Bee Fest at Hidden Happiness Bee Farm at Deep Gap will be on Saturday October 9

A beekeeper works with beehives wearing protective clothing

High Country Beekeepers has announced that a bee festival will be held at Hidden Happiness Bee Farm at its location 1060 Chestnut Mountain Road on Saturday, October 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is rain or shine, and most of the activities will take place indoors.

The event will feature educational programs, local artisans and live music. Hole Lotta Donuts will be on site selling donuts, apple pie and donuts. The Salvation Army canteen truck will also be selling food at the event.

Sellers will include:

locally extracted honey
value-added products such as cosmetics and candles
textile crafts and baskets
signs and interior decoration
holiday ornaments
books, paper crafts and works of art
locally made jerky, jams, pickles and sauces
gift baskets

In addition, there will be activities for the kids, including games and face painting.

The Hidden Happiness Bee Farm Store will also be open during the festival, offering expert advice on how to prepare beehives for the cold months ahead. There is an observation beehive directly in the store, and the whole family will enjoy watching the magic of nature as the worker bees of Hidden Happiness prepare their hive for winter.

Hidden Happiness is located just off the NC 421 freeway, midway between Wilkesboro and Boone. The Deep Gap location is ideally located to serve as a welcome center to accommodate travelers to West Jefferson and Blowing Rock. Parking is free and buses and motorhomes are always welcome. A circular driveway is available to facilitate the maneuvering of these large vehicles.

Hidden Happiness Bee Farm is the leading supplier of wood items, beehive health supplements, and honey extraction equipment and supplies to High Country apiaries. In addition, the farm offers continuous training and support to beekeepers of all levels. To learn more, visit

High Country Beekeepers serves Ashe, Wilkes, Watauga and surrounding counties.

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