Find honey from local hives here!Honey Festivals in 2021: Where, When and More to Find an Honey Festival Near You!

Looking for a Honey festival in May 2021? Honey festivals have honey tasting, beekeepers with talks and demonstrations, speeches by honey bee and pollinator experts, bee beards, mead competitions and tastings, Honey Queen pageants, honey bake offs, hive inspections, foods and beer made with honey, kids bee crafts, photo contests, bee art (made by people, not bees), and live music.

 Honeyfestivals are held through the United States, Canada, Britain, and Australia and much of the world. All the Honey festivals we can find are listed on this page! If you love apples, look for a festival near you below! And I'm looking for more Honey festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

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Honey Festivals in 2021: Where, When and More to Find an Honey Festival Near You!

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United States

Alabama

  • Alabama Honey Festival - first Sunday in October; October 3, 2021
    220 Old Hwy 431, Owens Crossroads, AL 35763. Phone: 256 658-2234. Phone: 256 658-8409. Email: artisanscovemarket@gmail.com. This is an annual farmers market festival providing and supporting education about the honey bee and all pollinators. The festival provides a fun opportunity for beekeepers to work collectively on teaching the importance of real USA produced honey. Majority of honey in large supermarkets is not produced in the US. It is actually imported from other countries then combined with others before it makes it to you. The worst part is that it's not all honey. It is one of our many missions to enlighten everyone on this information. We also aim to bring beekeepers in the area, willing to teach and help guide beginners and advanced, to the spotlight allowing for great learning connections.
    Community Market at Hampton Cove. We are across from the Hampton Cove Schools at Artisans Cove. Hours can vary depending on events.
    The Market at Artisans Cove is a social farmer's market. We seek to educate our community on the benefits of sustainable farming. We are open to ALL local producers. Organically Certified, natural and pesticide- free producers, artists, musicians and food specialists are encouraged to apply. Products must be the original concept of the farmer or artist applying. Young and emerging producers and sharing of space are highly encouraged.  (UPDATED: April 27, 2021)

Arkansas

California

  • California Honey Harvest Festival - dates TBD
    Filmore, CA. A virtual celebration of honey and resource for all to enjoy during 2020. We hope to bring back this festival back in a big way for 2021! Bee safe and stay healthy.

  • Annual Palo Cedro Honey Bee Festival - September 25th and 26th, 2021 from 8:30am to 5:00pm on Saturday and 8:30am to 4:00pm on Sunday.
    Bishop Quinn Community Center, 21893 Old 44 Drive, Palo Cedro, CA. Phone: (530) 547-2727. We have two full days of attractions for your enjoyment – “Live Bee Beard” demonstration and other honey bee related activities; special children’s entertainment area; Antique Tractor display and parade; wonderful local entertainment on stage; lots of food booths and of course our faithful, and new, arts and crafts booths – plus we kick off each morning with a Pancake Breakfast – starting at 8:00am. Along with this we offer lots of opportunities to do your early holiday shopping.  The 2019 Festival saw record attendance, so it is a great place for the whole family to enjoy a few hours or all day.  All of us in the Palo Cedro Community are already planning for a great 40th “Honey Bee Festival” on September 25th and 26th, 2021.
    If you need more information please call

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

  • Tupelo Honey Festival - Saturday, May 15, 2021from 9am-4pm
    Wewahitchka, Florida. Phone: (850) 832-4843. Email: shabarr@fairpoint.net.. Home of the country's finest Tupelo Honey, farmers from the area will have booths of honey at the festival in many different sizes and packages, accompanied by food vendors, art & crafts vendors, and live music right on the banks of mossy Lake Alice. Tupelo Honey Festival Facebook page

Georgia

  • Hahira Honey Bee Festival - This year's dates are still not announced (2020 was canceled)
    Downtown Hahira, GA. Arts, Crafts & Food Concessions 10a.m.-6 p.m. Entertainment during the day at the newly built Hahira Train Depot.
  • LaFayette Honeybee Festival - June 4, 2022.
    207 S Duke St, LaFayette, GA 30728. Phone: (706) 639-1500. Email: info@cityoflafayettega.org. An annual festival who's theme is the amazing honeybee and who's focus is highlighting the contributions the honeybee makes to our local and national community. The festival will feature arts/crafts and food vendors along with musical entertainment and activities for all ages.  The daylong event is free to the public and includes local musical talents as well as top headlining performers from the music industry. The event also includes a Kid’s Zone for all the little youngsters, the Honeybee Festival BBQ Competition, Baking Contest, and Cruise-in which also features an array of antique tractors. A multitude of unique Arts & Craft Vendors will “Bee” on hand as well as great festival food and a variety of other activities.

