CENTERVILLE — Get a little taste of magic, right here in Davis County.
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre will be holding their annual Fairytale Festival Sept. 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The festival, now in its fourth year, includes a wide variety of fairy tale and storybook-related activities designed for families to enjoy together.
“I think it’s become popular because parents have the opportunity to expose their children to the joy and magic of fairy tales,” said Shelley Davies, who organized the event. “We have more little princesses and pirates every year.”
There are a variety of activities available at the festival, many of which are free. Live performances will be held on the front steps of the theater throughout both days, many of which will be fairy tale-themed. On the theater’s main stage, CenterPoint Academy performers will put on the youth adaptation of the popular Christmas story “Elf.”
“It’s going to be so cute,” she said.
There will also be face painting, a bouncy castle, games, Build-a-Castle, and a variety of fairy tale crafts including fairy houses and wand making. In addition, the bottom floor of the theater will become the Great Storytelling Hall.
“It’s a free event, but you have to get in line,” said Davies. “It’s very popular.”
Other events require individual ticket purchases and/or registration, including the Princess Tea Party, Knights of Chivalry Training, Captain Hook Scalawag School, and the Villain and Rogue Ball. All events are completely family friendly.
Another ticketed event is the Daddy-Daughter Ball, set for Sept. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. The event includes dessert, dancing, and appearances by several princesses.
Dads are asked to dress in Sunday best or formal attire, while daughters are encouraged to come dressed in their fanciest princess costumes.
“It’s so adorable, and one of my favorite things to watch,” Davies said of the ball. “Everyone gets dressed up, and the atmosphere is so enchanting.”
The festival will also include service opportunities. There will be a booth where children with long hair can get it cut, then donate the hair to help make wigs for children who are dealing with cancer. A wishing well will also be on hand to help provide support to young hospital patients.
“You can make cards, drop them in the well, and they’ll be donated to patients at Primary Children’s,” said Davies, adding that money can be donated as well.
Also on hand for the fair will be Read Today, one of the festival’s sponsors. The Utah-based literacy initiative is focused on improving the reading abilities in children across the state, a mission that falls right in line with that of the festival.
“We want (the festival) to be very focused on community, education and giving back to others,” said Davies.
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre is located at 525 N. 400 West in Centerville. To purchase tickets to individual events or for more information, visit centerpointtheatre.org/special-event/fairytale-festival.