Pine Forest’s Winterfaire Saturday, Nov. 17th 10am-4pm
Winterfaire is a magical, holiday season community event, and like many other Waldorf schools, Pine Forest has had its own annual Winterfaire. In a festive atmosphere make quality crafts (children and adults!), shop for the holidays (all ages here too!), enjoy live entertainment surrounded by a gingerbread wonderland, and treat yourself to a variety of delicious, homemade foods and baked goods. Visit some of the delightful areas especially for children.
Featured Areas of the 2012 Winterfaire:
Gnome Gnook: A favorite for children! No parents allowed! Friendly gnomes are available to guide children with gift choices and gift wrapping each purchase. (1+ tickets each item.)
Elves Corner: Waldorf inspired gifts, perfect for the upcoming holidays. Available will be wooden toys, felted ornaments, crowns and toys, modeling beeswax, books, quilted bags, stocking stuffers, beeswax crayons, and more. Cash, checks, or credit cards accepted.
Merchants’ Market: Shop for a variety of gifts from local artists and vendors. Items this year include: pottery, clay figurines, felted figures, journals, beeswax candles, inspirational gifts, crocheted scarves & hats, ocarinas, reusable sandwich wraps & rice bags, and possibly more. (payment options vary by vendor, generally cash)
Enchanted Cookie Forest: Children choose special cookies hanging from one of the twinkling fir trees (1 ticket)
The Magical Characters Grotto: Father Winter, the Snow Queen or the Ice Princess regally welcome a child in the grotto, offering a special treasure from their basket. (1 ticket)
Storytime Theater: Children enjoy an animated story in an intimate setting. See the schedule to choose your story and time, space is limited.
Winterfaire Make & Take Crafts 2012:
The Bee Hive: dip your own beeswax candle (local beeswax!) and roll a colorful beeswax candle (2-3 tickets)
Silks: Dye your own unique & brightly colored silk scarf or square (10 tickets)
Face Painting: Get a glittery face decoration, your choice of designs (2 tickets)
Fantasy Forest: Make & decorate a wooden sword (3 tickets) and wand (2 tickets)
Glass Gallery: Swirl a glass ball ornament (2 tickets) and create a “stained glass” votive with tissue paper (1 ticket)
BKO Wood & Wool (Big Kids Only, 4th grade & up) Woodburn your own design on a treasure box (3 tickets) and needle felt a bead or ornament (2-3 tickets).
Winterfaire Entertainment 2012
Solo artists are featured in the Valhalla (seating area), while a variety of entertainment is ongoing in the Big Room, with a cake walk and a Holiday Sing-a-along at the end of the day. Pine Forest students will be performing in band, recorder and showcase time slots. Also featured will be Sambatuque, Capoeira and a jazz band.
Winterfaire Culinary Delights 2012
The Comfort Café, Grill and Wood-fired Pizzas are featured this year. The Bake Shoppe with delicious homemade treats and hot drinks await you inside the Valhalla, where seating is available, while local musicians play calming music. Back again will be the Cozy Coffee Shop inside the Big Room, where entertainment and gingerbread creations enchant!
Gingerbread Creations Contest:
Come see the gingerbread creations in the Big Room! The entry form, click here or check in the office, explains the deadlines and rules, open to anyone. Make a silent auction bid on the entry you fancy and make it a holiday centerpiece! The contest winner is the people’s choice! Vote for your favorite!
Admission, parking and entertainment are free, most other activities are ticketed. You can purchase a necklace punch/stamp card with 22 stamps for $20, otherwise individual tickets are $1 each, purchase in the front office. Food & Merchant Market vendors accept only cash (possibly checks).
See the Winterfaire program on November 17 for exact locations, times and prices. Note: there may be some changes from what is seen here–we hope to see you there!
Your 2012 Winterfaire Co-chairs, Vanessa Fitz-Kesler & Amy Huntereece