ICT Bee Fest

Celebrating Pollinators

Grassland Groupies is excited to announce Wichita’s first annual ICT Bee Fest!

Celebrate the pollinators and plants of Kansas’s first Bee City with us at the Mid-America All-Indian Museum! Collect Kansas wildflower seeds, build a bee hotel, and learn how to start a native garden to help protect these important insects in your own backyard, school, or work. Local growers and vendors will be selling native plants to help you bring a piece of the prairie home.

FREE come-and-go event perfect for pollinator lovers of all ages.

Saturday September 16th, 10-1
Mid-America All-Indian Museum

If able, please park in the Exploration Place parking lot and walk across the bridge to enter the Indian Museum.

Bee Fest Activities

  • Create a take-home bee hotel (while supplies last)
  •  Bumblebee petting zoo
  • Native plant vendors
  • Monarch tagging 
  • Insect netting
  • Native garden tours
  • Native gardening informational booths

Bumblebee Petting Zoo

Meet a hive of bumblebees up close and even pet their fuzzy bumblebutts!

Insect Netting

Explore the grounds of the Mid-America All-Indian Center and catch insects with the help of experienced bug nerds. 

Vendor List:

Hidden River Prairie Nursery – butterfly milkweed, blanket flower, wooly golden aster, side-oats grama, wild blue indigo, maximillian sunflower, black-eyed susan, gray-headed coneflower, and more

Wichita Wildflowers – goldenrod, sunflower, and more

More coming soon… 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor please reach out: nicole@grasslandgroupies.org We are highly selective of our vendors and priority will be given to native plant vendors. 

Learn more about the Bee City Wichita initiative:

In February of 2023 Wichita became the first Bee City USA affiliate in the state of Kansas. This is our dedication to making a more pollinator-friendly city.