Illinois

Indiana

Kentucky

  • Clarkson Honeyfest - held on the last Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in September
    Clarkston, KY. The festival hosts numerous activities such as a beauty pageant, decorating contest, children’s rides, parade, karaoke contest as well as food and craft booths. There are bluegrass and gospel music performances at night, ending with a southern country/rock band on Saturday night. The Clarkson Honeyfest website is down as of Feb 2021

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

  • St. Louis Honey Festival - Saturday in late September
    Maritz, 1355 North Highway Dr, Fenton, MO 63099. Email: contact@honeyfestivals.com. Directions: From St. Louis. Drive west on Interstate 44 past Highway 270, to the Bowles Ave. exit, Exit #274A. Exit at Bowles Avenue and continue west on North Highway Drive to entrance 2. From the West. Drive east on Interstate 44 to the Bowles Avenue exit. Turn left on Bowles, then turn left on North Highway Drive. Turn right into entrance 2. From Highway 141. Take Hwy 141 toward I-44. Take Interstate 44 East and follow directions above, “From the West”.  Go to THE BARN RESTAURANT AT SAPPING HOUSE MUSEUM MAP. St. Louis Honey Festival Facebook page.

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

Queens County

  • The New York City Honey Festival - Sunday September 12, 2021 from 11am - 6pm; usually on the 2nd Saturday in September.
    Rockaway Beach Boardwalk At B106th Street, Rockaway Park, NY 11694. Phone: (917) 513-2508. Email: nychoneyweek@gmail.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Venmo, PayPal, ApplePay, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. There also concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting. This is a annual event usually on the 2nd Saturday in September. To honor the memories of those who perished on September 11th, 2001 we are changing it to Sunday this year. (ADDED: February 20, 2021)

North Carolina

  • North Carolina Honey Festival - early September
    Science Museum, Madison Street, Whiteville, NC 28472. Phone: 910-446-6771. Email: contact@nchoneyfestival.com. The North Carolina Honey Festival highlights the significance of bees in our environment, celebrates honey and honey products, encourages bee-friendly practices, and promotes beekeeping in all of North Carolina’s regions. Look forward to a fun-filled day of bee exhibits, food, honeybee product vendors, and community fellowship. Our vendors and product exhibitors range from raw, local honey, to beeswax candles, meads, skincare products, natural hair products, bee pollen, honey sweetened sauces and desserts.
    Saturday:
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Local Honey, Craft & Food Vendors
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Columbus County Beekeepers Assc. Honey and Exhibits
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Columbus County Community Farmers Market
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Bee -a- Blessing Charity Silent Auction
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Mead Tastin (Farmacy on Main) *age restriction: Must be at least 21 years old to participate

Ohio

  • Lithopolis Honeyfest - Friday and Saturday after Labor Day
    Lithopolis, OH 43136. Phone: 614-829-7355. Email: sponsors@lithopolishoneyfest.com. Events include Bee beards & beekeepers, Honey & honey tasting, Honey bake off, Ohio honey show, Honey extracting, Hive inspection, Jr. Beekeeping, American honey queen, Mead & wine tasting, Foods made with honey,  Busy beehive kids crafts, Photo contest, Great art & live music. Local honey sales on Saturdays in September from 9 am to 12 pm outside Wagnalls Library. Enjoy a fascinating day of unique attractions - bee beards; honey tasting of all flavors, colors and textures; honey extracting and bee hive inspecting. Meet beekeepers, explore equipment and discover products direct from the hive. See a real queen bee and her colony up close under the glass of an observation hive. Listen to great live music, browse quality arts & crafts, and spend family fun time at The Gilmore Group's Busy Beehive. Scrumptious honey-made food and be sure to sample mead (honey wine) at the mead & wine tasting. Grab a honey brew at the Bloom-Carroll Kiwanis beer garden. Before flying off, take home a memory with a sweet souvenir shirt, fit for a queen Taste of Honey cookbook and stingingly elegant hand-painted glassware.
    FREE ADMISSION, PARKING & SHUTTLE Lithopolis Honeyfest Facebook Page.

