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Butterfly Festival

Michelle Leung
2016 Design Contest Winner: Michelle Leung

2016 Butterfly Festival
“Celebrating the Swallowtail”
Saturday, August 13 | 10AM-4PM

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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. Last year’s Butterfly Festival featured live stage entertainment by the Dadz, local artisans, delicious food, an insect zoo, hay rides, nature walks, and our famous Butterfly and Bug Parade.

Visitors also enjoyed yoga and hula-hoop demonstrations, a Star Lab, parachute games, bubbles the size of cars, and a magic show. There were crafts for all ages including paper airplane construction and a quilt square coloring table. Visitors kept cool in our chill tent, played in our H2Olympics, and enjoyed tours of our new building.

Come see what we have in store this year at our 16th annual Butterfly Festival! 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.


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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What does my admission fee cover?

  • Your admission fee covers lots of fun activities for the whole family!

  • Do I have to pay for my infant?

  • Children under the age of 2 are Free.

  • Is food for sale?

  • Yes! There are lots of delicious choices from our food vendors.

  • Do you have an ATM on site?

  • Yes. The ATM is located inside the Watershed Center.

  • What if it rains?

  • This is a Rain or Shine event.

  • Can I drive on the property?

  • No. 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.

  • Can I walk to/from the parking area?

  • No. We ask that our visitors use the provided bus transportation to and from the parking area at Bristol-Myers Squibb and refrain from walking along the road and in traffic lanes.

  • Can I bring a stroller or wheelchair?

  • Yes. Folding strollers can be brought on the shuttle. Handicap parking will be available.

  • Can we ride our bikes there?

  • Yes. There are bike racks on the Watershed Reserve.

  • Can I bring my dog?

  • We’re sorry, only service animals are permitted.

  • Can I bring alcoholic beverages?

  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted on property. Smoking is also prohibited on our campus.

  • What is the address?

  • 31 Titus Mill Rd. Pennington, NJ 08534 (Follow signs for parking)

  • What are the Festival hours?

  • 10 am – 4 pm

 
 

Events

Fairy Festival


Saturday, July 30, 10:30AM - 1:30PM, Families, $10 pp (under 3yo free)


Rain or Shine...Come to the Fairy Festival on the Watershed Reserve! Celebrate with the Rainbow Fairies, Woodland Fairies and Forest Elves…join them in a dance around the maypole, create magical crafts, construct villages along the Fairy Trail and play in the stream with the Water Sprites! Fairy finery and gnome haberdashery is strongly encouraged.


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