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The Mermaid Cottage at Mermaid Society SMTX's Splash Aqua Faire

  • The Mermaid Cottage (map)


Hosted by local mermaid entertainment company Full Fathom Five Mermaids & More, 'The Mermaid Cottage' is your go-to Festival destination to 'Get Your Mermaid On' for the day.

Featuring a coloring station and scheduled story times, mini-mermaid makeovers, photo-booths, craft opportunities, a mermaid tail auction and more, The Mermaid Cottage is packed to the gills with magical mermaid moments waiting for you. Let us bring your mermaid dreams to life!


Entry into The Mermaid Cottage is FREE and includes scheduled story times, as well as coloring pages / table for kids.

Mermaid makeovers, photo booth use, printed photos, and craft project activity, are available as priced below:

Say 'hi' to Mermaid Society SMTX Official Mascot, Mermaid Maya

Meet visiting Shell-ebrity Mermaid Shannon, and stay for a scheduled story time reading featuring one of her incredible books at 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM.

Stop by and let your little mer-folks color to their heart's content at our coloring page station!

Shell-fie Clam Shell Photos with a Mermaid
Snap a quick amazing selfie, or have a friend snap your photo using your phone, while posing next to one of our mermaids in our GIANT Shell-fie Clam Shell.

'Mermaid for A Moment' Vintage Paper Moon Photo-Booth
Try on a mermaid tail and flaunt your fins while posing in-tail on our swoon worthy Vintage "Paper Moon". Leave with 2 four-shot photo-strips from this incredible "Mermaid for a Minute" photo-booth experience for the most fin-tastic Aqua Faire keepsake.
($20 / Person)
($15 additional to include a second person in the same sitting: Two person max per sitting)

Mini Mermaid Makeover:
A quick dash of mermaid beautification to boost your photo booth session OR simply to add some finned festivity to your look.
A dash of mermaid shimmer, a little flair for your hair, and a small patch of makeup 'scales' stenciled on your face.
($10 / Person)

Color Your Own Canvas Mermaid Tail Bag:
Grab one of these super cute Mermaid Tail drawstring canvas bags and borrow our fabulous fabric markers to sit at the coloring station and custom color the scales and fluke to make a one-of-a-kind mermaid festival memento!

Mermaid Treasure:
Our mermaids keep a special treasure chest full of curious coins, magical keys, and mysterious mermaid stones. Let your little one pick a special treasure out of our treasure chest to remember their mermaid encounters in San Marcos

Want to leave Aqua Faire with a brand new mermaid tail of your own?
We will be holding a silent auction on site for a highly sought after FinFolk Productions Eternal Ember (Red) Fabric Tail in size Medium. This out of print / limited edition color is from the very first release of these tails and will include the numbered certificate from FinFolk designating it as one of the first 300 FinFolk Fabric Tails ever produced. A full care-sheet will be included.
A MONO-FIN (required for swimming use in the tail) IS NOT INCLUDED.

Bidding will be closed promptly at 5:30 PM and the high bidder will be able to pay for and pick the tail up by 6:00 PM (or will be phoned to make arrangements for payment & pick up at another time if not present at closing of bids).

(The RESERVE Price for this auction item is set at $275 and Bidding will start at $200)

Earlier Event: September 21
4th Annual Mermaid Aqua Faire
Later Event: September 22
"Spill the Tea!" Bunny Bingo Brunch