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.

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Palisade International Honeybee Festival Schedule

Welcoming Reception
Friday, April 12, 5-8 pm,  Blue Pig Gallery

Art is Our Bee’s Wax/ Exhibit & Reception

Hors d’Oeuvres / Blue Pig Artists / Gallery
Honey Wine Tasting / Meadery of the Rockies / Gallery
Colorado Bees / Nikki Florio, Bee Heroic / Upstairs
Bee Friendly Plants / Mona Dyer, Bookcliff Gardens / Upstairs
Friendly Insects / Demo / Dan Bean, Palisade Insectary / Gallery
Demo Beehive, Jack Moore, Western Colorado Beekeepers Association

Live Broadcast, KREX NEWS 5 Weather.  Chief Meteorologist Kris Nation

Saturday, April 13, 2019
11 am – 4 pm

Festival, 3rd and Main Streets, Town Plaza

Master of Ceremonies/Musician: Ron Koss

8:00 am Vendor Setup Tom Underwood, Chris Christensen, David Gordon Assisting
9:00 am Third & Main Streets Closed
10:30 am Live Music Live Music by The Pollinators / Plaza, Third Street
Celebrating the life of Brett Smithers, Pollinator Musician
11:00 am Festival Opens Festival Opens / Town Plaza
Welcome by Master of Ceremonies Ron Koss
11:00 am
12:00 pm
Lecture at Plaza Tent Bee Friendly Plants and How to Grow Them
Best Garden, Bee Practices / Dennis Hill and Mona Dyer, Bookcliff Gardens
12:00 pm Story Hour / Palisade Library (3rd St) Favorite Bee Books / Elise Forte, Librarian
12:15 pm Chefs’ Demos / Plaza Tent Cooking With Honey / Dixie Burmeister, Dixie’s Food for Thought
John Sabal, Owner & Executive Chef, Palisade Café
Dave Kassera, Executive Chef, Wine Country Inn
1:30 pm Best Honeybee Costume Contest / Plaza Calling All Kids, Dogs, Grownups / Carol Zadrozny & Friends
2:00 pm KREX NEWS 5 Spelling Bee / Plaza Teams Competing for Prizes / Elementary Grades Students
Katerina Chryssafis, KREX News 5, Moderator
3:30 pm Demo, Lecture / Plaza Tent How Bugs Help Plants / Dan Bean, Director of Palisade Insectary
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 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