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Event We Love: NYC Honey Fest

The 8th Annual NYC Honey Fest will take place Saturday, September 15 at Rockaway Beach in Queens.

The 8th Annual NYC Honey Fest will take place on September 15, 2018 at Beach 106th Street in Rockaway Beach in Queens. As one of our favorite long-running food festivals in NYC, the Honey Fest transforms the boardwalk at 106th Street into a “bee marketplace” featuring everything from local and raw honey to bee pollen, wax goods, beauty products, speciality sauces and other condiments made with honey, demonstrations, and much more.

As always the event is free and open to the public.

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In addition to the bee marketplace, this year’s NYC Honey Fest will include a honey tasting competition, a costume contest, honey extraction demonstrations, and more. Guests will be invited to taste all the honeys provided by NYC beekeepers and vote for the best honey vintage. Prized will be awarded to the beekeeper with the most votes– a subtle but thoughtful way to support your local beekeeper.

(Tip for first time visitors: If Mike’s Hot Honey happens to be selling in the marketplace, buy some! This delicious honey infused with chilis can be thought of as a healthier alternative to Sriracha– with a much more nuanced and locally-sourced flavor profile. We love it in stir-fries, drizzled on grilled peaches, and even topped over ice cream!)

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The Rockaway Boardwalk can be accessed by land or by sea.

Directions from the event website: “Honey Fest 2018 is conveniently located a few blocks south of the new NYC Ferry stop. If you’re taking the train, hop on the A and get off at Broad Channel, where you can transfer to the shuttle and get off at Beach 105th St.”

For more information, visit the event’s official website. We hope to see you there!

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