GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host ButterflyFest Oct. 13-14 at the University of Florida Cultural Plaza and is now accepting applications for festival vendors and exhibitors.

There is no charge for non-profit displays or exhibits. The fee for plant and food vendors is 25 percent of gross sales minus sales tax. All other merchandise vendors pay $150 for registrations postmarked by July 2. After July 2 through Sept. 12, the cost is $200. Spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Throughout the weekend, a variety of activities will be offered for all ages including crafts and demonstrations that will teach the basics of butterfly gardening and identification. ButterflyFest will feature on-stage entertainment, field trips and tours and a variety of vendors offering butterfly and garden gifts, plants, food and exhibits by non-profit organizations.

For more information on vendor and exhibitor applications, call Marilyn Martin, (352) 846-2000, ext. 245 or visit

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