Past Event

Forest Festival Day and John Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen's Meet

Celebrate the forest heritage of western North Carolina during the annual Forest Festival Day and John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodmen’s Meet, organized in conjunction with Haywood County College in Clyde, NC. On Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. This event brings the whole Cradle of Forestry campus to life, showcasing forestry and traditional craft.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Mid Atlantic Stihl


Cradle of Forestry
Pisgah National Forest


$10 regular admission – Ages 13 and up
$6 children – Ages 4-12
$5 for federal pass holders, cradle season pass holders


There are no active instances of this event.

Program Details

Presented by Mid Atlantic Stihl

The festival is an activity-filled, family event that commemorates the traditions of mountain living and craft in a unique and beautiful setting.

More than 100 forestry students, traditional craftsmen and exhibitors will be on site during the celebration.

Festival-goers can cheer as college forestry students compete during the Woodsmen’s Meet that has the flavor of an old-time lumberjack competition. The students test their skills in a number of events including archery, axe throwing, crosscut sawing and pole felling.


Special thanks to Brevard Bojangles for providing breakfast for our competitors.

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