Pollinator Festival

Pollinator Festival
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2024 at 8:00am
Cider Hill Farm
45 Fern Avenue

Pollinator Festival 2024

Cider Hill is celebrating all things bees, butterflies, birds, bats and ladybugs from June 17-23! Help us show some love to creatures essential to our food supply! This week long event features a full line up of FUN happenings with live music, interactive pollinator wing installation, tastings, hands-on family-friendly activities, meet the beekeepers, hayrides, specials and workshops.


Wednesday 6/19 - Juneteenth

Make Upcycled Paper Workshop with Mindy Paper. Learn to make homemade paper pulp with flower petals. $5 per child or $10 per family. Register for 10 or 10:30 session.

Meet the Beekeeper & Jam Maker. Without pollinators, we wouldn't have fruit. And without fruit, we wouldn't have jam! Cider Hill Farm's jam maker and fave resident homesteader are both sharing their incredible knowledge. Visit them in front of the farm store from 11 am - 1 pm for samples of our own honey and jam. Free. RSVP.

Copper Beech Company Pop-Up. Featuring fair-trade pollinator themed goods. 11 am - 2 pm.

Charcuterie Workshop with The Nosh Box. 11am -1 pm. Register.

Free Live Music with Ryan Maher. 12 - 3 pm. RSVP.

Outdoor Hard Cider Bar. 11 am - 4 pm.

Food Truck. 11 am - 4 pm

North Shore Beefie Boys Pop-Up. 11 am - 3 pm.

Monday 6/17 - Sunday 6/23

Free weeklong ways to celebrate with no registration required:

Interactive Pollinator Wing Installation. Open daily 8 am - 6 pm. Bee the pollinators! Take selfies in the fields with assorted bird, butterfly and bee wings hand-painted by local maker Sage & Oak Creative. Learn about the importance of our beloved pollinators along the way. FREE. Open daily. No registration required. Wings painted by local maker, Sage & Oak Creative.

New! Under Appreciated Pollinators Mini Wing Wall. Open daily 8 am - 6 pm. Visit the newest set of wings to learn a bit more about bats, moths and flies. 

Pollinator Activity Sheets & Stickers. Available daily 8 am - 6 pm. Pick up a pollinator activity sheet and pollinator sticker inside the farm store anytime from 8 am - 6pm. Free. Pick up both at the register. While supplies last.

Hive Observation. Visit the store 8 am - 6 pm for our own honey, food specials, beeee-autiful decor and visit the observation hive to see if you can spot the queen!

Date: June 17-23, 2024