Special Events

13th Annual Fairy House Tour

In collaboration with the Friends of the South End

The Portsmouth Fairy House Tour is the world's largest fairy house tour.

Event Dates

September 23, 2017 - 11:00AM
September 24, 2017 - 11:00AM
September 23, 2017 - 11:00AM
September 24, 2017 - 11:00AM

The 13th annual event will be held in Portsmouth's historic South End on the grounds of the Governor John Langdon House, Strawbery Banke Museum, Prescott Park and Peirce Island. More than 200 handcrafted fairy houses made by local artists, florists, garden clubs club members, businesses, families and local school children will be on display, including 10 select fairy houses build by creative professionals and judged by a panel of three judges, including Fairy Houses Series® Author/ Illustrator Tracy Kane.

 Tracy Kane, the Fairy Houses Series® author and illustrator will be on hand both days of the Tour to greet ticket holders and sign autographs. In addition, visitors can expect to see performances by the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater and the NH Theatre Project.

 Tickets will go on sale this summer. Advanced tickets are $25 per family, $12 per adult, $8.00 per senior and $4.00 per child ages 3-12. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $15.00 per adult, $10.00 per senior, and $5.00 per child ages 3-12 and $30 family (two adult/ two children or one adult/four children). Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. For more information, to purchase tickets or to register to build a house, please visit www.portsmouthfairyhousetour.com


The main information/ticket booths will be located at Peirce Island, Marcy Street, and at the corner of Court and Washington Streets. All Tour attendees must check in at a ticket booth to receive their tour maps and wristbands - tickets will not be emailed or mailed. 


Limited parking is available on Peirce Island. Free parking is also available on Junkins Avenue.