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Cradle of Forestry

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Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
828-877-3130 www.cradleofforestry.com

September 2019

National Public Lands Day

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Free

On National Public Lands Day, general admission to the Cradle of Forestry is free! Enjoy the heritage, trails, Forest Discovery Center without charge today.

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October 2019

Forest Festival Day

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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…

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Appalachian Folkways Series

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 9, 2019 at 9:00 am

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Join in celebration of the craft and skill of the Southern Appalachian mountains, take a step back in time and interact with a variety a traditional crafters from fiber arts to blacksmithing, learn about the traditional ways of gardening, medicine, music and more.

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Camping in the Old Style

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Visit with the Acorn Patrol, a small group of classic campers in a re-created campsite of the early 1900’s, a time in history the Pisgah National Forest was in its infancy, and city folk were discovering the joys of outdoor recreation. Explore the gear of a by-gone day, four different styles of period canvas shelters, and traditional camp tools in use. Included in the cost of Cradle of Forestry admission.

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The Legend of Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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One event on October 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

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$3 – $12

The Legend of Tommy Hodges is an Outdoor Drama about Halloween night 1906 in the Blue Ridge mountains, when one of the students from the Biltmore Forest School, Tommy Hodges, disappeared. Follow along the wheelchair accessible one-mile Biltmore Campus Trail to meet characters from the historic Pink Beds community, hear stories, some based on the diaries of students of the Biltmore Forest School from 1903-1907, and find out what happened to Tommy Hodges. The audience walks the trail from scene…

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The Legend of Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Cradle of Forestry Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 + Google Map
$3 – $12

The Legend of Tommy Hodges is an Outdoor Drama about Halloween night 1906 in the Blue Ridge mountains, when one of the students from the Biltmore Forest School, Tommy Hodges, disappeared. Follow along the wheelchair accessible one-mile Biltmore Campus Trail to meet characters from the historic Pink Beds community, hear stories, some based on the diaries of students of the Biltmore Forest School from 1903-1907, and find out what happened to Tommy Hodges. The audience walks the trail from scene…

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The Legend of Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Cradle of Forestry Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 + Google Map
$3 – $12

The Legend of Tommy Hodges is an Outdoor Drama about Halloween night 1906 in the Blue Ridge mountains, when one of the students from the Biltmore Forest School, Tommy Hodges, disappeared. Follow along the wheelchair accessible one-mile Biltmore Campus Trail to meet characters from the historic Pink Beds community, hear stories, some based on the diaries of students of the Biltmore Forest School from 1903-1907, and find out what happened to Tommy Hodges. The audience walks the trail from scene…

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The Legend of Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Cradle of Forestry Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 + Google Map
$3 – $12

The Legend of Tommy Hodges is an Outdoor Drama about Halloween night 1906 in the Blue Ridge mountains, when one of the students from the Biltmore Forest School, Tommy Hodges, disappeared. Follow along the wheelchair accessible one-mile Biltmore Campus Trail to meet characters from the historic Pink Beds community, hear stories, some based on the diaries of students of the Biltmore Forest School from 1903-1907, and find out what happened to Tommy Hodges. The audience walks the trail from scene…

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Bat-tastic Celebration

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Cradle of Forestry's Bat-tastic Celebration is a one-day event that is a culmination of the local celebration of International Bat Week (October 21-27). Bat Week celebrates the role of bats in nature, and at this local celebration, children and adults can visit info and activity tables to learn more about bats and what they can do to help #SaveTheBats, from 11am to 3pm.

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November 2019

Appalachian Folkways Series

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 9, 2019 at 9:00 am

Cradle of Forestry Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 + Google Map

Join in celebration of the craft and skill of the Southern Appalachian mountains, take a step back in time and interact with a variety a traditional crafters from fiber arts to blacksmithing, learn about the traditional ways of gardening, medicine, music and more.

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