Pollinator Festival

Pollinator Festival
Saturday, Jun 22, 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.


Saturday 6/22

Pollinator Themed Scavenger Hunt & Obstacle Course. 8 am - 6 pm. Free. No registration.

Discovery Day Program: Plant a Pollinator Pot. 9 am and 10:30 am sessions. Register.

Children's Music Class with Miss Alicia. 9 & 9:45 am. RSVP.

Roll Honeycomb Candles, Pollinator Masks & Meet the Beekeepers. 10 am - 12 pm. Join Essex County Beekeepers Association (ECBA) to learn about beehives and roll a bee's wax candle to take home. And visit the children's pollinator activity tent to make n' create wearable bee n' butterfly masks.Free. While supplies last. RSVP.

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

Outdoor Hard Cider Bar. 11 am - 4 pm

Free Live Music with The Splinters. 12-3 pm. RSVP.

Food Truck. 11 am - 4 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