Past Events 2016

12th Annual Fairy House Tour

September 24 - 25, 2016  

11 AM- 3 PM  Rain or Shine 


The Friends of the South End Portsmouth Fairy House Tour--the world's largest fairy house tour--takes place each fall in the historic South End neighborhood of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. More than 200 fairy houses built by creative professionals, community members, and students will be on display on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the Governor John Langdon House, and in Prescott Park.

Tracy Kane, the award-winning author and illustrator of the Fairy Houses Series® of books, which popularized fairy house building worldwide, served as the original inspiration for the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour. Back by popular demand, Tracy will be on hand both Saturday and Sunday to greet fairy fans and sign books.

Visitors to the 12th Annual Fairy House Tour will also have the chance to see excerpts from "Fairy Houses--the Ballet" performed both days on the Prescott Park Arts Festival Stage and see performances of "Shakespeare's Fairies" by the NH Theatre Project in the Langdon grove. Families are also invited to build their own fairy houses on Peirce Island. 

This magical community charity event is produced by Friends of the South End with the assistance of Canoe Harbor Consulting. All proceeds benefit the organizations, schools, and community groups who make the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour possible. In 2015, more than 8,000 grandparents, parents, and children attended this wonderful event.

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***Volunteers are still needed! Please sign up here

Tickets are now on sale online and in select Portsmouth Retailers.

2016 Advance Tickets Prices*

$25 per family (two adults & two children OR one adult and four children)
$12 per adult
$8.00 per senior
$4.00 per child ages 3-12.

*Day-of prices are higher

FOSE Lobster Bake Sunday October 16, 2016

Sanders Lobster Co

54 Pray Street Portsmouth

Please join us for our annual Lobster Bake at Sanders Lobster Company from 12 to 2 PM on Sunday, October 16, 2016. This is a great event which kicks off the fall season as well as promotes a sense of community as we gather around the table. And what a great view!

The prices this year are unchanged*** :                                                                                                                                                                          Lobster Meal   $20   (includes a full sized lobster, clams, potatoes, egg, and kielbasa sausage!)                                                                       Extra Lobster  $10                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hamburger      $5

***Included in the price are salads, chips, beverages, and as a special treat, Gail Sanders has generously offered again this year to make her wonderful apple crisp served with vanilla ice cream.

FOSE members who have not received an evite may contact event coordinator Sue Shea. Sue is also calling for volunteers to help with set up, bagging, serving, manning of the grill, and clean up. It's easy and fun.

DON'T MISS this special event!