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Bumblewood Thicket fairy village comes alive in Bozeman

Bumblewood Thicket Fairy Village
Bumblewood Thicket fairy village
Posted at 11:31 AM, Sep 02, 2022

The fairies are back in Bozeman at Glen Rotary Park for the third annual Bumblewood Thicket Fairy Village. The "executive enchantment director" of Random Acts of Silliness, Danielle Thomsen, is very excited about this year's fairy village.

“Bumblewood Thicket is a fairy village that is here all year, has been here for maybe hundreds of years, maybe longer, we don't know, and once a year around this time, the fairies decide to lift the enchantment that hides the houses so that humans can see it,” says Thomsen.

There are 20 structures created by artists all around the trail, including fairy houses and businesses all scaled down to be the perfect fairy size.

“Local artists who served as our fairy architects to help the fairies make their dreams come to life and build these beautiful homes,” explained Thomsen.

Chet Work, the director of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, says he is just as excited for the fairy village and that it is not just for the eyes of children.

“It's anyone who's young at heart and we'll put it that way. I bring my kids every year but I may be the most excited about it,” says Work.

He said the GVLT is proud to work on such a fun project for the community with their organizing partners.

“At GVLT we work to create and catalyze trails for the community. So we love partnering with random acts of silliness because they introduce so many people to this small trail network over a three week period," says Work.

With this being the third installment of the fairy village, the manager of Parks & Recreation in Bozeman, Jamie Saitta, is excited for the project to be using the park once again: “The benefit to parks and recreation is just knowing that we're a part of something that is bringing people outside that is helping with their mental and physical well being."

The Bumblewood Thicket Fairy Village is free to the public and open until September 18, so make sure you come to experience the magic while you can.