The 10th Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival kicks off Fall Fest Season on September 6-8, at Bartram’s Garden, Wyck Historic House and Glen Foerd on the Delaware. These three historic venues partner with the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild to host one of the first big festivals of the fall. Get outside and bring the family for a celebration filled with educational activities, tastings, speakers, and free family fun.
The annual event, organized by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, celebrates 10 incredible years and works to raise awareness about the importance of honey bees to the environment, the food supply and the economy, and to celebrate urban beekeeping and gardening. The three historic locations will each host one day of the festival.
Things will be buzzing during this year’s Philadelphia Honey Festival with returning traditions as well as new programs. All three historic locations will offer visitors free family-friendly activities for the three days of the festival. Look forward to activities such as open hive demonstrations, honey extractions, open hive talks, bee beards (compliments of Don Shump, Guild Member) tastings and more.
Things You Won’t Want to Miss:
Glen Foerd introduces the Bee-Happy Hour with live music, food, and beverages. Craft beers/meads compliments of sponsor Philly Home Brew and honey cocktails served by Red Brick Craft Distillery.
At Wyck House on Saturday, following a blockbuster inaugural year in 2018, the Philadelphia Honey Home Brew Challenge sponsored by Colony Meadery will be reprised!
Bartram’s Garden will host two speakers, local Philly beekeepers, Stephanie Brown and Sam Torres. You can learn more about bees from a local West Philly Beekeeper. And, don’t worry, the famous Children’s Bee parade is still a go!
Day One: Friday, September 6 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Glen Foerd
Grant Ave. & Milnor St., Philadelphia 19114
Glen Foerd on the Delaware hosts the official kick off and the Bee-Happy Hour for Honey Festival 2019! This evening event is a great chance to sample all the activities which comprise the Honey Festival. There truly is something for everyone this night!
Day Two: Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wyck Historic House, Garden & Farm
6026 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia 19144
Next, Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm offers a full day of events on Saturday, September 7th. Special features include the 2nd Annual Colony Meadery sponsored Honey Home Brew Challenge, the mead tent for demonstrations and sampling, ongoing children’s activities, and a vendor marketplace.
Day Three: Sunday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bartram’s Garden
54th Street & Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia 19143
Bartram’s Garden hosts the final day of the festival on Sunday, September 8th. Special features include a children’s carnival, Children’s Bee Parade, a marketplace with local crafts, beer making demonstrations and two informative talks by local west Philly beekeepers.
Entry to the festival venues, educational activities and demonstrations are free. Visit phillyhoneyfest.com for a complete schedule of events.