Fourth of July Park is the place to bee for a festival of concerts, authentic handcrafted items, local artists & kids stuff.
No Admission Charge.
Parking is available at Kernersville Elementary School.
History of the Festival:
"Honoring the late Brady Mullinax, 88, the bee king of North Carolina, who became a legend in his own time by getting the North Carolina General Assembly in 1973 to designate the honey bee as the state's official insect.
During World War II, while Mr. Mullinax "was seeing the world," his mother was caring for his beehives. When the war was over and he took a job as water plant supervisor, Mullinax brought his hives to Kernersville in the back of his 1937 Plymouth. He set them up behind the water treatment plant. There were less than 500 people in Kernersville back then.
He is credited as the driving force behind starting the biggest annual event in Kernersville in 1975 - the Honeybee Festival, which attracts thousands each year."
I look forward to seeing everyone there, and wish to add special thanks to Mayor Dawn Morgan, Aldermen Bob Prescott & Dana Caudill Jones, as well as planning board member & 2011 alderman candidate Keith Hooker, and all my friends at the Kernersville Parks and Recreation for this event.
As the NCGA 2012 candidate from Kernersville, it's especially important to continue to celebrate our state insect, the HoneyBee, and the valued efforts of our late World War II veterans.