AVL Honey Fest
Sun Jun 02

AVL Honey Fest

Featuring Queen Bee & The Honeylovers, Chikomo Marimba, Billy Jonas & Hobey Ford Puppet Show

DATE: Sunday, June 2, 2024
DOORS: 12:00 PM
STARTS: 12:00 PM
This is an Outdoor Event; No Camping Chairs; Rain or Shine; No Refunds
Genre: Special Event
Age Limit: All Ages are Welcome
*FREE* LARGE EVENT PARKING with FREE shuttle service from Asheville Visitor Center at 36 Montford Avenue; rain or shine; No Refunds; Minors must be accompanied by guardian at all times
Price: $12 EARLY BIRD / $15 ADV / $20 DOS/ Children Under 12, Teachers, and First Responders Attend Free!
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Get ready for a truly sweet celebration that promises to tantalize your taste buds and create a delightful buzz in the air – the Third Annual Asheville HoneyFest is back, and it’s better than ever!

There will be live music, vendors, food trucks and a chance for guests to sample and purchase both local and international honey. As a highlight, witness the thrilling live finals of the 13th Annual International Black Jar Honey competition, where local celebrities will determine the world’s best tasting honey.

Bring the whole family! We’ve got a hive of activities for the little ones, including face painting, games, and interactive learning experiences. It’s a day of fun for everyone.

And don’t miss the chance to showcase your creativity – come dressed in your best pollinator-themed costume! It’s all part of the fun at Asheville’s 3rd Annual Honey Festival. For your convenience, personal water bottles are recommended, and families are encouraged to attend.

 Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 2nd and join us in celebrating the wonderful world of beekeeping, honey, and all things pollinators as we help the Center for Honeybee Research with their largest fundraising event of the year. Together, we can make a difference and help save the bees!

Doors open at 12 PM, and the enchanting tunes begin at 12:30 PM. Secure your spot now – EARLY BIRD tickets are on sale for $12 (General Admission) but jump up to $15 per person on April 22. Children under 12, teachers, and first responders with a valid ID receive free admission. Minors must be accompanied by guardian at all times.

Tickets are otherwise required. Enjoy the festival stress-free with our free on and off-site parking, complete with shuttle service, courtesy of Salvage Station.


Queen Bee and the Honeylovers is an unabashedly joyful swing band that performs all-original compositions with a dedicated ‘nod’ to the small-jazz-combo and ‘hot club’ legends who first defined the genre. Their debut album, ‘Asheville’, celebrated their hometown’s history and won them #41 on WNCW’s listener-voted poll of Best Albums of 2019 as well as features on The State of Things with Frank Stasio and PBS Woodsongs. Their video for “Beacham’s Curve” won Best Soundtack at the 2019 Music Video Asheville Awards. Vocal-driven with an infectious groove, the Honeylovers are guaranteed to put a grin on your face and a tap in your toes. 



Chikomo Marimba is a high-energy Zimbabwean Marimba group based in Asheville, NC. We blend traditional Zimbabwean style marimba with other styles and modern instruments including claves and a drumset. Our music lends itself well to festivals, events, house parties, and other community gatherings.


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