EUGENE, Ore. — Sunday marked the last time people will be celebrating the Faerieworlds Festival in Eugene. Festival organizers say Lane County cancelled their contract after residents put up a fight against large outdoor gatherings at Emerald Meadows. What this all means is that next year they’ll set up shop near Portland at Horning’s Hideout.
This was the event’s 13th year and while excited for what the future holds, organizers say they hope this change will encourage people to get involved when they care about things in their community.
“Our situation is a great example of how the voices of very few can deprive the benefits to many. So, get involved, vote, understand what’s going on and support the things you love,” said festival co-producer Robert Gould.
Around 175 vendors were set up this year. Coordinators say that 5,000 or 6,000 visitors came through each day.