City Of Uvalde, Texas

Uvalde Honey Festival
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UVALDE HONEY FESTIVAL
2024 Honey Festival will be held on April 5 & 6.
        In the 1870s, pioneer settlers found an abundance of hollow trees and caves filled with honey in the modern-day Uvalde area. The area was also found to be rich in guajillo (huajillo) bushes, a key source of the nectar needed for the honey that Uvalde now famously produces. Honey was shipped all over the world from Uvalde. The bees provided wonderful honey and play a very important role in pollinating local crops. 
          Legend has it, that during the 1905 World’s Fair, Uvalde was honored as the Honey Capital of the World. This was the last time this title was given out. With that title never challenged, and the vast production of honey in the area, the annual Uvalde Honey Festival honors that title. 
          The Uvalde Honey Festival starts on Friday, April 5 with vendors and local live musical entertainment. On Saturday, April 6 has a 5K run, Breakfast with the Bees, vendors, performances from the Sahawe Indians and Ballet Folklorico, musical entertainment, Honey Bake-off and local businesses stay open for shopping. 
There will be a Honey Queen and Princess that will be announced. They will each receive a scholarship.
        Local honey is found throughout Uvalde and the County. Some local stores are The Blinged Buck, Amy’s Attic, Edward’s Furniture, Southern Lace, Juliens a Lifestyle Store, Country Gardens and Seed, Minits Convenience Stores, and many other stores.
        This year the Honey Bake-off will consist of three categories: cookies, cakes and pies. A first and second place winner will be selected for each category. Bake-off entries are to be turned in between 12 noon - 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the Uvalde Grand Opera House Annex. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. The baked goods must contain honey as the main ingredient. Do not place your name anywhere on the item, only the name of the recipe.

Uvalde Honey Festival Sponsorship
Uvalde Honey Festival Vendor Form
5k/1Mile Fun Run Registration
Breakfast with the Bees

UVALDE HONEY QUEEN

Honey Queen candidates must be between 16-18 years of age as of June 1, 2023

  1. Reside in Uvalde County, Texas
  2. Have access to a vehicle and/or have someone to provide transportation to appearances.
  3. Have access to a cell phone for use during appearances.
  4. Be chaperoned to all appearances by a parent, legal guardian, or another adult.
  5. Be present at Uvalde Honey Fest 2024 activities on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6
  6. Be available to represent Uvalde County at events (see below)
  7. Be willing to obtain knowledge of beekeeping and honey.

In addition to the honor of representing Uvalde County until the 2024 Honey Fest, the Honey Queen will receive a $1,000 scholarship and the Princess will receive a $500 scholarship.
Duties during the 2024 Honey Fest include but are not limited to:

  1. Meet & Greet with sponsors
  2. Announcement of Bake-off winners
  3. Present at the 5K run and announce the run and winners
  4. Attend the Breakfast with the Bees
  5. Introducing performers
  6. Interview with the media

Appearances throughout the year

  1. Leakey Fourth of July Jubliee
  2. Labor Day Parade
  3. Christmas at the Crossroads Parade
  4. May be called upon to appear at events throughout the year.
To apply click here