A family-friendly alternate universe returns home. Seven years after leaving Lane County for Horning’s Hideout west of Portland, Faerieworlds: A Gathering of Tribes is back in Eugene, just in time to celebrate its 20th anniversary. “The heart of the festival was in Eugene,” says Emilio Miller-Lopez, co-producer of the three-day event. He notes that while the event at Horning’s Hideout went reasonably well, “it was never quite like Eugene. We are happy to have it back. The Vending Village, with more than 70 craft and food stalls, will be populated by traveling performers, storytellers and puppeteers. There will be a children’s activity area and a fairy market outside the extended fence area with free admission until 5 p.m. each day. And, yes, there is music on three stages with notable artists. Look for Irish singer-songwriter Kila, whose work was featured in the film wolf walkersas well as Iranian singer-songwriter Azam Ali, whose music has been on films The matrix and Thor. Add Casey Neil and the Norway Rats, Wake the Dead, Black Magdalene and many more. It is good to welcome Faerieworlds into its spiritual home.

Faerieworlds: A Gathering of the Tribes, the largest fairy and Celt-themed event in the United States, runs from 2-10 p.m. Friday, June 17 and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 18-19 at the Cuthbert Amphitheatre. Tickets cost between $91 and $156 for a three-day pass, between $31 and $56 on Fridays, and between $41 and $66 on Saturdays and Sundays. Parking is free.