By Heather Madsen,
Fall is traditionally a time of harvest; a time to gather and enjoy the last ripe fruits and veggies of the season. While we might not need to stock up on months’ worth of supplies to survive winter anymore, it’s still fun to participate in the traditions, like choosing pumpkins from a pumpkin patch, going apple picking, and of course cooking delicious meals with friends and family. If you’re a lover of autumn treats and seasonal flavors, and want to start a fun new fall tradition, I highly recommend you visit the Utah Honey Harvest Festival.
If you like honey, are interested in beekeeping, or just want a reason to attend another wonderful fall festival, then the Honey Harvest Festival l was made for people just like you! This event was started nine years ago by the owners of the Clark Historic Farm as a way to bring the community together and keep some of the classic farm traditions alive. Today it’s grown into quite an affair that’s fun for all ages.
The festival will be held at the Clark Historic Farm in Grantsville from October 13th to 14th. Admission is only $3 and the money goes straight back into the farm and its preparations for the next honey festival, to keep the tradition alive. Activities will include honey sampling from local and worldwide vendors, beekeeping presentations, art shows, a historic tractor display, museum tours, and live performances. Saturday will host the Sweet Fiddlin’ Fest so bring your clapping hands! Children’s activities include a petting zoo, kids crafts, bounce houses, games, and more! There will also be face painting, camel and pony rides, and wagon rides available for purchase.
The Honey Harvest Festival is truly a one of a kind event that supports the community, preserves traditions, and is just buckets of fun to boot! We hope to see you and your family there. More information about the festival can be found at http://www.clarkhistoricfarm.org/utah-honey-harvest-festival.html