Forest Festival Day and John Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen's Meet

Overview

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, October 1 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

Location

Cradle of Forestry
Pisgah National Forest

Dates

Due to impending weather conditions expected in the area over the weekend, the Forest Festival Day Woodmen’s  Meet scheduled For Saturday, October 1st at The Cradle of Forestry has been postponed. Please stay tuned for additional details regarding a rescheduled date.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost

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

TICKETS
capacity

Limited by parking availability

Event Details

Due to impending weather conditions expected in the area over the weekend, the Forest Festival  Woodmen’s Meet scheduled For Saturday, October 1st at The Cradle of Forestry has been postponed. Please stay tuned for additional details regarding a rescheduled date.

Presented by Mid Atlantic Stihl

The Cradle’s largest event of the year, 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.

Schedule

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

What to Bring

Camera
Hat
Sunscreen
Water
Chair
Rain appropriate Attire

Cancellation Policy

Ticket sold on-site the day of the event at the Cradle of Forestry

Ticket Information

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

Tickets available on-site at the Cradle the day of the event
Cash encouraged however, cards will be accepted in the Cradle Gift Shop

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