Butterfly Festival at Blooms and Berries Farm Market

Blooms and Berries Farm Market has a great mid-summer event for you – The Butterfly Festival.
Butterfly Festival at Blooms and Berries Farm Market

The Butterfly Festival at Blooms and Berries Farm Market will be here for 9 days – two weekends and the week in between: July 7 – 15, 2018.

Watch as they release hundreds of butterflies, all species that are local to our area. The butterflies will include Monarchs, Swallowtails, and Painted Ladies.

Monarch Butterflies

There will be two kinds of butterfly releases: the Grand Release and Kids Release.

  • Be amazed by The Grand Release (happening on July 7 and July 14, 11am) which will include a massive release of 500 Monarchs, Swallowtails, and Painted Ladies. Your weekend admission ticket includes watching this butterfly release plus all the farm and festival activities.
  • The Kids Release is an event in which the kids (and adults) can participate in the butterfly release. Each person participating in the Kids Release will be given a Painted Lady butterfly to release (Kids Release tickets required, see details here).

Kids at Blooms and Berries Butterfly Festival

This is a family-friendly event. Admission to the Butterfly Festival includes the butterfly release events (weekends) plus the Farmyard Fun Play Area, farm animals, a sound garden, and much more. Weekend days also will include live acoustic music, butterfly and bee experts, food trucks (July 7&8 only), a Butterfly Princess, face painting, and more.

Be sure to have your camera ready because there will be lots of great photo opps. From the butterfly releases to the mile-long stretch of Butterfly Pollinator Plants, there will be lots of great spots for some family pics.

Butterfly Festival at Blooms and Berries Farm Market

Plan Ahead! Kids Release Events are limited to 85 timed tickets (per event) and they’re already selling out!

Save money and guarantee your family’s spot when you purchase your tickets online.

Online – Kids Release Tickets: you must purchase one of these if you want to do the individual butterfly release. These tickets are timed AND they are limited to 85 per event.  A release ticket includes the weekend pass AND a special opportunity for a kid, with the help of a paid adult, to release a painted lady butterfly as part of a coordinated release.  You must arrive at least 45 min prior to your release time to get your butterfly and proper instructions See full details on their site. $9.50/person

Online – Weekend Pass: Pre-purchase the Weekend Pass online and you’ll also get a Bonus Weekday pass July 9-13 ($7 value). See full details on their site. $9.50/person

Online – Weekday Pass (no butterfly releases on weekdays; does not include weekends): gives you admission for July 9-13. See full details on their site. $7.00/person

At the Gate – Weekend Ticket: 1 day access only; $10.50/person

At the Gate – Weekday Ticket (no butterfly releases on weekdays): same day access; $7.00/person

Kids under 2 are free.

What: Butterfly Festival

When: July 7 – July 15, 2018 ; hours are 9:30am – 6:00pm daily

Where: Blooms and Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. St. Rt. 48, Loveland, Ohio 45140

About Bridgett Raffenberg 851 Articles
Cincinnati lover, Mom, wife, travel enthusiast, Wordpress lover (not necessarily in that order). Founder of 365 Things to do in Cincinnati.

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