Philadelphia has a sweet September ahead of it thanks to the annual Honey Fest just on the horizon. A proud member of the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild is one of the people most excited about the event. Kathy May took time out of her day to relate all of the sweet fun ahead during the 3 day festival. This year it will take place in three separate locations so that everyone in the city has a chance to be close to all of the festivities.
“We start on Thursday evening September 7th at Glen Foerd on the Delaware,” May explains, “We move on Saturday September 9th down to the Wyck Historica House and Garden Germantown Avenue. Sunday Septembe 10th we are over at Bartram’s Garden in West Philly.”
Have a competitive spirit? May explains that you can enter a Mead contest that is sure to enthrall those who like to do more than just celebrate honey from a distance. The activities will also include plenty of entertainment and shopping experiences, as well as an opportunity to taste some free honey all throughout the festival.
A few of the noteable activities of the Honey Fest
Honey Happy Hour: Just $10 gets you admission on September 7th from 5-9. If you want to experience the best part of the festival – eating all the honey you can handle – then this is one of the events you don’t want to miss out on. Lots of activities for the kids and beekeeping demonstrations for those who want a little education with their fun. Lawn games are also provided.
Bartram’s Garden demonstrations
From 10 am to 4 pm, you can watch honey extractions, enjoy a Children’s Bee Carnival and Parade, and partake in a beautiful Garden tour with your friends and family. There’s no shortage of things to do at the Honey Fest and Bartram’s Garden promises to be a fitting end to the all the festivities, with all the excitement you can handle.
Few festivals are complete without a parade showing off all of the festive floats and good people who have worked to make the festival a success. The Honey Fest is certainly one of the most unique festivals in Philadelphia and one of the most educational. The Beekeepers of the world go out of their way during Honey Fest to show the public what goes into making this sweet treat famous the world over.