Butterfly Festival

2022 Butterfly Festival

Date: April 23, 2022
Time: 9:00-5:00 p.m. (opening ceremonies 9-10 a.m.)
Cost: THERE IS NO CHARGE AND WRISTBANDS ARE NOT REQUIRED for admission or parking but donations are greatly appreciated as this is one of our biggest fundraisers for the year! Donation boxes are available at the entrance and around the festival.

We are super excited that we will be holding our full Butterfly Festival on April 23, 2022! This festival will be in-person and will include all of our wonderful butterfly releases, crafts, and activities! We will also have amazing live music, a beautiful flight house, yummy concessions and lots more!

Free/Purchase Options for Enjoying the Butterfly Festival:

1. Admission and parking to all attendees is FREE OF CHARGE. We graciously accept donations for admission and parking.
2. Adults and children can enjoy the festival without purchasing a wristband or making any other purchases. You would have free access to the butterfly releases and other free stations listed at the bottom of this page.
3. Adults and children can enjoy the festival without purchasing a wristband and then visit the free stations but also opt to pay individually for different items like t-shirts, live butterflies, craft stations and activities. The crafts and activities are listed at the bottom of this page.
4. Children can get a wristband for $45 which packages the most popular items together including: a t-shirt, live butterfly in a home, 10 craft stations, face painting, flight house, train, and bounce house (under 8 years old)

Pre-ordering Festival Wristbands, T-shirts, and Individual Live Butterflies

Festival wristbands, t-shirts, butterflies are available for purchase in advance of the festival using our pre-order form or they can be purchased at the festival on April 23rd. If you order in advance, you will go to the Will Call area at the entrance instead of going through the regular lines to purchase. In addition to helping make purchasing your items more convenient, pre-ordering will guarantee that you have them reserved in case they sell out. Pre-orders require a credit/debit card.

Below is information about the festival wristbands and a la carte items that can be pre-ordered.

1. Festival Wristband - $45 ($79 value)
CLICK HERE to pre-purchase your festival wristband(s)!

The best way for children to enjoy all that the Butterfly Festival has to offer is to purchase a festival wristband. It is best to pre-order so that you are guaranteed a tote bag/backpack and the desired size of t-shirt as these quantities are limited.
Festival Wristband includes:
- unlimited visits to all activities (bounce house, flight house, face painting, train)
- one visit to each of 10 craft stations
- a children's t-shirt
- a small butterfly home with a live butterfly
- a colorful tote bag

Wristbands can also be purchased at the festival.

2. A La Carte Purchases - range in price from $2-$28
CLICK HERE to purchase t-shirts and/or a butterfly!

T-shirts are available in adult and children sizes. The live butterfly will come in a little home made from a recycled tennis ball can with a colorful sticker and piece of cantaloupe.

T-shirts & live butterflies can also be purchased at the festival

3. Butterfly Bucks (types of payment)
CLICK HERE to pre-purchase Butterfly Bucks!

Credit cards can be used to purchase items (wristbands, individual butterflies, t-shirts, etc.) at the entrance store. If you wish to use a credit card to purchase anything inside of the festival (concessions, crafts, activities, etc.) you will need Butterfly Bucks. Cash can be used at the entrance or inside of the festival.

Butterfly Bucks can also be purchased at the festival.

Purchasing Items at the Festival

Below is information about the festival wristbands and a la carte items that can be purchased at the Butterfly Festival.

1. Festival Wristband - $45 ($79 value)
The best way for children to enjoy all that the Butterfly Festival has to offer is to purchase a festival wristband. It is best to pre-order so that you are guaranteed a tote bag/backpack and the desired size of t-shirt as these quantities are limited.
Festival Wristband includes:
- unlimited visits to all activities (bounce house, flight house, face painting, train)
- one visit to each of 10 craft stations
- a children's t-shirt
- a small butterfly home with a live butterfly
- a colorful tote bag

Wristbands can also be pre-purchased by clicking here.

2. A La Carte Purchases
- T-shirts are available in adult and children sizes.
- The live butterfly will come in a little home made from a recycled tennis ball can with a colorful sticker and piece of cantaloupe.
- There will be 10 craft stations. Each craft will cost $2-$3.
- There will be 4 activity stations including the flight house, bounce house, face painting, and train. Each activity will cost $2-$5.

T-shirts & live butterflies can also be pre-purchased by clicking here.

3. Butterfly Bucks (types of payment)
Credit cards can be used to purchase items (wristbands, individual butterflies, t-shirts, etc.) at the entrance store. If you wish to use a credit card to purchase anything inside of the festival (concessions, crafts, activities, etc.) you will need Butterfly Bucks. Cash can be used at the entrance or inside of the festival.

Butterfly Bucks can also be pre-purchased by clicking here.

Full List of all Festival Stations

Activities
Activities are included in the wristband or they can be purchased individually with Butterfly Bucks or cash. The activities are:
- bounce house
- flight house
- face painting
- train

Crafts
10 craft stations are included in the wristband or they can be purchased individually with Butterfly Bucks or cash. List of crafts coming soon!

Additional Stations
Butterfly Bucks and/or cash can be used at these additional stations.
- concession stand
- butterfly store

Free Stations to Visit
There are free stations throughout the festival. This list will be updated as the festival approaches!
- butterfly releases
- educational talks
- fish viewing
- Master Naturalist station
- musical garden
- chess/checker board
- Cobb's Corral roping area
- exhibitors/vendors

Artist of the Year

The 2022 t-shirt design is centered around the grand prize winner from the 2019 butterfly art contest, Ashley Richmond! We were not able to hold our festival in 2020 or 2021 due to Covid so we are looking forward to being able to celebrate our grand prize winner after a long hiatus.