A MAGICAL event has been held for the first time,

Dummer Faery Festival took place on July 21 and 22 at Dummer Down Farm, with the day being organised by school friends, Vanessa Pullinger and Clare Wakeford.

The festival itself had over 50 stalls including food stands, The Faery and Toadstool bar and a stage which saw Corvus headline the event on Sunday.

Other stalls offered a wide variety of goods from crystals to clothing, to gifts and jewellery.

Vanessa said “We really wanted to bring something different to the local area, so we decided to organise a Faery Festival.

"Clare and I organised everything ourselves from all the months of planning to the final delivery. Luckily, we had plenty of help from family, friends, the local Scouts and the Scout leader’s family, we are eternally grateful for all the support.

"The event was all about bringing the community together and creating a magical friendly vibe, which we feel we achieved.”

Children were also heavily engaged at the event, with a wide array of entertainment. This included Shetland ponies dressed as unicorns, entertainers, storytelling, art stands and inflatables.

Children even had the opportunity to spot and see the festival’s very own walk about faery Felicity Fyr le Fay.

The event also had free workshops running all day for people of all ages, including meditation, gong baths and Shamanic drumming.

Vanessa went on to say “We were happy with the turn out and feedback. Everyone was asking when the next one will be! The answer is next year but the dates will need to be confirmed.”

To find out more go to faeryology.co.uk.