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Come celebrate bats like the rock stars that they are!

Lubee Bat Conservancy is excited to welcome everyone back to the 17th Annual Florida Bat Festival to be held Saturday, October 23rd!!


Come celebrate with us as we continue to spread bat conservation awareness and enjoy all the batty fun festivities! Our family friendly festival promises to be a fun-filled event! Enjoy Games & Activities in the Kid Zone, Shop from Local Artisans, Sample Tasty Foods from local Food Trucks, Speak with Bat Experts While Enjoying the Worlds LARGEST bats, Local Conservation Non-Profits, & Listen to Live Music while Enjoying Unlimited Samples in the Beer Garden from Local Florida Breweries.

$5 AGES 5-12
$8 AGES 13 & up

Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.

Purchase Tickets Online here.



Participants must be 21 years old on or before October 23rd, 2021.

Tickets are $25 until September 30th, 2021.

Then starting October 1st, tickets will be $28 online and at the gate.

Beer Garden participants receive a wristband and a 5oz souvenir glass for UNLIMITED beer samples.         

Beer Garden ticket includes general festival entry. 

Purchase Tickets Online here.



All funds collected are used for our ongoing conservation & community education programs.

More information to come.

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We are looking for wonderful sponsors for the 17th Annual Florida Bat Festival!

Find our Sponsorship Packet here.


Sponsor List:



Radiant Credit union 


SAmm Wehman Art


Blackadder Brewing Company

Mary D. Smith - #1 Lubee Docent


Florida credit Union

Solar Impact, Inc


Pure Energy Solar

Additional Sponsors


WUFT FM 98.1


Silent Auction Donors

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Apply to be a vendor at the

17th Annual Florida Bat Festival! Late fee applies after September 30th. Applications will not be accepted after October 8th. 

 Vendor Registration Form.


Vendor List:

  1. Alachua County Solid Waste & Resource Recovery Department

  2. Ambassadors of nature education Foundation

  3. A Beetles Burden

  4. Bevies Botanical Beauties

  5. Big Lee's - Serious About Barbecue- FOOD VENDOR

  6. Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention

  7. Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

  8. Colorful Creature Shop

  9. Cookies By Ash - FOOD VENDOR Vegan

  10. Danscompany Of Gainesville Inc.

  11. Db's Rolling Dough - FOOD VENDOR Vegan options

  12. Designs by jessanne

  13. Eco stitch and cycle

  14. Eim Thai Food Truck - Food Vendor

  15. Ellaridge

  16. Erin Boyle Art

  17. Fairy Dawn Creations

  18. Florida Fish & wildlife Conservation Commission, Bear management

  19. Florida State Beekeeper Association

  20. Fun Time FoodsFood Vendor

  21. Gainesville area bee club

  22. Handmade by Jenny A

  23. HipMoves Dance & Fitness Studio

  24. Jinsey Amber Smith

  25. Keepers of the Coast

  26. Kings of the Springs

  27. Lifesouth Community Blood Center, INC.

  28. Lulu's Gelato - Food Vendor

  29. The Occasional Bat

  30. Paynes Prairie Chapter Florida Nature Plant Society

  31. Paynes Prairie Preserve state Park

  32. Poppy's Curiosity Shop

  33. Relax salt Rooms

  34. R. Chris Yates (author)

  35. Samm wehman art

  36. Santa Fe College Teaching zoo

  37. Space walk Inflatables

  38. Society Whispers: Earrings by Designs

  39. Solar Impact, Inc.

  40. Squeezy Lemonade - Food Vendor

  41. Stubbies Pop-Up Sausages - Food Vendor

  42. Susie q Market

  43. Sweet Spell Bakery - Food Vendor VEGAN

  44. town of LaCrosse Fire Department

  45. Twist and Stretch Accessories

  46. Twisted Tikka Indian Food truckFood Vendor VEGAN


Spend the night in style after Bat Fest at Hotel Eleo! "Rediscover Southern hospitality and indulge in contemporary luxury at its finest in the heart of Gator Country." Hotel Eleo has partnered with Lubee and is offering a discounted rates for an overnight visitors!

What could be better than bats, posh accommodations, and close to everything Gainesville! Don't miss this opportunity! 

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FL Bat Festival 2021
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT