We’d like to thank all 2018 Bee Jubilee participants! It was a buzzing success with more than 70 vendors, numerous speakers, and demonstrations and more than 1500 attendees! On behalf of the Granville County Beekeepers Association (GCBA), I would like to extend an invitation to you or your organization to join us at the 4th Annual Bee Jubilee on Saturday June 22nd, 2019 from 9AM-4PM at the Granville County Expo Center in Oxford, NC. As usual, the Bee Jubilee is held in conjunction with National Pollinator Week, June 17-23.
The Bee Jubilee is a day-long event filled with bee and pollinator related speakers and demonstrations, local arts and handmade crafts, non-profits, children’s activities, silent auction, HONEY, North Carolina grown produce and more! Our focus is on home grown, handmade, and local. And of course we love bees, agriculture and nature too!
We can’t make it happen without you! We are seeking vendors, speakers, sponsors, fun features and anything or anyone that would make our event even better. This is a great opportunity for fund raising or to increase publicity for your business or organization.
We have made several modifications for this year’s event:
- Parking – Once again, proved to be a challenge. We are working to make it better.
- Outside space – We will again be making use of the livestock arena behind the building. This large covered area should have more electrical outlets and working fans.
- Children’s Carnival – Plans are underway to secure more involved and child friendly space and activities.
- Food Truck Rodeo – NEW this year, we will be inviting several food trucks to participate in our Cooking with Honey contest.
- Vendors – More care will be taken to jury and limit vendors selling similar products. The arena space will likely be arranged differently from last year. We will likely reduce the numbers of vendors, to roughly 50, depending on layout. Inside spaces are now 8′ x10′.
We hope you join us for a vibrant and fun filled Bee Jubilee event, to be held at the Granville County Expo Center, located at 4605 US-15, Oxford, NC. Please take a minute to look over the attached application package and apply ASAP. Space is limited and vendors will be selected on a semi juried basis. Online payments can be made here: https://squareup.com/store/GCBA
We look forward to your participation and support. Please call me with any questions, comments or ideas. We are hoping to make 2019 the best Bee Jubilee yet!