PHOTOS: McKee’s Fairy and Pirate fest is a ‘gnome’ run for kids

Adorable fairies flitted from one activity to another while fierce swashbuckling pirates kept the wild animals of the ‘It’s a Jungle Out There’ exhibit at bay at McKee Botanical Garden’s eighth annual Fairy and Pirate Festival last Saturday.

Boys and girls went on safari hunts, had their faces painted, made crafts and played games amid the enchanting flora of the lush gardens.

Other activities included dancing around the Maypole, watching as cloud creatures floated past, and building fairy houses for pixies and sprites at the Gnome Depot.

Next up, McKee will host the 14th annual Waterlily Celebration on June 16. For more information, visit

Photos by: Denise Ritchie
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