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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!

Click here for the full list!

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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. Earthbound inc.

  14. Eco stitch and cycle

  15. Eim Thai Food Truck - Food Vendor

  16. Ellaridge

  17. Erin Boyle Art

  18. Fairy Dawn Creations

  19. Florida Bat Working Group

  20. Florida Fish & wildlife Conservation Commission

  21. Florida Fish & wildlife Conservation Commission, Bear management

  22. Florida State Beekeeper Association

  23. Frog Cottage Jewelry

  24. Fun 4 Gator Kids

  25. Fun Time FoodsFood Vendor

  26. Gainesville area bee club

  27. Handmade by Jenny A

  28. HipMoves Dance & Fitness Studio

  29. Jig to a Milestone

  30. Jinsey Amber Smith

  31. Keepers of the Coast

  32. Kings of the Springs

  33. Lifesouth Community Blood Center, INC.

  34. Lulu's Gelato - Food Vendor

  35. The Occasional Bat

  36. Paynes Prairie Chapter Florida Nature Plant Society

  37. Paynes Prairie Preserve state Park

  38. Poppy's Curiosity Shop

  39. Relax salt Rooms

  40. R. Chris Yates (author)

  41. Samm wehman art

  42. Space walk Inflatables

  43. Society Whispers: Earrings by Designs

  44. Solar Impact, Inc.

  45. Squeezy Lemonade - Food Vendor

  46. Stubbies Pop-Up Sausages - Food Vendor

  47. Susie q Market

  48. Sweet Spell Bakery - Food Vendor VEGAN

  49. town of LaCrosse Fire Department

  50. Twist and Stretch Accessories

  51. Twisted Tikka Indian Food truckFood Vendor VEGAN

  52. UF wildlife society

  53. UF IFAS Extension

  54. Woodturners of Alachua County

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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