By MARK EVANS
Summertime will get a lot sweeter June 25-26, when the Honey Festival and Market will be held downtown
Put on by Harold’s Famous Bee Company (HFBCo), the event will include honey-tasting, beekeeping demonstrations and much more, including live music.
“I’m real excited about it,” Amanda Hutchings, co-owner of HFBCo, said. “This has been pretty smooth sailing. I think it’s because it’s something really unique and something that has a lot of interest. A lot of people are curious about beekeeping, so it really wasn’t hard to spread the word about this event. We’re expecting a pretty hefty crowd. We’re pretty excited.”
According to Hutchings, there will be countless things to see and do.
“Every hour on the hour, we’ll be doing some workshop, some educational opportunity,” she said.
This will include experiencing a honey harvesting, trying one’s hand at spinning the extractor, and sampling some fresh raw honey.
The festival will offer two free concerts at Lions Club Park. On Saturday, June 26, Route 67 will take the stage at 2 p.m. and play until 6 p.m.; on Sunday, , local artist Gabe Miciah Puhse will be on stage from 2-4 p.m.
Harold’s is offering free trolley rides to the festival on Saturday, with free parking at Eric Scott Leathers located at 980 Rozier St.
“They will drop festival-goers off to Market and Third streets and that’s were they’ll be picked up to be taken back to their cars, as well,” Hutchings said.
For more information, visit www.haroldsfamous.com.