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2024 Monarch Festival

August 17-18th

HFA Garden
You don't want to miss the 2024 Monarch Festival!
Saturday & Sunday, August 17&18
The festival kicks off on Saturday evening, August 17th at 6:00 at the Gem Theater, with a live presentation by the New York Times bestselling author and naturalist, Sy Montgomery. Sy will be talking about her latest book, Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell. 
Here are 5 key insights from her book:
1. Even common animals we might take for granted are astonishing wonders, and worthy of our awe.
2. What looks like a hopeless disaster may instead be turned into a real-life miracle
3. Anyone can make a difference that can last for generations, and heroes come in all different forms.
4. Time, too, has many different guises.
5. Taking a hand at mending our broken world is the best way to restore our own souls.

Doors open at 5:00 for pizza and beer followed by the presentation at 6:00. Books will be for sale.         
                              Pay What You Can 
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Sunday, August 18
Valentine Farm, 162 North Rd., Bethel

Schedule for the Day

Day-Long Activities
  • Educational Booths
  • Garden Tours and Demonstrations
  • Children's Activities
  • Indigo Dyeing Activity
  • Lawn Games
  • Raffle
  • Artisan Vendors
Scheduled Activities​
  • Complimentary Lunch 12:00 - 3:00 (or until food runs out)
  • Cut Flower Bouquet Making Demo
  • Monarch Tagging
  • Bird Walks
  • Children's Parade (all are welcome to join!)
  • Tree Identification Walk
  • The Basics of Mushroom Identification
Avoid the lines, register now!

2024 Festival Sponsors:

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