Second annual Faerie Gathering planned for June 20 at Paynetown

Officials with Monroe Lake invite parents to bring their children and their own inner child to Paynetown State Recreation Area in Bloomington on June 20 for the second annual Faerie Gathering.

The event will feature craft programs, including making faerie flower tiaras, wands and glowing “dust” necklaces.

A search for faerie treasure rocks will have people exploring the property and trails throughout the day. The day will conclude with an evening campfire program about faeries and mushrooms.

There also will be a faerie garden workshop at 6 p.m. This is the only Faerie Gathering program that requires registration. Spots are limited to 10 people. The cost is $10, and the deadline to register at is June 16.

Aside from the workshop and the faerie dust necklaces ($2), all programs during the event are free with property admission.

Program details and times are at

Admission is $7 per in-state vehicle or $9 per out-of-state vehicle.

Information: Call 812-837-9967 or email