Bee Local Festival Returns to Fredricksen Library
The second annual Bee Local @ Fredricksen Library Festival will kick off with a special screening of Ingredients, a documentary film about the local food movement, at 6:30 p.m., September 14, with a farm-to-fork tasting menu using ingredients from Farmers on Walnut and prepared by students at the Channels Food Rescue’s Kitchen School.
The Festival is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m., September 15, rain or shine. Designed as a fun and informative, family-friendly event, Bee Local features an onsite farmers’ market, local resources, learning opportunities, children’s activities and more.
This year’s event builds on the success of last year, with the return of festival favorites and the addition of new components. “We are thrilled to turn a traditional library event into a unique offering by collaborating to showcase the delicious food available from local farms as well as bring awareness of efforts to help alleviate hunger and food insecurity in our community,” says Festival Coordinator Alana Bubnis.
The festival will highlight sources of local, fresh and sustainable foods and honey, as well as pollinator-friendly gardening techniques. Returning are the Bee Local Farmers’ Market, beekeepers with local honey and observation hives and several nonprofits and community resources. Children’s activities will take place throughout the library and in the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab. Entries of the Bee Local Photo Contest, sponsored by Highland Gardens, will be on display.
New this year is Bee Well at Bee Local, offering visitors a chance to meet members of local recreational clubs, participate in yoga on the lawn with Just Plain Yoga, at 2 p.m., or Zumba on the lawn with Art in Motion Fitness, at 3 p.m., attend a cooking demonstration or take part in free health screenings. Local band Bucky’s Brother will give a live performance at 4 p.m.
At 8:30 a.m., September 16, the Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club Sunday Run will begin at the library.
Cost: Film event is $15. Admission to the festival is free. Location: 100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill. For more information, find Bee Local on Facebook, call 717-761-3900 or visit FredricksenLibrary.org.