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Greenfield Bee Fest 2023

Downtown Greenfield, Massachusetts

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Saturday May 20th 

Greenfield Bee Fest Activities

9am to 12noon

Children of all ages are invited to come dressed as their favorite pollinator or flower

Children’s Activities

(Adults, please remain with your children)


9 – 11:30am On the lawn of Second Congregational Church

  • Create your own Flower Crown - offered by the Massachusetts Honey Queen

  • Bee Games

  • Face painting

  • 11am Bee Pinata (first 80 children take home a “FreeBee” gift bag)

  • 11:15am Pollinator Parade through the Farmer’s Market and around the Common (costumes encouraged)

  • 11:30 Lorenzo Langstroth birthday cake (just imagine 213 candles!)


11am At the Garden Cinema - 361 Main Street

  • 11am Curious George: Bee is for Bears – FREE movie for children


For all Ages


9-11am On the lawn of Second Congregational Church

  • Add your artistic touch to one or more Langstroth Beehive Boxes, using paints provided.  Artists of all ages and abilities are welcome to contribute color and creativity to these 20 hives that will soon be installed at Franklin County apiaries.

  • Bee Bazaar Boutique. The most unique, fun, practical, and outrageous bee gifts you’ve ever seen. Something for everyone!

  • Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) info table & giveaways

  • FREE pollinator plants courtesy of Pioneer Gardens

  • Franklin County Beekeepers Association (FCBA) - Find the Queen Bee in their live demonstration hive; pick up info about the Pollinator Partnership.

  • 10-10:30am Ask a Bee Expert – Q & A led by FCBA and MDAR

  • Pick up a Bee Promenade map and take your own walking tour of the bee sites around Greenfield.

  • 10:45-11:30 Expandable Brass Band playing on the church lawn


11:45am Sculpture Unveilings – Walk to the Transportation Center (1 block down Bank Row), then to Hawks & Reed on Main Street, and the Library to meet this year's NewBees!


6:30pm and 9:30pm At the Garden Cinema – 361 Main Street

  • The Swarm (1978 movie) $5 admission



Download the FREE Bee Fest Promenade at Apple or Android, a GPS-guided tour created by Eggtooth Productions, that will take you to multiple bee-related sights and historical markers around Greenfield. Bring a pair of earphones for the best experience.


Check out the Pocket Park on the Bank Row side of the parking garage for more information about Rev. Langstroth, the Father of Modern Beekeeping.


Support the sponsors of our Lamppost Bees which you can see throughout Downtown Greenfield

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