From Our Editors
For the past 15 years, revelers, families, and lovers of music, arts, faerie, and fantasy gather annually in the forest at Portland’s Hornings Hideout to "experience the magic of the realm." The family-friendly festival brings together music acts from around the globe, including tribal and pagan rock bands, folk trios, hurdy gurdy masters, ghost cellists, and more ethereal artists. The musical performances are surrounded by a vibrant village of international food vendors and over 80 arts and crafts vendors. Under bright lights and twinkling stars, audiences shed their inhibitions to dance, commune, eat, drink, and find new friends during the three-day celebration.
Faerieworlds, a soft footprint event, reduces its impact on the physical world by using environmentally sound practices and encouraging audiences to do the same. Organic and vegetarian food vendors fill the bellies of hungry guests while environmentally conscious local beer, mead, and wine vendors satisfy thirst. Afterward guests can employ the onsite glass, paper, and plastic recycling programs.