We go to great lengths to cultivate habitats for beneficial insects like bees, butterflies and fireflies at Terhune Orchards. Fireflies are especially enchanting. On Sunday June 26th, we invite visitors to an electrifying afternoon and evening from 3-9 p.m. to celebrate the firefly. Unusually late for us at Terhune Orchards but fireflies are smart – they sleep until it is dark so they can be seen by their mates. Look for them while on a free wagon ride. Admission to Firefly Festival is free.
Children can be fireflies, too! In our craft area, kids can dress up as fireflies after painting wings and making antennas. They can decorate bug boxes to use to catch a firefly as the sun goes down. Craft activities, $5 per child. Pony rides and face painting are available at additional charge.
Miss Amy and the Big Kids Band, always a favorite, will get the crowd up dancing, playing instruments and having fun while we wait for the bugs to start their blinking. Circus Place, New Jersey’s premier circus training facility, will showcase their Youth Circus Performance Troupe at Firefly Festival. Watch the students perform aerials, acrobatics and juggling. Visit Pam’s Food Tent for an old-fashioned farm supper or snack, grilled chicken, hotdogs, salads, pies, donuts and other freshly homemade treats. The winery tasting room will be pouring flights of wine tastings from 12 – 6 p.m.
Admission and parking is free. Craft activities are $5. For more information call 609-924-2310.