A view of Ottery St Mary, which holds the centuries-old Pixie Day celebration

Pixie Day in Ottery St Mary 2022

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Pixie Day in Ottery St Mary 2022

The legend began that Ottery St Mary was once occupied by Pixies.

Pixies were forced into exile by the emergence of the humans and the building of the church.

The last straw was the noise of the church bells which they could not bear. The pixies would do whatever they could to stop the church bells from ringing as they believed that every time the bell was struck, a pixie would die.

So on one midsummer's day in 1454 they invaded the town and captured all the bell ringers and imprisoned them in a cave by the river. This cave is still known as Pixie's Parlour.

Date: 25 June 2022
Location: Ottery St Mary, Devon, England
Tickets: Free to attend

More information: Learn more about the event here

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