People of all ages have glowing memories of chasing fireflies on a warm summer night. Welcome summertime with Terhune Orchards’ annual kick-off to summer – our Firefly Festival. On Sunday June 27, visitors will be treated to an electrifying afternoon and evening from 4-9 p.m. Admission to Firefly Festival is free.
Firefly Festival is a fun-filled event for the whole family. Children can dress up as fireflies after decorating wings and making antennas in the craft area. There is a $7 charge for craft activities. Children can have fun in our kids’ play area and on pedal and play tractors. Visiting with our farm animals is always fun for everyone. Take a stroll on our farm trail and see what you can discover.
Did you know fireflies are actually beetles? These insects use their bioluminescence as a way to communicate with each other. Look out for their signaling. Fireflies are mostly found along the edges of forests, wooded yard areas, and near streams or ponds. Terhune Orchards goes to great lengths to cultivate habitats for beneficial insects like bees, butterflies, and fireflies on our 200 acres of preserved farmland.
Don’t let hunger bug you. While waiting for nature’s show, have an old-fashioned farm supper at Pam’s Food Tent. The grill will be cooking up everyone’s summer favorites – hot dogs and barbecued chicken, along with salads and gazpacho. Pies, donuts and other freshly baked treats will be available for dessert, too. The wine orchard will stay open late for wine flights, wine slushies, and wine by the glass.
Get your toes tapping and wings flapping with the tunes of local music by Tookany Creek Band. Get a refreshing apple cider slush or nice cold ice cream and dance to the evening away.
Admission and parking is free. Craft activities are $7.
For more information call 609-924-2310 or visit www.terhuneorchards.com
The winery is open Fridays, 12:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The farm store is open daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wine bottles are available in the store daily.