Oregon

  • Oregon Honey & Mead Festival - JUNE 13 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
    There is no information available as yet on either their website or Facebook page

Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia Honey Festival - TBA - no info yet for 2021
    They held it ""virtually"  in 2020, so there is no info for 2021 yet.  How did that virtual honey taste? Seriously....Entry to the festival venues, educational activities and demonstrations is free! The Philadelphia Honey Festival began in 2010 to accompany the placement of an historic marker honoring Philadelphia-born Lorenzo L. Langstroth. Well-known to beekeepers, Langstroth invented the first movable frame hive design based on the principle of “bee space.” You can see the marker at 106 South Front Street in Philadelphia, his birthplace.

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

  • Tennessee Honey Festival - a Saturday in late September
    downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Phone: 615-590-1260. Email: info@uspest.com. An annual event promoting awareness of pollinators & the decline in the honey bee population, bringing honey & bee lovers together. Experience the sweet taste of beekeeping at the Tennessee Honey Festival. Bring your family and friends for an educational, fun-filled day to learn about the importance of bees and other pollinators in Tennessee. Come to the 2020 Tennessee Honey Festival , at our new home for the festival, located at ONEC1TY in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Enjoy cultural foods & beverages, exclusive local Tennessee honey vendors, kid activities, educational seminars, entertainment, arts & crafts, artisan vendors, and more! I Tennessee Honey festival Facebook page.

Texas

Vermont

  • Vermont Golden Honey Festival - Second Saturday of every September, Next Festival: September 11th, 2021, 10am – 4pm
    399 Depot St Proctorsville, VT 05153. Located on the grounds of Golden Stage Inn just off Route 103, Proctorsville, VT in the Okemo Valley. This festival will showcase honeybee-themed vendors, artists, food, kids' crafts, and live music. Goodman's American Pie will be serving up honey themed pizzas from their mobile beehive oven! Free admission and Family-Friendly. Repeatedly voted one of the “Top 10 Fall Events” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Golden Honey Festival is part Farmers Market with local produce and hot food, and part craft fair with artists and crafters selling their unique items for you and for gifts. Food, crafts, books, mead, live music, kids' activities, free admission.
    Every vendor is encouraged to have products with some connection to bees … honey apple pizza, honeybee print fabrics, beeswax balms and soaps, and so much more. Our co-hosts, Goodman’s American Pie of Ludlow Vermont offers up their Honey Apple wood-fired pizza from their 1940s-tow-truck-converted-into-a-mobile-wood-fired-beehive-pizza-oven! (The honey used on their pizza is from Jess Goodman’s own hives right here in Proctorsville.)  Honey-related food and drinks (including mead and honey gin for the adults), crafts, books and kids’ activities are just a few things highlighted during this one-day Rain Or Shine event that is quickly becoming a regional favorite. Vermont Golden Honey Festival

Virginia

  • Rockwood Nature Center Honey Bee Festival -  Saturday in late June
    Rockwood Nature Center, Chesterfield County, VA. Attendees can learn how to create a bee-friendly yard, choose bee-friendly plants and how to get started as a backyard beekeeper. Even a drone petting zoo (drones are male bees that do not have a stinger). There is also an observation hive is on-site at the Rockwood Nature Center, and face painting, games and crafts, vendors selling local honey and “bee-friendly” plants.

Washington (state)

West Virginia

Wisconsin


Canada

British Columbia

Manitoba

Nova Scotia

Ontario


Britain (England, Scotland and Wales)

Australia

Germany

Mexico