BloomFest returns to Bernheim Forest | Literature

BloomFest is back in the Bernheim forest after three years of absence.

Kristin Faurest, director of education, said the May 21 festival features longtime family favorites and additional activities.

Some of these activities include arts and crafts, building fairy garden houses, and discovery stations led by naturalists. It also includes local food and art vendors, a fairy parade, a DJ and a display of models of innovative inventions by Bullitt Advance math and science students, she said.

“We at Bernheim are delighted to bring BloomFest back after too long of a hiatus,” Faurest said. “BloomFest has always been a wonderful opportunity for our visitors of all ages to have fun celebrating spring, participating in magical activities, sparking their curiosity and generally connecting with nature.”

Also during the day, a limited amount of Japanese maple cultivars will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit Bernheim and Bernheim members will receive a 10% discount on their purchase.

Faurest also said it will be the first BloomFest since the Spirit Nest was established there.

“It will be the site of fun new programming, including Louisville jazz duo Definitely Pinwheels,” she said.

Activities and music at the Spirit Nest and Playcosystem are from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Along with other activities, local author and artist Danica Novgorodoff will be selling her new book, “Alexander von Humboldt: Explorer, Naturalist and Environmental Pioneer.”

BloomFest is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 21 at Bernheim Forest in Clermont. This is a free event but the $10 donation per car to enter the forest applies to non-members.

For more information on Bernheim offerings, cost information, or registration, visit or call 502-955-8512.

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