Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2012 Pa. State Honey festival is CANCELLED. We are sorry for any hardship and wish all that support PennApic best wishes.  


Pennsylvania State Honey Festival

Bees, Birds, Blooms, and

Living Green In My Backyard



Pennsylvania Apiculture, Inc., (PennApic) and members of the Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers' Association have teamed up once again with Ashcombe Farms to bring you the annual Pennsylvania State Honey Festival. 

The event focuses on honey, educational displays, local Pa. agriculture, eco-friendly businesses, environmental issues, local artisans and craftsmen, all building towards a better future.

The day will be filled with crafts, vendors, displays, and activities for all ages. Come and enjoy the flower gardens, the children's park, and the garden center at Ashcombe farm. Food vendors and Ashcombe's ice cream parlor are sure to be a hit.



Date: Cancelled


Time: 10 am. to 3 pm. 


Address: 906 West Grantham Rd.

               Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055











Construct an Eastern Bluebird house


See live honeybees in the observation hive


Taste honey being extracted

from the comb


Feel the softest hair on alpacas


Have the kids experience alpacas, goats, sheep, ducks, and other farm animals.


Watch a "Sheep to Shawl" Demonstration 


Taste hand-dipped ice cream


Watch a live hands-on milking demonstration. Then watch the milk churned into butter.


Learn about the latest eco-green products for your home


Buy local raw natural honey!

Bring your jar and we will fill it.


Watch hand-made jewelry

being produced


Support your local animal shelter


Check out local crafts and vendors!


Get an early start on your

Christmas shopping.


Interested in Beekeeping?

There will be a full hive display and experienced beekeepers from the Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers Association on-hand to answer all your questions.


Master gardeners will assist with your gardening concerns.  


Childrens tent with activities and games

(Bring a camera for the drone and queen picture cutouts. The kids will love them!) 


***Bring the whole family***






Scheduled Programs


Those listed will have a demonstration or talk planned for the days festivities.









Vendor and Sponsor Information


Vendors: There will be restrictions on having multiple same type vendors at this event. The registration will be based on first come, first served. So please do not wait to schedule this event. Send an email with your name, business name, address, telephone number, a list of products to be offered, along with space requirements and any special requests. A return registration form will be sent to you via email. Limited tables will be available. Tents and canopy displays will be provided by vendors. Once your request is approved, a non-refundable fee will be paid as follows:


Commercial or store front operations.............................$30.00


Non-profit associations and non-commercial vendors....$15.00 (or free depending upon services provided.)


Vendor fees must be paid within 10 days of approval. Pennsylvania Apiculture Inc., has final approval on all vendor approvals, and reserves the right to deny any request.



Sponsors: Corporate and business sponsors.................$100.00

                  Non-profit, family, individual:...........................$25.00


All sponsors will be included on the days program, and marketing material.


All vendor and sponsor fees are to be paid directly to:  Pennsylvania Apiculture Inc.


                                                           Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 141  Lewisberry, Pa. 17339




For additional information, questions, and registration,....click here.

Or Contact Joyce at 717-805-9908







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