The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill will host its second Annual Bee Local Festival from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Bee Local features onsite farmers’ and beekeepers’ market, local resources and learning opportunities as well as children’s activities. Last year’s festival was the recipient of the American Library Association’s John Cotton Dana Award for outstanding achievement in library public relations.
The festival will kick off with a special farm-to-fork tasting event and screening of a documentary film about the local food movement at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Attendees will sample a farm-to-fork tasting menu using ingredients from Farmers on Walnut, a producer-only farmers’ market, prepared by Channels Food Rescue Kitchen School.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $15. Tickets are available at the library, 100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill, and online at www.fredricksenlibrary.org.
On Sept. 15, the festival will highlight sources of local, fresh and sustainable foods and honey, as well as pollinator- and earth-friendly gardening techniques. Multiple demonstrations will take place during the day, including an open hive demonstration, cooking demonstrations and mushroom cultivation.
New to the festival this year is Bee Well at Bee Local, which will offer visitors a chance to meet members of local recreational clubs, including the Harrisburg Bicycle Club, the Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club, Capital Area Girls on the Run and the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation. The event will offer yoga on the lawn with Just Plain Yoga at 2 p.m. and Zumba on the lawn with Art in Motion Fitness at 3 p.m., as well as free health screenings throughout the day.
On Sunday, Sept. 16 at 8:30 a.m., the Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club will offer a special Bee Local Sunday Run as part of their Sunday Run series. The run begins at the library, and the public is invited to join regardless of ability level.
A full schedule of festival events is on the library’s website.