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Farmers Markets to Host Fun Events With Kids Activities

September 30, 2012 9:02 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks
Two farmers markets in Raleigh are hosting fun events this week: a honey festival with kids activities and a decorated pumpkin contest.

Got a thing for honey? Head over to the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market at City Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Honey Buzztival, a celebration of bees and all things honey. Enjoy free honey samples, demonstrations, recipes, observation hives and honey-related products. The event will feature a Kidz BEE bash, when Organic Valley will host a Honey Butter Shakedown—a chance for kids and adults—to learn how to make butter in just a few minutes. All market goers will have a chance to sample honey from more than six beekeepers and vote on their favorite. Local chefs from the Market Restaurant and Posta Tuscan Grille, who use honey produced on their rooftop apiaries in their sweet dishes, will offer tastings. For more details on the Honey Buzztival, visit this link.

Are your kids great at decorating pumpkins? The 27th annual Decorated Pumpkin Contest at the State Farmers Market on Thursday, Oct. 4, is the place to showcase their talent. The contest is open to all ages and is divided into three divisions: 8 years and under, 9 to 15, and 16 and older. Entries will be accepted in the Farmers Building Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m., or Thursday, Oct. 4, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Judging will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and will be based on the use of color and shape, creativity, and the quality of the pumpkin. Entries can be carved or painted and can use other forms of art media. Winners in each division will receive a top prize of $40. Second-, third- and fourth-place finishers will earn $25, $10 and $5, respectively. Anyone who enters will get a free State Farmers Market T-shirt. For more information, go to www.statefarmersmarket.org.

For more fall fun, including where to take your kids to enjoy hayrides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and age-appropriate Halloween haunts , visit our Fall Fun Guide to the Triangle.



Two farmers markets in Raleigh are hosting fun events this week: a honey festival with kids activities and a decorated pumpkin contest.

Got a thing for honey? Head over to the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market at City Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Honey Buzztival, a celebration of bees and all things honey. Enjoy free honey samples, demonstrations, recipes, observation hives and honey-related products. The event will feature a Kidz BEE bash, when Organic Valley will host a Honey Butter Shakedown—a chance for kids and adults—to learn how to make butter in just a few minutes. All market goers will have a chance to sample honey from more than six beekeepers and vote on their favorite. Local chefs from the Market Restaurant and Posta Tuscan Grille, who use honey produced on their rooftop apiaries in their sweet dishes, will offer tastings. For more details on the Honey Buzztival, visit this link.

Are your kids great at decorating pumpkins? The 27th annual Decorated Pumpkin Contest at the State Farmers Market on Thursday, Oct. 4, is the place to showcase their talent. The contest is open to all ages and is divided into three divisions: 8 years and under, 9 to 15, and 16 and older. Entries will be accepted in the Farmers Building Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m., or Thursday, Oct. 4, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Judging will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and will be based on the use of color and shape, creativity, and the quality of the pumpkin. Entries can be carved or painted and can use other forms of art media. Winners in each division will receive a top prize of $40. Second-, third- and fourth-place finishers will earn $25, $10 and $5, respectively. Anyone who enters will get a free State Farmers Market T-shirt. For more information, go to www.statefarmersmarket.org.

For more fall fun, including where to take your kids to enjoy hayrides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and age-appropriate Halloween haunts , visit our Fall Fun Guide to the Triangle.


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