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Honey Buzztival

Join us for a sweet escape celebrating all things NC honey!

Date // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time // 10 am-2 pm
Where // Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
Address // 400 block Fayetteville St, City Plaza

On Wednesday September 10 from 10 am-2 pm, make a beeline for the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market's annual Honey Buzztival to celebrate the health benefits, history, and apiculture of North Carolina honey. Take a peek inside a beehive, indulge in delectable honey-infused tastings and beer, and enjoy family-friendly festivities while learning about the importance of bees in our ecosystem.

The Market will be abuzz with honey activities including:

TASTE AND VOTE: BATTLE OF THE SWEET TOOTH (11:30 AM): From 11:30 am-1 pm, taste and vote for the bees knees of honey-infused pastries at the "Buzztival Battle of the Sweet Tooth," showcasing honey vendors and downtown Raleigh pastry chefs. You vote, you decide.

LOCAL HONEY VENDORS: Shop and taste NC honey and products from Carolina Bee Co., Creekside Farm, Hilltop Farms, and Beekeeper Steve Hildebrand—all located within 80 miles of downtown.

BEE-HIVE DEMO:  Get all the buzz with Beekeeper Steve Hildebrand who will host a live bee-hive demo, discussing the importance of honey, pollination, and the increasingly interdependent relationship between people and apis mellifera.

FARM-FRESH FARE: Dine on local lunch options or grab a box lunch from market vendors Buku, Kimbap, and The Pit.

BEER TASTING: Sip on refreshing microbrews from Raleigh Brewing Co.

LIVE MUSIC: Enjoy the latest and greatest of folk/rock music from Russ Thompson and Q.

#HONEYBUZZ Instagram Contest

Snap your experience and use hashtag #honeybuzz for a chance to win $50 in Market Bucks.

FOLLOW: Follow the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market at @downtownraleighalliance on Instagram or @RalDTFarmersMkt on Twitter

SNAP: Take a photo of your Honey Buzztival experience (honey items, pastries, vendors, or other activities) on Instagram

HASHTAG: Use hashtag #honeybuzz in photo caption

WIN: One lucky winner will be selected on Friday, September 12 to win $50 in Market Bucks! Selection will be based on following criteria, creativity, and engagement.