Dismiss the myth, superstitions at Bat Fest 2017

Lubee Bat Conservancy is excited to welcome everyone to their 13th Annual Florida Bat Festival to be held Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10am to 5pm. Our Flying Giants are ready to dispel the myths and superstitions surrounding these gentle animals.

Admission is $5 for children ages 5-12 (kids 4 and under free) and $8 per adult. The beer garden at Bat Fest is $25 online/$28 at gate (includes festival entry).

The festival is an opportunity for guests to view the world’s largest bats, tour the conservancy grounds and enjoy the great outdoors. This event features activities, games, educational exhibits, and a raffle prize drawing featuring a Walt Disney World Parks Package. The Kids Zone area features numerous Bounce Houses provided by SpaceWalk of Gainesville.

New offerings this year include a scavenger hunt to find all 13 bat superstition posters, interactive native bat displays and an opportunity to learn how to ID bats through their echolocation calls, Human Foosball, and an expanded Beer Garden featuring brews from First Magnitude Brewing Company, Swamp Head Brewery, Blackadder Brewing Company, Cypress and Grove Brewing, High Springs Brewing Company, Infinite AleWorks, and home brews from the Hogtown Brewers.

Sponsors for this year’s festival include Blackadder Brewing Company, The Law Office of Alba & Yochim P.A., SunState Federal Credit Union, Parks of Gainesville, High Springs Orchard & Bakery, Gator Domino’s, Florida Credit Union, West End Animal Hospital, Gator Paint & Decorating, Patricia Shipman DMD, Yelp, WeFooz Human Foosball, WUFT, Beth Shrigley, and Mary Smith.

The festival will be held on the beautiful grounds of the conservancy, located at 1309 N.W. 192nd Avenue in Gainesville.

For more information check out our website at www.lubee.org. General Admission & Beer Garden Tickets are on sale at flbatfestival.ticketleap.com/13th-annual-florida-bat-festival/ D

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