Living Myth Legend Fest - The Story
The Seelie Fae Queen was sitting at Court one day, and her Fae/Human liaison came to her (?). The Fae keep tabs on humans at all times, and though thousands of years had passed in the Fae Realm, their memories are long, and they kept checking in on Thornberry. This sounds like a long time, but remember, many magical creatures live for thousands of years, too. Time passes differently there in the Otherworld.
The Queen knew that the good people of Thornberry were still going through the end of the great Plague of the Green Dragon and his wizard consort. She knew that they were rebuilding their homes, their stores of grain, and it was a great task. She also knew that humans, like Fae, are often cheered by social gatherings. What better way to truly know that they were on their way to recovery from the Dragon's assault than to have them come to visit the World of the Fae?
Also, she knew that humans had much to learn. Dancing, art, all manner of skills were needed to heal humankind, and the Fae had such knowledge. She knew that the festival needed to include learning.