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BugFest Gaint Bug
BugFest Catch a Fly
BugFest Butterflies
Buggie Parade
Eat-A-Bug at the Nitty Gritty Cafe
Find out what the buzz is all about! Join us for BugFest, our annual celebration of insects and their relatives, on Saturday, September 17 at the Bernheim Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Children and their families will go buggy exploring live critters at our insect zoo, in our butterfly pavilion, and at our naturalist-led Discovery Stations. Bug-themed crafts and games, for all ages, will also be offered throughout the day.

Other BugFest favorites, including guided insect safaris, the Parade of Bugs (costumes encouraged!), and our Eat-a-Bug program at the Nitty-Gritty Café (chocolate-covered crickets, anyone?).

Also browse Bernheim’s annual Fall Plant Sale which features Bernheim Select ™, a distinctive variety of plants propagated from Bernheim’s own collections, along with a varied selection of other unique trees, shrubs, grasses and perennial herbaceous plants. All plants are suitable for north central Kentucky growing. Plant sale proceeds benefit Bernheim, and memberships will be available. Printable plant list.

While there is no cost to participate in BugFest, the $5 per car weekend environmental impact fee will be charged for non-members to enter Bernheim; members are always free.