A fairy good chance to break a world record

A swarm of wings, wands and tutus will converge on Old Gippstown later this month when the park attempts to break a world record.

The second annual ‘Fairies in the Park’ event aims to attract 1000 people dressed as fairies.

A group in the United Kingdom currently holds the record of 871 fairies in one location.

Participants are required to have wings, a wand and a tutu, or a Peter Pan-style skirt.

“There will be colouring competitions, a fairy Godmother for story time, live music, rides, photo opportunities with fairies, face painting, market stalls, food and showbags,” Old Gippstown events coordinator Beck Madyson said.

“It’s a family fun day to get together as fairies,” she said.

Fairies in the Park will be held at Old Gippstown on Sunday, 21 August from 10am to 2pm, with the world record count at noon at the waterwheel.

The cost is $5 per person and children under two have free entry.

In order to keep lines down on the day, pre-book tickets by phoning Old Gippstown on 5127 3082.