What to Know
Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23
Central Park in Fillmore
Honey is a mythical substance, even though we know where it is made, how it is made, and where exactly to find it in the store.
It's located on the aisle with the squeezy bears, of course. Everyone knows that.
But when we think at length of how honey comes to be, through bee-autiful industry and natural processes as old as time, it instantly elevates the humble drizzle of sticky sweetness atop our peanut butter toast.
It is, in short, a foodstuff that is far above every other noshable, in lore, legend, science, and nature-amazing cred.
And to honor it, and to help the public learn more about bees, beekeeping, and the buzz around honey, Bennett's Honey Farm will host a free weekend-long celebration.
The hively, we mean lively event, will drizzle deliciously into Fillmore's Central Park on June 22 and 23, 2019.
Admission to the Honey Harvest Festival is free, free as a bee.
Well, tickets on the Honey Bee Express Train are additional, but there's plenty of pay-nothing fun afoot at the festival, including opportunities to admire antique tractors, to listen to live bluegrass, to join a Citrus Packing House tour, and lots more.
Of course, don't buzz on over to Fillmore without bucks for lunch. BBQ tri-tip sandwiches will be for sale, not to mention yummy food and products that have a honey vibe.
Harvest festivals are often associated with autumn, but this Bennett's Honey Farm bash is also harvest-y at heart, thanks to its celebration of nature as well as "local farms, growers, and harvest."
Bees are the beeason, we mean reason, for the party, of course, and all of the amazing things they do.
And honey, too, is an astounding addition to any meal, be the meal sweet (think vanilla ice cream) or savory (meats that benefit from a honey-thick sauce).
It's time to honor both bee and 'ney, or, if you prefer, the bees' 'neys, in short, at this free Fillmore jamboree.