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Opening Day Appalachian Folkways Celebration

Fri, May 1, 2020
10:00 am
- 5:00 pm

General Admission

As the situation related to the COVID-19 virus evolves, we are monitoring for current updates and information from the Transylvania County Health Department as well as state and federal notices regarding best policies and procedures. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this together in order to provide a safe experience for our guests, employees, and volunteers. 


Opening Day at the Cradle of Forestry celebrates Appalachian culture and heritage from the days of the Biltmore Forest School. Journey back in time and visit a small 1900’s mountain community. Explore how people of the day worked and played along our historic Biltmore Campus Trail. Interact with demonstrators that will be bringing the community to life with traditional craft and music. 


What to Do:

During our Opening Day celebration you can: 

  • Help plow our garden in the traditional way with the help of friendly draft horses.  
  • Mingle with living history demonstrators and crafters who bring Appalachian culture to life in our historic buildings along the Biltmore Campus Trail. 
  • Listen and dance to traditional music. 
  • Enjoy the paved, pet-friendly and accessible trails, as well as in-door exhibit hall, film, scavenger hunts, and more. 

What kind of crafts will I see?  

Crafters TBD

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


Fri, May 1, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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