Honeybee Festival Schedule

Education is promoted through the arts, crafts, lectures, food preparation, demonstrations and distribution of published materials. Our festival highlights the many beneficial products that derive from honeybees. Honeybees help all of us from personal consumption of honey to the pollination of commercial orchards and other crops.

Festival Street Vendor Map
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Palisade International Honeybee Festival Schedule

Welcoming Reception
Friday, April 13, 5-8 pm,  Blue Pig Gallery

Food, Honey Wine by Meadery of the Rockies, Bee Art, Main Gallery

Beekeeping Practices in Slovenia/Europe, Multi media presentation, Second Floor/Gallery
Carmen Weiland, Beekeeper, The Farm at Knapp Ranch, Edwards

High Altitude Farming,  Lecture/demo. Second Floor/Gallery
Sandy Story, Head Grower, The Farm at Knapp Ranch, Edwards

Friendly, Helpful Insects, Lecture/demo, Main Gallery
Dan Bean, The Palisade Insectary

Saturday, April 14, 2018
11 am – 4 pm

Festival, 3rd and Main Streets, Town Plaza

Master of Ceremonies/Musician: Ron Koss

8 – 10:00 am Vendor Setup Tom Underwood, Chris Christensen, David Gordon Assisting
10:00 am Story Hour Mesa County Library, Third Street
10:30 am Live Music by The Pollinators
11:00 am Festival Opens Welcome by Ron Koss, Master of Ceremonies
11:30 am Food Demo Honey Glazed Trout, Jarrod Holtry, Sous Chef at Wine Country Inn, Plaza
12:00 pm Lecture Honeybee Practices in Slovenia/Europe
Carmen Weiland, Beekeeper at The Farm at Knapp Ranch, Edwards, CO
12:30 pm Chef’s Demo Chef from Wine Country Inn
1:00 pm KREX NEWS 5 Bee Costume Contest Plaza
1:30 pm KREX NEWS 5 Spelling Bee Chelsea Helms, Evening Anchor, Plaza
3:00 pm Lecture High Altitude Farming
Sandy Story, Head Agriculturalist, The Farm at Knapp Ranch, Plaza
3:30 pm Lecture & Demo Friendly, Helpful Insects Dan Bean, Director of Palisade Insectary, Plaza
4:00 pm Close/Cleanup
All Day ■ Children’s Hands-on Activities in Kendra’s Hive Special Tent on 3rd
■ Food, Drink available in local restaurants and from vendors on Main and 3rd. Streets
■ Information Booth, T-Shirt Sales in Plaza
■ Public Rest Rooms available on North East Corner of Main Street


PIHF Sponsoring Committee

Media Sponsors

KREX 5 NEWS, MBC Grand Radio which includes: MAGIC 93.1, 92.3 THE MOOSE, 96.1 KSTR, 100.7 THE VAULT, 95.5 THE MONKEY & 103.9 THE PLANET