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Saturday, September 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fairy House Tour

Join us for the beloved annual family-friendly outdoor event, Fairy House Tour!

Come see hundreds of enchanting fairy houses on display on the grounds of the Strawbery Banke Museum, Governor John Langdon House, Prescott Park Arts Festival and the Gundalow waterfront. Plus, enjoy fairy-inspired performances by the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater, on the Arts Festival’s Wilcox Main Stage, and New Hampshire Theatre Project, in the gardens of the Governor John Langdon House and The Players’ Ring, throughout the weekend.

Join us for fun, food and family activities.


Don’t miss the 2023 edition of the Fairy House Tour, coming back this fall.

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Tickets are valid for entry on either Saturday, September 23 or Sunday, September 24. Each Fairy House Tour ticket includes admission to each historic museum and their grounds. This is a rain or shine event. Entrance to Prescott Park is always free and open to all. 


A Special Fairy House Presentation

On the Arts Festival’s Wilcox Main Stage

Southern New Hampshire Dance Theatre will perform a 20 minute excerpt of their original Fairy Dance Ballet, inspired by and initially in collaboration with Tracy Kane, author of the Fairy House Book Series.  
Performances on the Arts Festival’s Wilcox Main Stage will be at 
11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm
Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater (SNHDT) was founded in 1996 and has quickly become the most well-respected dance school in the New England area. Our school is known for its outstanding Pre-Professional dance program and performing company – Southern NH Youth Ballet.  SNHDT’s highly skilled faculty is committed to providing students with quality dance training in a caring and nurturing environment.

The Performing Company (SNHYB) was established in 1998 by Artistic Director Patricia Lavoie, Southern NH Youth Ballet is the official performing company of Southern NH Dance Theater and has been educating dancers and inspiring audiences throughout New Hampshire for more than fifteen years.  Since 2001, the Youth Ballet has been the resident Nutcracker performing company at the historic Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH. During this time, the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra and the Palace Theatre Festival Orchestra have accompanied the Youth Ballet.

By providing young dancers with quality dance training and unique performing opportunities, the Youth Ballet continues to inspire youth in the community, fostering their artistic growth and enriching their lives. Southern NH Youth Ballet is proud to be the only company from New Hampshire to join RDA Northeast.



The Youth Ballet presents three major performances throughout the year: The Nutcracker, a Spring Performance in April and the school’s Year-End Performance in May. Graduates of Southern NH Youth Ballet have been contracted with professional companies and productions including Joffrey Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Ballet Austin, Nevada Ballet Theatre, The Metropolitan Opera, Sacramento Ballet, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Walkerdance, Gus Giordano, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story.