Sumner County District Attorney General Ray Whitley has agreed to be a Honey Judge at the 2019 Tennessee Honey Festival.
Whitley, who has been a beekeeper for many years, will be one of three judges.
“We’re very honored to have such a distinguished judge to determine our best honey in Tennessee,” said Erica Brister, President and CEO of U.S. Pest Protection, the creator of the event. “I knew that Mr. Whitley was a local beekeeper himself and I am honored of his decision to have accepted the invitation to be a honey judge at our festival.”
The festival will take place on Saturday, Sept 7 at Hendersonville Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last September, during the inaugural Tennessee Honey Festival, more than 10,000 people attended, according to organizers.
The free event that will spotlight state apiary leaders, honey industry leaders, beekeeping enthusiasts, a local honey contest, as well as live entertainment and interactive art stations.
There will be tastings of local and regional honey and honey will be available for purchase from a variety of vendors. Entertainment will include live stage music acts, specialty crafts, face painting and other art activities
See the Tennessee Honey Festival Facebook Page for more information.