Second Ever Oregon Coast Honey Lovers Festival in Yachats, Feb. 8 On Saturday, February 9, the second ever Oregon Coast Honey Lovers Festival will be held at the Yachats Commons from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5/person; children 12 years and under Free. The event will feature the opportunity to taste a variety of locally produced honeys and meads, as well as to learn about attracting pollinators to the garden, beekeeping, bee species and behaviors, and more. The festival includes speakers, displays, vendors, children’s puppet shows, honey and mead tastings, information on beekeeping, pollinators, pollinator-friendly landscaping, special dishes and beverages featuring honey, and themed goods and crafts about town. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. attend a Honey Hoedown for a $5 entry fee. This event includes as bonfire, live music by Red Diesel, and food and drink will be available for purchase. Speakers include Dr. David Gordon on the Roles of Native Bees in Pollination of Native Plant Communities; Dr. Sarah Kincaid on the Weird and Wonderful Bees of Oregon; Dr. Sagili on Honey Bees: Insights on Some Fascinating Bee Behaviors and the Africanized Bee; Andrea Shonnard on Designing a Pollinator Garden; and Fred Selby on The Medicinal Properties of Honey. Intended as a family fun event, the Oregon Coast Honey Lovers Festival will have plenty for all ages to enjoy. There will be two special puppet presentations on honeybees presented by Penny’s Puppet Productions. In addition, many local merchants and restaurants throughout Yachats will participate in the honey and pollinator theme offering chef’s specials and a variety of beautiful products. The evening Honey Hoedown will be presented in the Yachats Commons Pavilion. Advance tickets for the event, including food options and seating times, are available on Brown Paper Tickets. Festival sponsors include Shonnard’s Nursery, Emerald Coast Realty and Coastal Homes and Land. For additional information, visit the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce website, yachats.org.