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Butterfly Festival

2016 Butterfly Festival
Saturday, August 13 | 10AM-4PM

Ticket Price at the Gate: $10 per person/ $25 per carload.
Admission is FREE for children 3 years and under.

Fun for the whole Family!

Our annual Butterfly Festival, held on the grounds of our 930-acre Watershed Reserve, has been a popular family event attracting around 3,000 visitors every summer. The event showcases the spectacular Kate Gorrie Butterfly House and the new Platinum LEED Certified Watershed Center. The Butterfly Festival features live stage entertainment by the Dadz, local artisans, delicious food, an insect zoo, hay rides, nature walks, and our famous Butterfly and Bug Parade. (Don’t forget your costume!)

Parking will be located across the street from the Watershed Center at Bristol-Myers Squibb for no additional cost. Free bus transportation will run throughout the day to the festival and parking areas.

Come Fly With Us 2015
2015 “Come Fly With Us” Logo by Erin McNulty

We invite New Jersey high school students to submit designs for the 15th Annual Butterfly Festival logo. We suggest artwork depicting flying and fluttering native butterflies, insects, or birds; we also invite you to include the design of our new Butterfly House in your design. The winning submission will be prominently featured on event t-shirts, in publicity and press materials, and will be framed and hung in our new Watershed Center.


CONTEST DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by the Watershed Association (via mail or email) by Friday, April 15 at noon.

Click to view our photos from the 2015 Butterfly Festival



Birds-n-Brunch Mini-Camp

February 15, Monday, 10:00AM - 2:00PM, Children in grades 1-5, Fee per child: $20M/$25NM

What could be better than pancakes for lunch? Schools are closed for President's Day, so join us to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count and a lesson on maple sugaring. We'll have a delicious pancake lunch, served with our own Watershed maple syrup! Registration and prepayment required.

Click for more details on these programs, registration, fees, and more!

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