to amazing storytellers scheduled to be here performing throughout the day.  Gifford Woods State Park will be hosting some fairy houses the day of the festival that will adorn one of their more popular hiking trails.  A huge thanks to our sponsors: Casella Waste Management and the Greater Killington Women’s Club.

Find out all the latest information by following our Facebook page: Vermont Fairy Tale Festival

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Participating Libraries and Tales Chosen:

Brownell Library & Essex Free Library: Rapunzel         South Burlington Community Library: Chronicles of Narnia

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library & Bennington Free Library: Dragons     Pettee Memorial Library: Jack and the Beanstalk

Lawrence Memorial Library: The Musicians of Bremen     Winhall Memorial Library: Little Red Riding Hood

Aldrich Public Library: Tam Lin     Stowe Free Library: Harry Potter     Fletcher Free Library: Peter Pan

Dorset Village Library: Hansel and Gretel     Readsboro Community Library: Alice in Wonderland

Poultney Public Library: Robin Hood   West Rutland Free Library: The Princess and the Pea

Whitingham Free Public Library: The Little Mermaid   Kellogg Hubbard Library: StoryWalk

Fairfax Public Library: Camelot   Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile Crew: Costumed Characters

Waterbury Public Library: The Kissing Booth  Windsor Public Library: Yo-Yo Stories