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Forest Festival Day

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meet traditional craftsmen, exhibitors, forestry students, and entertainers as they gather at the Cradle of Forestry to celebrate our forests and forest heritage. Admission for this event is $10 regular admission, $5 for youth ages 4 to 12, Friends of the Cradle, America the Beautiful, and Golden Age pass holders. Children age 3 and under are free of charge.

Plus, catch the annual lumberjack competition, organized by Haywood Community College to coincide with Forest Festival Day, this event occurs in the Pink Beds Picnic Area of Pisgah National Forest.

In 1908 Dr. Carl A. Schenck hosted the Forest Fair at the Biltmore Estate. This event honored the 10th year of the Biltmore Forest School, America’s first school of forestry. Over 400 people were invited to this celebration of the beginnings of American forestry. Today we commemorate Schenck’s Forest Fair along the 1-mile Forest Festival Trail and annual Forest Festival Day. Wood carvers, weavers, and other demonstrators are invited to present their skills and craftsmanship.

See the Cradle of Forestry Website for more information.



Cradle of Forestry
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 + Google Map