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Honey Buzztival

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

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

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: 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 including Buku, Sitti, and The Oakz. You vote, you decide.

NC HONEY VENDORS: Shop and taste NC honey and products from Balls Berries and Produce, Carolina Bee Co., Creekside Farm, Hilltop Farms, Javier Devivero,  Honey and Hive, and Beekeeper Steve Hildebrand—all located within 80 miles of downtown.

BEE-HIVE DEMO:  Get all the buzz with Beekeeper Steve Hildebrand  and 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.

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.