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September 2018

National Public Lands Day

Sat, Sep 22, 2018
10:00 am
- 3:00 pm FREE ADMISSION
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Guided walks, gardening for biodiversity and service projects celebrate our national forests, conservation and the outdoors. Admission is free on this special day.

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Things That Go Bump In The Night

Sat, Sep 29, 2018
7:30 pm
- 9:30 pm
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One event on Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 7:30pm

Adults $20, 12 and under $10

The sun sets, the moon begins to rise and all manner of creepy crawly critters make their way through the darkening forests of Pisgah during the last throws of late summer. Join Cradle of Forestry Naturalists as we take a leisurely stroll along the Cradle property looking for anything scaly, slithery, feathery and furry. Hear tales of old-time Pisgah and maybe even a few ghostly yarns about our vanished Biltmore Forest student, Tommy Hodges. Prepare yourselves for an outdoor adventure…

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October 2018

Forest Festival Day- John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet

Sat, Oct 6, 2018
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Event presented by:  With support by: Forest Festival Day: Meet traditional craftsmen, exhibitors, forestry students, and entertainers as they gather at the Cradle of Forestry to celebrate our forests and forest heritage. Admission for this event is $10 regular admission, $5 for youth ages 4 to 12, Friends of the Cradle, America the Beautiful, and Golden Age pass holders. Children age 3 and under are free of charge. In 1908 Dr. Carl A. Schenck hosted the Forest Fair at the Biltmore…

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Camping in the Old Style

Sat, Oct 13, 2018
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Visit with the Acorn Patrol, a small group of classic campers in a re-created campsite of the early 1900’s.  At this time in history the Pisgah National Forest was in its infancy, and city folk were discovering the joys of outdoor recreation. Here is a great article in Our State, about old style camping and our event at the Cradle. Camping in the Old Style Details: The Acorn Patrol demonstrates early methods of camping at the turn of the 20th century. Explore…

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The Legend of Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama

Fri, Oct 19, 2018
6:15 pm
- 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:15pm, repeating until Sat, Oct 20, 2018

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

Outdoor Drama Details: A mystery over time becomes a legend, and a legend grows in the telling . . . It was Halloween night 1906 in the Blue Ridge mountains when one of the students from the Biltmore Forest School disappeared. His name was Tommy Hodges. Show Times: Friday, October 19 @6:30pm, 7:45pm, and 9:00pm Saturday, October 20 @6:30pm, 7:45pm, and 9:00pm **NEW LAST YEAR: Due to the popularity of this event and to make sure that each show begins on…

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Rock Your Photograph at the Cradle of Forestry!

Sat, Oct 20, 2018
9:00 am
- 3:00 pm $120 per person
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

There’s an old saying, “The best camera is the one you have with you,” and what camera does everyone always have with them – the Smartphone camera! Join us for this one-day workshop to learn how to take better photos with your phone’s camera. Ever been disappointed with the “trophy shot” you thought you were getting with your phone? Janet and Les Saucier will teach you the basics of good Smartphone photography, including exposure and composition. They’ll also tell you…

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The Legend of Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama

Sat, Oct 20, 2018
6:15 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:15pm, repeating until Sat, Oct 20, 2018

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

Outdoor Drama Details: A mystery over time becomes a legend, and a legend grows in the telling . . . It was Halloween night 1906 in the Blue Ridge mountains when one of the students from the Biltmore Forest School disappeared. His name was Tommy Hodges. Show Times: Friday, October 19 @6:30pm, 7:45pm, and 9:00pm Saturday, October 20 @6:30pm, 7:45pm, and 9:00pm **NEW LAST YEAR: Due to the popularity of this event and to make sure that each show begins on…

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“Bats” Workshop

Sat, Oct 27, 2018
9:30 am
- 4:00 pm FREE for participants

Designed for nonformal or formal educators. Learn about North Carolina species of bats, conservation issues, and activities you can do in your programs or classrooms. Details Participants are eligible to receive 6 hours toward Criteria III for their N.C. Environmental Education certification. The Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site’s Café at the Cradle is open from 11am-3pm, or you can bring your own lunch. This workshop will be hosted in the Perkins Room of the Forest Discovery Center. Portions of this…

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Bat Week Celebration

Sat, Oct 27, 2018
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm

Schedule: A schedule of activities is TBD Bat Week: Bat Week is celebrated annually in order to raise awareness about bat conservation and their important role as pollinators and insect consumers. This initiative is support by Bat Conservation International.

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November 2018

2018 Closing Day

Sun, Nov 11, 2018
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

This will be the last day the Cradle of Forestry in America is open for the 2018 season. Don’t miss out on your chance to visit one last time!

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