The festival will start on Friday, June 14th, with The Hive Jive, a street dance on the Plaza that will include lawn games, a poker run, a hat competition titled “Bee in Your Bonnet,” music, and drinks. Saturday morning will start with a 5k fun run from Market Plaza, down to the Honey Bowl and back. Children’s event: Breakfast with the Bees will begin at 9 am inside the Opera House Annex. Breakfast, kid-friendly crafts, and a bee education microscope station set up by Dr. Kimberly Cochran with Texas A&M AgriLife for kids to learn more about pollinators will be available. Saturday will also host a bake-off, vendors from all over Texas, music, crafts, and educational booths set up by Alamo Area Beekeepers Association, Bees in the East, Texas Master Naturalists, and Comal County Beekeepers Association. On Saturday at 1:30 pm, the essay winner will be announced and crowned “Honey King or Queen” for Uvalde.
This competition is looking for entries from High School Juniors to submit 500 words about one of the following topics:
1. Why I’m proud to live in Uvalde; 2. Why honey bees are so important to Uvalde.
Entries can be submitted to email@example.com and can be submitted any time between now and Saturday, May 18th.
This festival is free to the public. Certain events might require an entry fee.