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About Fairytale Nights
Fairytale Nights at Rock City
Adventure awaits you at Rock City’s newest spring event, Fairytale Nights – where Dreams come to life! Join us on a spectacular journey as we travel to a faraway kingdom where magic is around every turn. Help Little Red Riding Hood avoid the Big Bad Wolf; follow Jack as he ventures off the beanstalk into the giant’s lair; enjoy the radiant gardens with Cinderella; learn to sword fight with a knight! Don’t miss this chance to make magical memories at Rock City’s Fairytale Nights!
Hours and Pricing
April 1 - 17, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm
|Adult||Child (ages 3-12)|
|Fairytale Nights Premiere Event Pricing||$22.95||$12.95|
|Fairytale Nights Regular Weekday Pricing||$19.95||$11.95|
*Premiere Event Pricing – Valid Thursdays to Saturdays
*Special Weekday Pricing – Valid Sundays to Wednesdays
Inclement Weather Information
Due to the outdoor nature of this event, there is a possibility that Fairytale Nights would need to close for inclement weather. Any changes in operating hours for Fairytale Nights will be posted on the Rock City homepage, the Fairytale Nights page, and our Facebook page. You may also call our Hospitality Desk at 706-820-2531 with any questions regarding operating hours. Please note that because Fairytale Nights includes costumed actors, there may be instances where the regular daytime tour of Rock City is open for visitors, but we must close for Fairytale Nights due to weather.
Fairytale Nights Activities
Fairytale Nights Activities
Meet your favorite fairytale characters as you experience the enchanting gardens at Rock City! Fairytale Nights is full of fun and magical activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
Join John & Dale Stokes with “Wings to Soar” for this educational and interactive show.
Nightly in the Critter Classroom with show times at 6:15 pm, 6:50 pm & 7:30 pm
Ik the Troll King
Appearing in Stone Forge Village
Friday & Saturday Evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Meet and interact with a real live troll and hear wild and fanciful tales as Ik, the Troll King entertains the crowd at Stone Forge Tavern.
Bryan Thompson has been performing as Ik on the RenFaire Circuit for over 15 years, in addition to improvisational performing at Disney World, Netherworld, and private venues.
Seven Dwarves’ Mining Co. Gem Panning*
Mine for gems like the Seven Dwarves did! Kids can use sifters to search for gems and find a treasure to take home.
Fairyland Coloring Station
Visit with the Three Little Pigs and enjoy this FREE activity during your magical journey.
Join local storytellers in the Garden’s Gateway Gift Shop for story time on Thursday-Saturday evenings. Enjoy as they bring some of our beloved fairytale stories to life through the spoken word.
Story Times are at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 pm
Enchanted Tea with Alice
April 4, 11, & 12 - Reservations Required
Enjoy an enchanted tea hosted by Alice and the White Rabbit, with special appearances by Cinderella, Snow White & Sleeping Beauty. Click the link at left for more details.
Knights' Training Academy
Children of all ages can train to scale a castle wall, sword fight & learn basic archery. Knights completing the academy are presented to Queen Guinevere in a special ceremony in The Great Hall.
$13 online or at Ticket Desk, $15 at Climbing Wall
*Additional cost for some kids’ activities.
Cinderella Meet & Greet with photos by KODAK!
Guests can visit with Cinderella and have the special moment captured by KODAK nightly on the Cliff Terrace Porch.
Fairytale Photo Ops!
Have your picture made with your favorite fairytale characters throughout the Enchanted Trail.
Additional Kodak photographers:
- Castle Entrance
- Knighting Ceremony
Leather craft and jewelry vendors will be open Thursday-Saturday evenings. (The vendor marketplace is located outside of Gardens Gateway at the end of the Enchanted Trail.)
Fairytale Nights transforms Rock City into a magical kingdom inhabited by princes and princesses from your favorite stories. During your visit, you’ll see these popular fairytale characters:
Sleeping Beauty and Her Prince
Other characters appearing nightly include:
- Rocky the Elf
- Prince Charming
- Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother
- Frog Princess (Princess Lily)
- Frog Prince (Prince Robert)
- Sleeping Beauty’s Fairy Guardian
- The Evil Queen
- Knight of the Round Table
- Queen Guinevere
- Little Red Riding Hood
- The Three Little Pigs
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Town Crier
- Castle Guard
Enchanted Tea with Alice
Enchanted Tea Time with Alice and Friends
You're invited to a tea party hosted by Alice and the White Rabbit! Special appearances by Cinderella, Snow White & Sleeping Beauty. This special limited-capacity event includes tea and hors d'oevres as well as front of the line admission to Fairytale Nights. Children also receive a small gift and souvenir photo by Kodak with Alice and Friends.
Three Course Tea Menu includes Crumpets, Sandwiches, Fresh Fruit, Desserts, Hot Tea, Hot Chocolate, Hot Cider, Coffee, Iced Tea and Coca-Cola Products.
Dates and Times:
2016 Dates Coming Soon
Tea with Alice Pricing:
Children (Ages 2-12): $29.95
Children Under 2: Free with families, but will not receive gift or photo.
**Please note: Tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. Special Ticket Purchase. No coupons, discounts, or other promotions can be used in combination with this ticket purchase.
Annual Passholders: Discounted tickets for Tea with Alice are available to Annual Passholders for $21.95 per person. Guests must present annual pass along with admission ticket at the event. To make reservations for these discounted tickets, please call 423-475-8988.
In March and April, look for Redbud Trees, Kwansan Cherry Trees, and Viburnum blooming in our gardens. Don’t miss the breathtaking views from Lover’s Leap as spring blooms at beautiful Rock City Gardens!
Partners & Sponsors
Rock City is proud to partner with Emily’s Power for a Cure during the Fairytale Nights event. Emily was diagnosed with Stave IV Neuroblastoma in October 2005. This beautiful, strong-willed little girl, known as the Pink Power Ranger Princess, fought with everything she had for four months to beat her cancer. On February 20, 2006 while undergoing surgery to remove her tumor, Emily won her battle and went to dance in heaven.
Her family wishes to continue her fight and find a cure for this disease. Emily’s Power for a Cure is her fight against cancer carrying on! While the goal of the foundation is to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for Neuroblastoma, there are more and more immediate needs for families and children fighting this disease. The foundation, Emily’s namesake, was founded in 2006 by Emily’s parents, Jonathon and Wendy Ransom.