Elf Fantasy Fair
The Elf Fantasy Fair (Elfia) is an outdoor fantasy event in the Netherlands.
Between 2001 until 2009 it was held in the month of April. From 2009 it has been held twice a year, in April at Castle de Haar, Haarzuilens and in September at Castle Arcen, Arcen. The Haarzuilens fair is the largest fantasy event in Europe and attracts some 22,500 visitors every year. The fair is managed by Stefan Struik since 2008, who also initiated the event in 2001. Next to fantasy, there are also themes from science fiction, LARP, gothic, manga, cosplay and historical reenactment genres.
Previous guests of honour included Terry Pratchett, Robert Jordan, Tarja Turunen, Stanislav Ianevski, Brian Froud, Brian Muir and Christopher Paolini. The German band Faun often headlined the fair and the English lecturer Professor Rotherham regularly gives lectures in the castle’s chapel.