If you are looking for a place to take your honey in the coming weeks, head to Glen Foerd on the Delaware on September 9th for the kick-off of the Philadelphia Honey Festival!

The Philadelphia Honey Festival is a celebration of honey and urban beekeeping in Philly. Since 2010, the Philadelphia Honey Festival has been held the weekend after Labor Day; 2016 marks the 7th festival. The venues are purposefully chosen in order to allow Philadelphians the opportunity to attend the festival without traveling far from their neighborhoods. The format has evolved to kick-off with “after-school” activities for kids leading to a 21-and-over Honey Happy Hour on Friday. Family-oriented events continue through the weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

This year, the Friday events are happening right on the Tidal Trail at Glen Foerd on the Delaware. The events run from 6-9 pm. All events are free, but the suggested donation is $10 for ages 21 & older, $5 for under 21. The schedule of events is as follows:

At the Mansion – Children’s crafts and activities
On the Riverside Lawn – Lawn games
Beekeeping Demonstrations
6:30 pm – Open hive talk
7:30 pm – Honey extraction
8:30 pm – BEE BEARD!

Food demos and appetizers by Jamie Hollander Gourmet Foods and Catering will be served, and you can try honey-based beer and wine (mead) as well.

The mission of the Philadelphia Honey Festival is to raise awareness about the importance of bees to our environment, the impact of honey bees on our local economy, and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening.

Don’t miss this chance to celebrate these amazing creatures at one of the gems of the Tidal Trail!