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Calhoun County Honey Jubilee and Farm Fest: June 1-3, 2017

May 12, 2017

 

The 2017, Calhoun County Honey Jubilee & Farm Fest will be held June 1st - 3rd in Saint Matthews, South Carolina.  This three days of fun, fellowship, and fact-finding about our

pollinator friends and their effects on farming and gardening is sure to entertain and educate.

 

Thursday, June 1st at 6:30pm The Jubilee kicks off with a Farm to Table Dinner & Lecture.  It will feature local cuisine by Dupre Catering & Events and mead tasting by Savannah Bee Company.  Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, Phd, Apiculture Specialist, Clemson University, will deliver a lecture entitled "The Power of Bees and Pollinators."  The well-learned bee enthusiast as well as the novice will enjoy an exceptional dining experience and learn a thing or two about what makes that exquisite food possible.  

 

If you would like to attend the Farm to Table Dinner & Lecture RSVP (RSVP is a French phrase, "répondez, s'il vous plaît."  It means "please reply."  In this case call The Calhoun County Library ~ 803-655-6306 by May 25th.  The cost for the dinner and lecture is $25 and will be held at Holly Oak Farm, 15 Muller Lake Road, Sandy Run, SC 29160.

 

And on Friday, June 2nd, are a series of workshops beginning at 10:00am. These workshops are led by beekeeping and gardening experts.  Checkout the schedule here:

 

Registration is required for each of these workshops so call The Calhoun County Library at 655-6306 and let them know you are coming.

 

 

Saturday's events, June 3rd, will have Barbecue and other foods, children's crafts and activities, educational programs, a farmer's market and plant sale, music and entertainment, and vendors, vendors, vendors!  If you are interested in sponsoring this event or would like to set-up as a vendor contact Melissa at 655-6306.  

 

Come on out to the 2017 Calhoun County Honey Jubilee and Farm Fest!  See what the buzz is all about!

 

Partners for this event include the SC Department of Agriculture and Certified SC grown program, the SC Specialty Foods Association, and SC Farm Bureau.

 

Sponsors to date include: EQUI-FAB Carolina, Calhoun Oil, SC Farm Bureau, SCE&G, Holly Oak Farm, Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Harry Hampton Fund (DNR); Wannamaker Seed, Blanchard Machinery, Middling Cotton, Calhoun County First Steps, Clemson Extension, Gressette Center, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Thermo King Columbia, Thornton Auto Sales, Golden Kernel, and Calhoun County Farm Bureau Women's Committee. 

Interested sponsors and vendors please find an application at the following link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwLMPvtYWvqndmJTbWtobEJmSW8. Still accepting applications!

Questions? Please contact Melissa at 803-655-6306 or mmcleod@calhouncountylibrary.org or Kristen at ksimensen@calhouncountylibrary.org.

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