Insect Fair at the AGRIscapes Center


CAL POLY POMONA INSECT FAIR
at the AGRIscapes Visitor Center (next to the Farm Store)
October 6 and 7, 2018 from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Get up close and personal with rare and intriguing insect specimens, talk to entomologists and enthusiasts, and learn how insects impact our lives!

Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival and the Huntley College of Agriculture Plant Science Department Agricultural Biology Student Club will host the insect fair to share with the Southern California community how insects impact our lives and how you can make a career as an insect expert. The popular Insect Fair is part of the Pumpkin Festival in the AGRIscapes Visitor Center right next to the Farm Store.

Experience an educational interactive insect zoo with live arthropods (walking sticks, beetles, spiders, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, and more). Learn how Cal Poly Pomona plant science students raise beneficial insects to manage pests of crops using Biological Control. Learn about honeybees and beekeeping from beekeepers with over 40 years of urban beekeeping experience and taste up to eight varieties of California honey. Talk with exhibitors displaying California butterfly species and other local insects, and worldwide framed butterflies, moths, and bugs. Purchase pinned or framed insects for your collection, insect-themed jewelry, insect and nature-related educational toys, and California honey and beeswax products.

Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for students and children 2-12,
FREE for kids under 2.

A separate admission fee is required to enter the Pumpkin Festival. Additional festival and ticket information is available at: pumpkinfestival.cpp.edu. Click here for directions.

For interested vendors/exhibitors or general information, contact:
Dr. Eileen Cullen
(909) 869-2189 or emcullen@cpp.edu.

Insects