The 10th Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival Is Going To ‘Bee’ Epic
Anyone born and raised in Philly knows that summertime can be brutal. The heat and humidity take a toll on everyone, traffic can become unbearable on holidays and weekends and electricity prices skyrocket in an attempt to stay cool. However, once summer comes to an end, it’s a very bittersweet time. On one hand the relief of fall is within reach (ushering in the season of Pumpkin-flavored everything). But the downside is that the magic of summer officially comes to an end after Labor Day.
Well, if you’re looking for one last dash of sunshine to enjoy before autumn takes over in a few months then you should definitely check out the tenth annual Philadelphia Honey Festival, which will be taking place in three different locations this year. You’re probably thinking to yourself ‘What happens at a honey festival?’ Oh, you’d be surprised. And this year’s festival is surely not to be missed as this three day event will be taking place in some of Philly’s most beautiful, historic locations.
The Honey Festival will kick off on Friday September 6th at Glen Foerd on the Delaware. During this event guests can sample tasty adult beverages during the Bee-Happy Hour, complete with live music, and honey themed craft beers, mead wines and cocktails brought to you by Philly Homebrew Outlet and Red Brick Craft Distillery. Aside from cocktails and conversation there will also be lawn games and beekeeping demonstrations for those who would like to learn a bit more about our endangered friend, the honey bee. There’s also talk of a ‘bee beard’ stunt that’s sure to add a bit more fun to the first night’s festivities.
If night one of the Honey Festival isn’t enough to satisfy your thirst for nature’s golden nectar head down to the Wyck Historic House and Garden on Saturday September 7th. This is where the Honey Festival receives its most attendees as the star of the show, honey, will take center stage since that’s what everyone came to see in the first place. Guests will be treated to honey tastings and extractions while kids can enjoy bee-themed events. And once again, as if seeing a beard made out of bees wasn’t as much fun while buzzed off of honey flavored wine, folks will be given a second opportunity to see it again at Saturday’s event.
Finally the Honey Festival closes on September 8that historic landmark Bartram’s Garden. Enjoy a late summer Sunday afternoon with a final round of beekeeping demonstrations, garden tours, a marketplace and a children’s Bee Carnival and Parade. There will also be local beekeepers on hand to inform guests about the art and culture of beekeeping.
This sounds like a fun way to hang out with friends and family alike and will surely be one of the more memorable experiences that Philly’s 2019 summer season has to offer. Make sure you check it out. If you’d like more information about the tenth annual Philadelphia Honey Festival check out their website here.