Enchanted Forest of Fergus – A night of music, artwork and magic

FERGUS – Over 2500 visitors attended the second annual Enchanted Forest of Fergus, held Sept. 22 and 23 within the forested space behind the Centre Wellington Group Sportsplex. The occasion raises funds for Massive Brothers Massive Sisters of Centre Wellington. Dwell musical performances included the Toronto String Quartet, the Vaudevillian, Yasgur’s Farm, and The Sidewalk Crusaders.

Along with these acts, the “Wizard of the Woods” Rob Energy carried out magic reveals all through the night time and a secret passageway led attendants to a theatre manufacturing spearheaded by Norah Wardell of Dance and Coronary heart dance firm, in partnership with the Elora Group Theatre. 

Co-founder Julia Zimmerman was thrilled with the turnout, greater than doubling the inaugural occasion held in 2022.

“Thanks a lot to our lovely group and everybody who attended. We’re so completely happy to proceed making a magical expertise collectively,” Zimmerman advised the Advertiser.

“We noticed 110% visitor rely progress from final 12 months’s occasion and are trying ahead to persevering with to broaden within the coming years,” she added.

Jessica Gurd of Hedge Tarot, participated as a vendor each nights and is worked up to return for future reveals.

“Often once I attend reveals they’re in conference halls, underneath brilliant fluorescent lights, and I’m at all times exhausted afterwards. With this present, being within the open air underneath the bushes from twilight by way of moonrise with my ft on an precise forest flooring… I felt like I may have accomplished that present all week,” Gurd mentioned. 

“It was sincerely, most likely my favorite present I’ll ever be part of – I can’t think about my vendor expertise being higher.”

For extra details about the Enchanted Forest of Fergus, or to get entangled go to fergusenchantedforest.com or discover them on fb at fb.com/FergusEnchantedForest and instagram @fergusenchantedforest.

Magician Rob Energy carried out on the principle stage because the night bought began. Picture by Robyn Louise

Volunteer Emily Hughes (left) poses in entrance of a classic Beetle with co-founder Julia Zimmerman. Picture by Andrew Knight

Roughly 40 distributors attended the occasion over the weekend. Picture by Robyn Louise

A younger attendant stands among the many many props scattered across the forest. Picture by Robyn Louise

An enthusiastic participant dressed as a mushroom poses in a forest scene. Picture by Robyn Louise

Jessica Gurd’s tarot tent among the many bushes within the Enchanted Forest. Submitted Picture

Co-Founders Julia and Chris Zimmerman thank the group Saturday night time from the principle stage. Picture by Robyn Louise

Dance and coronary heart members Kate Marentette, Jenna Worthy, Tiffany Clarke, Paloma von Fielitz and Nicolas Bunch carry out within the “secret passage”. Picture by Robyn Louise

Life-sized Illuminated panels lined the pathway of the forested space behind the Centre Wellington Sportsplex. Picture by Invoice Longshaw

Sandra Rickert and Chris Boucher dance underneath the celebrities over the weekend. Picture by Invoice Longshaw