One of our newer events that celebrates forest resources use of past and present. Local artisans will be joining the Cradle in demonstrating Appalachian cultural and modern uses of forest products. Crafters will have their locally handmade items available for purchase.
Exhibitors: WNC Woodcarvers Association, Phil Reeves, George Collins, Chuck Kidwell, Hope and Larry Ascher
Tablers: Hemlock Restoration Initiative, visit their website for more information https://savehemlocksnc.org/
10am to 4pm: Meet & Greet with Exhibitors and Tablers
11am & 3pm: Guided tour of the Forest Festival Trail (1.3 miles) with Cradle Naturalists
2pm: Presentation from Hemlock Restoration Initiative in Forest Discovery Center
10am to 4pm: Children’s activities and craft
Our 2018 sponsor was the Appalachian Woodlands Alliance: “Bringing Landowners, Forest Product Companies, Best Practices and Tools Together for the Health and Productivity of our Southeastern Forests.”