The Granville County Expo and Convention Center will be abuzz with activity Saturday as the local beekeepers group hosts the 6th annual Bee Jubilee.
Christi Henthorn, president of the Granville County Beekeepers said upwards of 80 vendors will be set up inside and outside for the event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.
“It’s growing fast and it’s awesome,” Henthorn said in describing the daylong event. The popular “Year of Honey” raffle will be held on Saturday; tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The lucky winner will get eight bottles of local honey and four additional “products of the hive,” she said.
The Bee Jubilee is a great way to promote homegrown, handmade items created by area artisans, Henthorn said on Monday’s The Local Skinny! Of course, there will be local honey for sale, but there also will be a variety of home baked goods, jams and jellies available for purchase.
The Oxford Farmer’s Market is relocating for the day to the Expo Center as well.
“It’s a family-friendly event,” Henthorn said, with inflatables and face-painting for the kids, and a half dozen or so food trucks bringing everything from barbecue and burgers to mini-donuts and Italian ices.
The Lord Granville Historical Society is scheduled to create their yummy churned ice cream – always a treat.
Henthorn said folks are welcome to bring their canine family members to walk among the vendors outside.
A live auction will begin at 12 noon in the air-conditioned environs of the auditorium, and Henthorn said there is a variety of top-notch items that will be up for bid, including nukes and bee supplies, a NASCAR-themed package and custom artwork depicting a variety of pollinators.
Find the Granville County Beekeepers on Facebook for details of the day’s schedule or visit https://granvillecountybeekeepers.org/