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Pollinator Festival 2024

Cider Hill is celebrating all things bees, butterflies, birds, bats and ladybugs from June 17-23! Help us show some love to creatures essential to our food supply! This week long event features a full line up of FUN happenings with live music, interactive pollinator wing installation, tastings, hands-on family-friendly activities, meet the beekeepers, hayrides, specials and workshops. Here's what's scheduled with more coming soon:

Monday 6/17 - Sunday 6/23

Free weeklong ways to celebrate with no registration required:

  • Interactive Pollinator Wing Installation. Open daily 8 am - 6 pm. Bee the pollinators! Take selfies in the fields with assorted bird, butterfly and bee wings hand-painted by local maker Sage & Oak Creative. Learn about the importance of our beloved pollinators along the way. FREE. Open daily. No registration required. Wings painted by local maker, Sage & Oak Creative.

  • New! Under Appreciated Pollinators Mini Wing Wall. Open daily 8 am - 6 pm. Visit the newest set of wings to learn a bit more about bats, moths and flies. 

  • Pollinator Activity Sheets & Stickers. Available daily 8 am - 6 pm. Pick up a pollinator activity sheet and pollinator sticker inside the farm store anytime from 8 am - 6pm. Free. Pick up both at the register. While supplies last.

  • Hive Observation. Visit the store 8 am - 6 pm for our own honey, food specials, beeee-autiful decor and visit the observation hive to see if you can spot the queen!

Monday 6/17

  • Events coming soon​

Tuesday 6/18

  • Music Class with Miss Alicia. 9 and 9:45 am. Come buzz like a bee with this weekly music class. Sign up.

  • Bee, Butterfly & Bat Stories with Amesbury Public Library. 10 - 10:45 am. Stories about bees, butterflies, birds, moths, bats or even small mammals that help carry pollen. Free. RSVP.


Wednesday 6/19 - Juneteenth

  • CANCELLED - HEAT ADVISORY - Make Upcycled Paper Workshop with Mindy Paper. Learn to make homemade paper pulp with flower petals. $5 per child or $10 per family. Register for 10 or 10:30 session.

  • CANCELLED - HEAT ADVISORY - Meet the Beekeeper & Jam Maker. Without pollinators, we wouldn't have fruit. And without fruit, we wouldn't have jam! Cider Hill Farm's jam maker and fave resident homesteader are both sharing their incredible knowledge. Visit them in front of the farm store from 11 am - 1 pm for samples of our own honey and jam. Free. RSVP.

  • CANCELLED - HEAT ADVISORY - Copper Beech Co. Pop-Up. Featuring fair-trade pollinator themed goods. 11 am - 2 pm.

  • (STILL ON!) Charcuterie Workshop with The Nosh Box. 11 am -1 pm. Register.

  • CANCELLED - HEAT ADVISORY - Free Live Music with Ryan Maher. 12 - 3 pm. RSVP.

  • CANCELLED - HEAT ADVISORY - Outdoor Hard Cider Bar. 11 am - 4 pm.

  • CANCELLED - HEAT ADVISORY - North Shore Beefie Boys Pop-Up. 11 am - 3 pm. Learn more.


Thursday 6/20


Friday 6/21

  • Pollinator Themed Scavenger Hunt & Obstacle Course. 12 - 6 pm. Free. 

  • Coffee & Bees, Yes Please! Did you know bees play an important role when it comes to coffee acting as a pollination booster? Cider Hill Farm & Kaha Coffee Roasters are joining forces again to honor our essential pollinators during National Pollinator Week with samples of locally roasted coffee. 9-11 am.  RSVP.

  • Pollinator Meditation Walk with Outdoor Guide Nev Hoffman. 1:30-3:30 pm. Register.

  • Free Hard Cider Tasting. 4-6 pm. RSVP.

  • Sicilian Street Food Pop-Up with Terra d' Amari. 4-6 pm Learn more.


Saturday 6/22

  • Pollinator Themed Scavenger Hunt & Obstacle Course. 8 am - 6 pm. Free. 

  • Discovery Day Program: Plant a Pollinator Pot. 9 am and 10:30 am sessions. Register.

  • Children's Music Class with Miss Alicia. 9 & 9:45 am. RSVP.

  • Roll Honeycomb Candles, Pollinator Masks & Meet the Beekeepers. 10 am - 12 pm. Join Essex County Beekeepers Association (ECBA) to learn about beehives and roll a bee's wax candle to take home. And visit the children's pollinator activity tent to make n' create wearable bee n' butterfly masks.Free. While supplies last. RSVP.

  • Copper Beech Company Pop-Up. Featuring fair-trade pollinator themed goods. 11 am - 2 pm.

  • Outdoor Hard Cider Bar. 11 am - 4 pm

  • Free Live Music with The Splinters. 12-3 pm. RSVP.

  • Food Truck. 11 am - 4 pm

Sunday 6/23

  • Pollinator Themed Scavenger Hunt & Obstacle Course. 8 am - 6 pm. Free. No registration.

  • Nut Tasting (Thank the Bees!). 10 am - 2 pm. Free. RSVP

  • Outdoor Hard Cider Bar. 12 - 4 pm

  • Free Live Music with Ryan Fitzsimmons & Jim Larkin. 12-3 pm. RSVP.

  • Food Truck. 11 am - 4 pm

All activities, dates, times and details subject to change. Weather dependent. More events being added weekly!

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