Westmorland Honey Fest proves to be a sweet time

Participants in the Westmorland Honey Festival 5K run pose with the occasion's celebrated insect Saturday morning. PHOTO CORISSA IBARRA

WESTMORLAND — Local honey, delicious food and the opportunity to spend the day in the park with family and friends led several community members to check out the 16th annual Honey Festival on Saturday.

“This community event really helps people connect and see what the Valley has to offer,” said Mia Hernandez, director of sponsorships and events for the Imperial Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. “It is a very important thing because it unites the community.”

Westmorland Honey Fest proves to be a sweet time

What's a honey festival without honey? The Avery Girl honey booth draws a crowd Saturday in Westmorland. PHOTO CORISSA IBARRA

Westmorland Honey Fest proves to be a sweet time

The honey bee mascot was ubiquitous during Saturday's Westmorland Honey Festival. Here he (Brawley resident Noel Bravo) appears with AmeriCorps team leader Sabrina Pavon (center), from Imperial, and AmeriCorps alumni Aaron Bravo, from Brawley. PHOTO CORISSA IBARRA

Westmorland Honey Fest proves to be a sweet time

Youngsters get dusted during the kids color run during Saturday's Westmorland Honey Festival. PHOTO CORISSA IBARRA

Westmorland Honey Fest proves to be a sweet time

FROM LEFT: Vendors Kasey Rodriguez, Isabel Ramirez and Casye Bocanegra pause for a photo during the Westmorland Honey Festival on Saturday. PHOTO CORISSA IBARRA

Westmorland Honey Fest proves to be a sweet time

Visitors examine products at one of the vendor booths at the Westmorland Honey Festival on Saturday. PHOTO CORISSA IBARRA

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.