Watershed Butterfly Festival

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  |  Saturday, August 3, 2019

Please join us at our 2019 Watershed Butterfly Festival, the Watershed’s largest annual educational event that focuses on the importance of maintaining a balance between humans and the natural world. This family-oriented day has grown to be a major regional event, attracting more than 3,000 visitors.  We welcome visitors every summer to tour the Kate Gorrie Butterfly house, explore the insect zoo, meet butterfly stilt walkers, take farm tours and other fun activities.

Learn about our other upcoming events and programs, and consider becoming a member. The Watershed Institute is a member-supported non-profit dedicated to protecting and restoring clean water and healthy environments in central New Jersey. Proceeds from this event sustain our work in environmental conservation, advocacy, science, and education.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does my admission fee cover?

Your admission fee covers lots of fun activities for the whole family including tours, butterfly house access, live music, and more!

  • 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?

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?

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?

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?

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 outside alcoholic beverages are permitted on property. There will be beer, wine, and cider available for sale.
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