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FL Bat Festival 2023

Florida Bat Festival

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For over 18 years the Florida Bat Festival has been celebrating bats, the world’s most famous flying mammal! With incredible activities, vendors, beer garden, & entertainment, and over 5,000 FL residents and visitors attending each year, the Florida Bat Festival is a yearly family friendly fall event loved by many!

Join Lubee as we host our 19th Annual Florida Bat Festival!

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Event Details

Florida Bat Festival Event Details

* When is the 19th Florida Bat Festival? Join us on Saturday, October 21st

* Where is the Florida Bat Festival located at? The Florida Bat Festival is held at Lubee Bat Conservancy at 1309 NW 192nd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609.

* When do the gates open? Gates will open at 10am.

* What is the admission donation? $5 Ages 5-12 $10 Ages 13 & up FREE for children ages 4 and under $30 Ages 21+ for the Beer Garden Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online.

* Can I visit the Beer Garden during Bat Fest? Any general admission ticket holder of the FL Bat Festival may walk through the beer garden area. ONLY guests 21 and older may purchase & participate in the Beer Garden. Beer Garden tickets are limited. Tickets are $30 at the gate &/or online. Participants must be 21+ years old as of October 21st, 2002.

* Is there parking on site? Is there a parking fee? Parking is in mowed fields on property. Handicap parking is available. There is no parking fee.

* Is the FL Bat Festival handicap accessible? Yes. Please note that Lubee is located on open fields and the ride may get bumpy. Handicap dropoff & pick up is available at the front gate.

* What should I expect during the FL Bat Festival? Our family friendly festival promises to be a fun-filled day! Enjoy games & activities in the Kids Zone, shop from local artisans, visit multiple local food trucks, speak with Lubee's resident Bat Experts while enjoying the WORLDS LARGEST bats, chat with local conservation non-profits, listen to live music, & enjoy unlimited samples in the Beer Garden from Local Florida Breweries (ticket required). ​

* Does the FL Bat Festival have WiFi? Lubee is located where cellular service is limited and we are not able to provide this service at this time.

* I have special diet concerns. Can I bring my own food? Yes. Lubee will have several food trucks listed in the vendor section below. If none of those options appeal to you, please feel free to bring your special diet needs.

* Are pets allowed during the FL Bat Festival? No. No pets are allowed on Lubee property. Only service dogs are allowed and they are NOT permitted in the bat viewing area.

* Is smoking permitted during the FL Bat Festival? NO. Smoking &/or vaping are NOT allowed on Lubee property. This includes the parking area.

* What should I wear &/or bring to the FL Bat Festival? We suggest comfortable clothes and foot wear based off the weather forecast. We love seeing your favorite bat attire though. 😉🦇😍 We recommend hats, waterbottles, & sunscreen though.

* I have a more specific question. Whom may I contact? If the above information didn't answer your quetions, email questions to with the subject title FL Bat Fest Question.

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"Wonderful set up, plenty of volunteers to help as needed, great exhibits and talks, good/wide selection of vendors. Reasonable price point for entry. Honestly, I can't think of a thing I'd change/suggest. You guys put on a great festival!"

Out of Town Guests
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Making a day trip of visiting the Florida Bat Festival? 

Hotel Eleo has a special package just for you!

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Can't make it to the FL Bat Festival but would like to support Lubee?
Your tax deductible donation will help keep the bats in delicious fruits and fun toys! Click on the link button!

Event Map

Festival Map. Download the PDF to your phone before you arrive.

Beer Garden



Participants must be 21 years old on or before October 21st, 2002.

NOTE: Beer Garden Tickets are $25 until September 16th, 2023

OSeptember 17th, 2023 Beer Garden Tickets increase to $30. 

Online Beer Garden Tickets sales end on October 14th, 2023.

Limited tickets available.

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.



Thank you Brewers for your support!!


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2023 Florida Bat Festival

Vendor Registration

2023 Florida Bat Festival 

🤩Vendor List 🤩

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Our Sponsors are the BEST!!

Check out this years Sponsors!!


Become a Florida Bat Festival Sponsor here.


All funds collected are used for our ongoing conservation

& community education programs.

FL Bat Festival 2023
FL Bat Festival 2023
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
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