The Honey Bee Jubilee Festival was the buzz of the town on Saturday, May 6th, in New Ulm, Texas! The event was a family-friendly affair that offered a perfect blend of enjoyment, enhancement, and education about honey bees. This year marked the 5th annual festival, and the event was bigger and better than ever before!
The festival was originally held at St. John Lutheran Church grounds in New Ulm, but it has since moved to Fireman’s Park. However, there is talk of taking it back to the church in the future but, so we will see. The event is open to the public, but vendors must adhere to the following rules: everything must be bee, honey, bee-related or bee themed to participate. The New Ulm Chamber started the festival and it continues under their stewardship with a dedicated committee who gives of their time tirelessly.
This year’s festival recorded an impressive 700 visitors and boasted 50 vendors and three food trucks. It was a real hive of activity! The festival’s growth was even more significant than anticipated, which is a testament to the quality of the event and the hard work of the committee and vendors. The Honey Bee Jubilee Festival is a fantastic opportunity for people to come together and celebrate the importance of bees in our ecosystem.
One of the highlights of the festival was the honey tasting, which allowed attendees to sample a variety of honey flavors from local beekeepers. It was a real treat for the taste buds! Additionally, the raffle offered participants the chance to win some amazing prizes, including beekeeping equipment, honey products, and other bee-themed goodies.
The festival also featured a wide range of vendors, selling everything from honey and beeswax products to beekeeping supplies and educational materials. There was something for everyone, and the vendors were more than happy to answer questions and provide information about their products and beekeeping in general.
The festival even had a special treat for beer lovers – the Huff Brewery served up honey beer made with honey and hops! It was a real hit among visitors, and many people raved about the unique flavor and aroma of the beer.
Overall, the Honey Bee Jubilee Festival in New Ulm, Texas, was a truly delightful event. It was a fantastic opportunity for families to come together, have fun, and learn more about the importance of honey bees in our ecosystem. The festival was a great success, and we can’t wait to see it continue to grow and thrive in the future. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the first Saturday in May next year and come join the fun!
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