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Faerieworlds is an annual music and arts festival currently held annually in the U.S. state of Oregon. The festival's primary theme is the "realm of the faerie". As of 2015, the festival moved to Hornings Hideout near Portland after many recent festivals had been held at Mount Pisgah in the Howard Buford Park Recreation Area southeast of Eugene, Oregon. The 2015 and 2016 festivals were held the first weekend of at Horning's Hideout and the 2017 festival will be held on August 25-27.[1][2]


Faerieworlds was started by Emilio and Kelly Miller-Lopez of the musical group Woodland, and Robert Gould of the transmedia arts company Imaginosis. The festival features artists, authors, musicians and crafters whose work is connected to or inspired by folklore, specifically faerie lore.[3]


Faerieworlds Festivals have now taken place in Sedona and Prescott, Arizona, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Los Angeles, California, North Plains, Oregon, and from 2005 to 2008 at Secret House Winery in Veneta, Oregon. Faerieworlds 2009 was moved to Mount Pisgah to accommodate a larger number of daily attendees and to allow onsite camping to thousands of guests, and it was held there from 2010 to 2014. In 2014, the Lane County Board of Commissioners voted to not allow Faerieworlds, and another event, to use the Buford Park location in 2015.[4] The result of this was a return of the festival to Hornings Hideout, an outdoor festival venue just west of Portland Oregon.

Performers and artists[edit]

The festival main stage has included such acts as Donovan, Omnia, Wardruna, Faun, Rasputina, Woodland, Johnny Cunningham, Susan McKeown, John Renbourn, Karan Casey, Gaia Consort, Treguenda, Frenchy and the Punk (formerly The Gypsy Nomads), Sharon Knight, S. J. Tucker and Heather Alexander, as well as their band Tricky Pixie, and Qntal.

Artists and authors featured at Faerieworlds have included Lindsey Stirling, Brian Froud, Tony DiTerlizzi, Michael Hague, Wendy Froud, Jen Delyth, Terri Windling, Charles Vess, Charles De Lint and Amy Brown.


The creators of Faerieworlds also produce an event on the east coast called FaerieCon International, which first took place on the weekend of October 10-12, 2007-2008 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. FaerieCon moved to Baltimore in 2009 and took place at the Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in 2009-2016, and will return to the now Delta Marriott Hunt Valley on November 4-6, 2017. In February 2012 and 2013 FaerieCon West was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle. FaerieCon West eventually was renamed Mythicworlds: Convention and Masquerades, and now takes place annually at the Seatac Doubletree Hilton, with the 2017 event announced for February 2–4.


  1. ^ "Faerieworlds 2009". UpcomingCons.com.
  2. ^ "Faerieworlds Gets Reprieve". Register Guard. Eugene, Oregon. March 3, 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Proud of Froud: How puppets and pressed fairies can lead to fame and fortune". Eugene Weekly.
  4. ^ "County puts venue in cold storage". Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon. May 18, 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.

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