Palo Cedro Honey Bee Festival
What's the weekend buzz at the Honey Bee Festival?
It's that time of year again when a little buzz is in the air. On Sept. 10 and 11, Chrysalis Charter School in Palo Cedro will be transformed into the county's largest Honey Bee Festival with over 100 arts and craft, business, food and non-profit’s vendor booths. There will also be plenty of entertainment and activities for all ages. The festival is an annual fundraiser for the Palo Cedro Community Park and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. The event opens early at 8:00 a.m. each day for those wanting to get a quick bite of breakfast before enjoying the festivities. A traditional pancake and sausage breakfast is served by the Millville Odd Fellows and Rebekahs; cost is only $4.00. Besides the two days of amazing local entertainment under the big tent and the little bee-ings arts and crafts at the Children's Bee Hive, guests will be able to view the beautifully restored tractors and engines presented by the Nor-Cal Antique Tractor and Engine Club and the carefully preserved animals in the Safari Club International Sensory Safari Trailer. The Redding Junior Rodeo Association Drill Team will be offering horseback rides for $5. The Shasta Beekeepers will have honey and honey products for sale at their booth; they will also stage their famous live bee beard demonstration once each day in an enclosed tent under the giant oak at the rear of the grounds. The 2016 American Honey Queen, Kim Kester, 24, of Nekoosa, Wisconsin will also be on hand to educate the crowds about the beekeeping industry and how it touches the lives of every individual in our country. Again this year, the Greater Palo Cedro Area Chamber of Commerce members will be acting as ambassadors to welcome guests to the event at the main entrance, offering free bags of goodies to the first 100 adult guests. Event organizer Emilie Reedy said that there will be over 100 vendors this year, and the arts and crafts booths will have a variety of items including iron/wood working, jewelry, clothing, and yard art. Included in this year's business booths is vendor Stimpel-Weibelhaus's Mountain Gate Quarry which will be raffling off six tons of 3/4 road base, that will be on display throughout the festival. The winning raffle ticket will be pulled at the end of the day on Sunday and ticket holders do not need to be present.
Date & Time
- September 11, 2016
- 8:30PM - 4:30PM