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Greenfield Bee Fest 2024

Bee Fest Logo with hive and plants

About This Event

The 14th Greenfield Bee Fest is on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 9:00-12:15. Paint a hive, Join Pollinator’s Parade, play bee games, check out our permanent bee sculptures downtown, make a flower crown, learn about beekeeping, & much more!

Greenfield Bee Fest 2024

Downtown Greenfield, Massachusetts

Saturday May 18th

9am to 12noon

Children of all ages are invited to come dressed as their favorite pollinator or flower

Children’s Activities (Adults, please remain with your children)

9am – 12:15pm  On the lawn of Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square

  • Create your own Flower Hat

  • Make air-dried clay beads with an Artspace leader

  • Paint a bee mural or poster

  • Bee Games

  • 11am  Pollinator Parade through the Farmer’s Market and around the Town Common led by Expandable Brass Band (costumes encouraged)

  • 11:15am  Bee Pinata

  • 11:30am Lorenzo Langstroth birthday cake

Activities for all ages

9am-12:15pm On the lawn of Second Congregational Church

  • Add your artistic touch to a Langstroth Beehive Box, using paints provided. Artists of all abilities are welcome to contribute color and creativity to these hives that will soon be installed at Franklin County apiaries.

  • Bee Bazaar. We have curated the most unique, fun, practical, and outrageous bee gifts you’ve ever seen. Something for everyone!

  • Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) info table & giveaways

  • To Bee or Not to Bee! Write a poem beside the poetry bee sculpture

  • FREE pollinator plants courtesy of Pioneer Gardens

  • FREE Beeswrap for food leftovers made from beeswax fabric

  • Franklin County Beekeepers Association (FCBA) – Find the Queen Bee in a live demonstration hive, and learn about beekeeping from the experts

  • Pick up a Bee Promenade map and take your own walking tour of the bee sites around Greenfield

  • 9:15-9:45am and 11:30am – 12:15pm New England Woodwind Quartet – popular and familiar songs

  • 9:45-10:30am The Saw and the Fiddles (a real carpenter’s saw, super cool!)

  • 10-10:30am Ask a Bee Expert – Q & A led by FCBA and MDAR

  • 10:30-11:15am Expandable Brass Band

  • 11:15-11:30am Musical performance by students from Twice as Smart

  • 12:30pm Sculpture Unveiling – Walk to the new Fire Station (3 blocks west of the Town Common on Main Street), to meet the newest bee in our hive—Firefighter Bee!

TAKE THE DETOUR FOR THE BEE TOUR! Do you live in Greenfield or will you be visiting? You can take the free Bee Promenade created by ECHOES. Download the free app on your Apple or Android mobile phone and look for audio walks near you to find the GPS-guided audio walking tour that will take you to multiple bee-related sights and historical markers around Greenfield. Bring a pair of headphones for the best experience.

Check out the Pocket Park on the Bank Row side of the parking garage for more information about Rev. Lorenzo Langstroth, the Father of Modern Beekeeping.

Support the sponsors of our Lamppost Bees you can see throughout Downtown Greenfield


Event Details

Date & Time: May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Event Venue

Venue Name: Second Congregational Church
16 Court Square
Bee Fest Logo with hive and plants