Midwest Honey Fest

Did you know that North Dakota and South Dakota are the two leaders of honey production in the country? Join us as we celebrate South Dakota’s state insect at the first Midwest Honey Fest.

Free honey sampling beginning at 12:30 PM

Free Seminars by The WannaBee Beekeeping Association.
12:30 PM Honey Industry in South Dakota by Bob Reiner of SD Dept. of Agriculture
12:50 PM The Plight of the Honeybee by Beekeeper Jerry Owens
1:10 PM Beekeeping Basics by Tom Allen
1:30 PM Gardening and sustainability for bees by Michelle Grosek
1:50 PM Community Gardening and Youth Outreach by Sharon Oney
2:10 PM Supporting bees in you city by Jerry Owens
2:30 PM Planting the right seeds for bees by Darrel Kjerstad

Free Mead Making and live demonstration by Tom Repas and Bob Cronin 3:00 PM

Ticketed Honey Beer, Mead and Wine  Tasting 4-7 PM

Enjoy honey beer, wine and mead tasting from favorite local breweries including Lost Cabin, Knuckle Brewing Co., Remedy Brewing, Crow Peak, Big Lost Meadery and more – plus national brands. Participants can also enjoy live music by Cambria String Band from 4-7 PM. $16 includes an event tasting glass and unlimited samples.

Honey menu items available for purchase all day + Vendors

Saturday, June 8 at 12:30pm to 7:30pm

Firehouse SmokeJumper Station
23858 HWY 385 Hill City, SD

Event Type

Food & Drink, Concerts & Performances, Arts & Culture, Festivals

Target Audience



Free, $$


Performing Arts, Educational




Free for seminars / $16 for beer fest



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