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Opening Day Celebration: Old Time Plowing and Folkways

Sat, Apr 7, 2018
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm

$5.00 for ages 16 and up, free for youth and pass holders.

Opening Day at the Cradle of Forestry celebrates Appalachian heritage during the days of the Biltmore Forest School as well as early springtime in Pisgah National Forest.

What to Do:

During our Opening Day celebration you can:

  • Get hands-on with old time horse plowing
  • Mingle with living history volunteers who bring the Blue Ridge mountain culture to life
  • Listen to some old-timey music
  • Enjoy the paved and wheelchair accessible trails, discovery center, film, scavenger hunts, and more

Details about old time plowing:

David and Diane Burnette and their Percheron draft horses have been plowing our heritage vegetable garden for many years now, weather permitting. The Burnettes are skilled heritage agriculturalists who can be seen around western N.C. giving blacksmithing demonstrations, banjo playing, or making molasses. All ages will enjoy the chance to plow the old way with them!

Are you a regular visitor of the Cradle of Forestry in America? Purchase an annual membership in the gift shop for you or the family and receive free entrance to the site.


Sat, Apr 7, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Cradle of Forestry
11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
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