McCloud Bee Fest

McCloud Mini Bee Fest

Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us at McCloud Nature Park for our 4th Annual McCloud Bee Fest, celebrating the importance of our pollinators! This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will be a “Mini” Bee Fest.

The McCloud Mini Bee Fest will get your family out exploring the park and learning all about pollinators along the way! Signs on trails will provide information about wildflowers and pollinators. Be sure to bring a water bottle and to wear comfortable shoes because all of the activities are out on trails throughout the park!

Planned activities include:

  • Greeter stations, where our staff and volunteers can help families find all of the fun within the park. Each greeter station will be equipped with hand sanitizer.
  • Self-led story walks along some of the 6.5 miles of trails within McCloud Nature Park.
  • A scavenger hunt along the park’s trails.
  • Self-guided wildflower and pollinator trails.
  • A station near the McCloud Bee House where our naturalists will answer questions about honeybees. As with the greeter stations, the Bee House station will be equipped with hand sanitizer.
  • Master Gardeners roving the trails to identify and explain the importance of native plants and pollinators.
  • Self-guided activities on trails.
  • Free bee craft kits to make at home (while supplies last).

Pre-registration is highly recommended. Visitors who have pre-registered will have preference attending the Mini Bee Fest. Families who pre-register will receive convenient email updates about this event. Attendance may be limited by Governor Holcomb’s executive orders.

Face coverings are required inside the restrooms and outside when it’s not possible to remain more than 6 feet from others. Hand washing stations and hand sanitizer will be available.

Please pre-register by going to

Allergy alert: as with any visit to the outdoors, it is possible to come into contact with live bees and/or other stinging insects.

This event is appropriate for all ages, FREE to attend, and no advance registration is required. This is an ongoing event, so stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.!

Click here for a Visit Hendricks County blog post about the 2020 McCloud Mini Bee Fest!

Click here to download and print the Mini Bee Fest Scavenger Hunt List!