Hundreds of artists displayed their work during the Salem Art Fair and Festival. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

The Salem Art Fair and Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $5 and admission is free for kids 16 and under and for Oregon Trail Card holders. 600 Mission St. S.E. More info can be found on the Salem Art Association’s website.

Penelope Pendragon swirls her unicorn snot during the Salem Art Fair Saturday. (Saphara Harrell/ Salem Reporter)

While hundreds of people looked at paintings, picked up ceramics or felt handwoven rugs, those in the kids area were offered a different type of art.

Penelope Pendragon stood outside a purple wagon adorned with wooden doors and blue metal windows, welcoming kids and adults to take a peek inside during the Salem Art Fair.

“That was so cool!” said a little girl exiting the trailer, which has been dubbed the whimsical wish wagon. 

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Visitors go inside to make a wish and to read Pendragon’s three ways to world peace.

Pendragon said a lot of wishes are for unicorns.

When she hears that, she asks the kids what they would feed the unicorns if they got them. Many say carrots, but alas, unicorns eat bubble berries.

Inside the wish wagon. (Anna CK Smith/Special to Salem Reporter)

Pendragon said she brings the wagon to events “to help the world become a better place.”

She’s from Las Vegas but brings her wagon with her all over the western states to different festivals.

Pendragon said she started at Renaissance festivals and her outfit – a purple corset, hat and skirt -- gives that away.  

The wish wagon has been around for nearly eight years, she said. The structure originally came from an Egyptian store on the Las Vegas strip that took Pendragon seven years to get.

A little boy in a Superman shirt stepped out of the wish wagon, saying “thank you” and letting Pendragon know that he didn’t see any fairies.

“I have gotten at least two dozen people telling me this is the best thing they’ve seen at the festival,” Pendragon said.

The whimsical wish wagon. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

The whimsical wish wagon. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

People looked at hundreds of different artist's works during the Salem Art Fair. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Lots of jewelry was for sale during the Salem Art Fair. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Children's games were on display during the Salem Art Fair. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

People look at paintings during the Salem Art Fair. (Anna CK Smith/Special to Salem Reporter)

Kids drew on a car outside the event Friday. (Anna CK Smith/Special to Salem Reporter)

Vases were on display at the Salem Art Fair. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

People look at metal sculptures during the Salem Art Fair. (Anna CK Smith/Special to Salem Reporter)

Glass artwork at the Salem Art Fair. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

People look at jewelry during the Salem Art Fair. (Anna CK Smith/Special to Salem Reporter)

A couple looks at pieces on tin during the Salem Art Fair. (Anna CK Smith/Special to Salem Reporter)

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