Directions & FAQ

Q: What is a “Fairy Festival”?

A: It is NOT a renaissance faire. We are not at all based on real-world history. Instead, we are a celebration of fairy tales, folklore, and mythology (with a dose of popular modern fantasy). Fairy Festivals are better known further north, and many cite the May Day Faerie Festival at Spoutwood Farm, PA, founded in 1991, as the first major Fairy Festival. Our goal is not historical accuracy or education, but joy, open-inclusion, and an escape from the real world through art, dance, and song (the locally crafted mead, beer, and cider help, too).

Q: Where is the Festival of Legends?

A: The Festival of Legends is now at Optimist Farm, 2908 Optimist Farm Road, Apex, NC 27539.

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Q: May I bring my pet(s) to the Festival?

A: Sorry, but pets are not permitted at the Festival of Legends. Service animals are, of course, always welcome.

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Q: Do I have to come in costume?

A: Only if you want to – jeans and t-shirts are just as welcome as Renaissance garb, dragon costumes, fairy wings, Steampunk and Dr. Who cosplay (all of which we – and you – will see).

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 Q: Can I come “armed” to the event?

A: We would prefer no live-steel (ie sharpened blades) or fire arms (concealed or otherwise). If you do bring a sword, ax, mace, tetsubo, atlatl, or what-have-you to the event, we require that it be peace-tied (bound with cord so that it cannot be easily drawn). This applies to anything that looks like a weapon, be it a prop or battle-ready/functional.

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 Q: I bought a ticket / VIP package on-line; how do I get it?

A: All tickets and VIP packages can be collected at Will Call, which will be located within the ticket booth, which is located next to the front gate; you have to pass it to enter the Festival.

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 Q: I live far away, but I really want to come; travel suggestions?

If you are looking to car pool, we suggest posting on our Festival of Legends Facebook Events Page and see if there are any Festival goers in your area. If you are looking for a convenient hotel, we recommend the Comfort Inn Apex:
1411 East Williams Street
Apex, NC 27539
(919)387-4600