Stony Kill Foundation's Annual Butterfly Festival

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The fun and family-friendly annual Butterfly Festival at Stony Kill Farm is happening this year on Saturday, July 27, from 11 am to 3 pm. Master gardeners are in attendance to educate and answer questions about Stony Kill Foundation's Verplanck Memorial Garden.

What To Expect - Butterflies, Of Course

The festival will feature local vendors, a plant sale, a monarch butterfly expert and education table, storytelling, music, food, crafts, face painters, a henna artist, hula hoop demonstrations, and of course - the butterfly tents that the festival is known for!

And Horses

This year there will also be a horse show for the first time. There will be many types of activities and opportunities for the family to experience.

Tickets and VIP Perks

This event, which regularly draws over 2,000 people, is always a big hit every year. VIP fast-passes are available - they include a ride on the Butterfly Mobile, an event T-shirt, and a ticket to the “Fast Pass” Butterfly tent so that you’ll be able to avoid the regular long lines to get in and see the butterflies. It’s like the Fast Pass at Disney, but better because you’re at Stony Kill Farm in the fresh air!

You’ll get all of this for a suggested donation of $17 ($65 for a family of four, and kids under 5 are free!).

The Butterfly Festival is sponsored by Antalek & Moore and Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. A Little Beacon Blog is also a sponsor this year! Look for us on the T-shirt! This event helps keep Stony Kill Farm’s doors open, and their programs and services running. Help them stay open by purchasing your VIP tickets on Eventbrite.


Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center is located on Route 9D in Wappingers Falls, NY.  This 1,000-acre farm, former homestead of the Verplanck Family, is owned by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and operated by the Stony Kill Foundation.

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