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Lubee Bat Conservatory

The 18th Annual Lubee Bat Festival returns this fall to Gainesville.

Just in time for Halloween, Lubee Bat Conservancy brings back its Bat Fest. The 18th (!) Florida Bat Festival takes place October 22 starting at 10 a.m.

Conservancy is a non-profit organization that aims to support bats and their natural habitats. Lubee offers educational programs for children and families as well as events such as the Bat Festival.

The family event will feature “batastic” activities ranging from live music to games and bouncy houses in the Kid Zone for children. Tickets cost $5 for children ages 5-12 and $8 for ages 13 and up and free for children under 4.

One can shop around for local artisans and sample tasty dishes from local food trucks such as Big Lee’s BBQ, Mayflower Food Truck and many more.

Children and families will also enjoy and learn from the bat experts as they observe some of the world’s largest bats in their updated Bat Barn. The grand opening of the newly transformed Bat Barn will feature educational zones filled with exhibits and interactive stations.

For parents who aren’t too fond of the bat scene, a beer garden is also provided for a total cost of $25 which includes general admission to the park and unlimited beer samples. The beer garden will include vendors such as First Magnitude Brewing Company, Swamp Head Brewery, among others.

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