The Honey Festival is a Sweet Treat for Loveland

By Kerry Helke, Senior Recreation Coordinator September 4, 2023

The Honey Festival presented by MeadKrieger Meadery is Sunday, September 10th at Fairgrounds Park (700 S. Railroad Ave.) in conjunction with the Loveland Farmers Market. 

The Festival will start at 9:00am and go until 1:00pm. It will feature several honey vendors, mead tasting, observation beehive, Busy Bee Kid Zone, beeswax and bee-themed products. The Mobile Recreation Trailer will also be will be on-sight with several large yard games and recreation toys as part of the Busy Bee Kids Zone. Additionally, there will be a bee themed photo booth, bee themed activities for kids and special bee themed treats. 

New this year is the addition of the Honeybee Hustle hosted by Sweetheart Racing, a challenge run or walk within the park. Many of the regular Farmers Market vendors will be bringing special products to join in the festivities. 

More details at “We are very excited about the Honey Festival this year and the partnership with Sweetheart City Racing. The interest in honey is incredible and there are new varieties and infusions each year to taste and learn about. 

Additionally, it is a fun family event that highlights many local beekeepers and supports local small businesses.” said Kerry Helke, Senior Recreation Coordinator for the City of Loveland’s Parks & Recreation Department. 

The Loveland Farmer’s Market at Fairgrounds Park runs every Sunday, June through September and is open from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This market has grown into one of the top markets in Colorado. Each week, more than 40 vendors participate with several varieties of produce, microgreens, baked goods, lavender, honey, salsa and more. 

In addition, there is live music, food trucks and a monthly Artist Market the last Sunday of each month. The Farmer’s Market accepts EBT Debit cards and offers a match up to $20 in Double Up Food Bucks to purchase fresh Colorado grown produce. Please visit the Market Manager Tent on the north end of the pavilions for more information on this program.