Thursday, May 31, 2012

August 2012 Programs at Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town has some fun events coming up in August:

Moonlight Costume Ball: Men in Tights
Friday, Aug. 3
7 - 11 p.m.
Outlaws wanted! Merry men and women are invited to a night of revelry, music, dancing and more at Fairytale Town's annual Moonlight Costume Ball. This year's Robin Hood-themed fundraiser features a red carpet photo op, giant dance floor, DJ, costume contests, live performance by Celtic rock band Tempest and fun all night long. Proceeds support the renovation of the Sherwood Forest play set. No-host food and bar. Costumes are required. Ticket holders must be at least 21 years of age. ID required. Advance tickets are $10. Day-of tickets are $15. Sponsored in part by Now 100.5 and Sactown Magazine.

Children's Concert Series
Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 4 & 5
2 p.m.
Join Fairytale Town and local performing artists for rockin' matinee concerts on the Mother Goose Stage. Ericka Davis and Kiss N Tell will perform on August 4. The series wraps up with a day of fun, games and music on National Kids Day with performances by the Freebadge Serenaders, Musical Charis and Ricky Berger. Blankets are encouraged. The concerts are free with paid park admission. Weekend admission is $5 for adults and children ages 2 and older and free for children ages 1 and under. For more information, visit or call (916) 808-7462. Sponsored in part by the Loveall Foundation.

Kids Day
Sunday, Aug. 5
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fairytale Town and Chalk it Up partner together to celebrate National Kids Day with carnival games, arts and crafts activities, live music, chalk art and more. Musical Charis, the Freebadge Serenaders and Ricky Berger will perform live on the Mother Goose Stage. Join the fun and celebrate children and the importance of play. Kids Day is free with paid park admission. Weekend admission is $5 for adults and children ages 2 and older and free for children ages 1 and under. For more information, visit  or call (916) 808-7462. Sponsored in part by ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

Family Camp Out at Fairytale Town
Friday, Aug. 10, 5:30 p.m. through Saturday, Aug. 11, 7 a.m.
Spend the night at Humpty Dumpty's house. This overnight adventure includes a theater performance, arts and crafts activities, a scavenger hunt, bedtime stories and a sing-along. Wake up the next morning under Fairytale Town's canopy of trees to a light continental breakfast. Prices range from $35-$45 per person and include all activities. Member discounts are available. For more information, visit or call (916) 808-7462.

The Fairytale Town Troupers present: "A Princess of Stars Episode 3: Return of the Trilogy!"
Saturdays & Sundays, Aug. 18, 19, 25 & 26
Show times at 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.
In their final show of the season, the Fairytale Town Troupers present the closing chapter in the epic sci-fi fairytale "A Princess of Stars." In this original production, the Sisterhood of Space Fairies joins forces with the brave Astra-Knights of Earth for one last confrontation with the evil Drakonian Empire. Performances will be held in the Children's Theater. Tickets are $1 for nonmembers in addition to park admission, and members receive two-for-one admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Fairytale Town main gate or at the entrance to the Children's Theater. For more information, visit or call (916) 808-7462.

Jackie Greene Live at Fairytale Town
Saturday, Aug. 18
Gates open 6:30 p.m. Concert starts 8 p.m.
Sacramento favorite Jackie Greene returns to Fairytale Town for a fourth annual benefit concert. Taking place on the park's Mother Goose Stage, the outdoor concert supports Fairytale Town's education programs and park improvements. Ticket prices are $25 if purchased in June, $30 in July and $35 in August. For concert rules and restrictions, please visit Sponsored in part by Capital Public Radio.

Teacher Workshop: Giving Voice to Children's Literature
Wednesday, Aug. 29
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Learn easy and effective read-aloud techniques from Francie Dillon, a professor of children's literature at Sacramento State University. Her simple techniques make reading and learning fun for everyone. This workshop is free, but preregistration is required. To register, please email For more information, visit or call (916) 808-7462.

Pop-Up Cinema: "The Wizard of Oz"
Friday, Aug. 31
7 & 10 p.m.
Fairytale Town celebrates the completion of the Yellow Brick Road play set with two screenings of this family classic. The 7 p.m. show features the movie and fun arts and crafts activities for kids. The 10 p.m. screening features the movie played along with the cult-favorite Pink Floyd album, "The Dark Side of the Moon." Event tickets are $5 per person. Members and brick owners receive 2-for-1 admission. Tickets will go on sale in August. Blankets and chairs are welcome. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. Sponsored in part by Style Magazine.

About Fairytale Town
Fairytale Town is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit children's park and educational center in Land Park whose mission is to promote the imagination, creativity and education of children. Established in 1959, Fairytale Town is home to 25 three-dimensional play sets based on favorite fairytales and nursery rhymes, a family of 22 rare and miniature breed animals, three interactive learning gardens and two performing arts stages. From March through October, the park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. From November through February, the park is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, visit or call (916) 808-7462.

Blog Post information and  picture courtesy of  Fairytale Town.

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