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September 2019

National Public Lands Day (Free Day)

Sat, Sep 28, 2019
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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October 2019

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

Sat, Oct 5, 2019
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Meet traditional craftsmen, exhibitors, forestry students, and entertainers as they gather at the Cradle of Forestry to celebrate our forests and forest heritage.

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Appalachian Folkways Series

Sat, Oct 5, 2019
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm
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One event on Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

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

Appalachian Folkways Series Come join us in celebration of the craft and skill of the Southern Appalachian mountains. Set a spell on the porch of Commissary just as it was in 1902 or maybe throw some horseshoes in the shade of the King House as you listen to the gentle strum of the banjo. Stroll down to the garden and touch the plants growing there that provide food and medicine. Watch as local crafts people extract the dyes from our…

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Camping in the Old Style

Sat, Oct 12, 2019
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 from 2018, 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…

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The Legend of Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama

Fri, Oct 18, 2019
6:30 pm
- Sat, Oct 19, 2019
9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until Fri, Oct 18, 2019

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

The Cradle of Forestry will entertain audiences with the annual outdoor drama, “The Legend of Tommy Hodges,” on Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19 with shows at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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Bat-tastic Celebration

Sat, Oct 26, 2019
11:00 am
- 3:00 pm

Visit the Cradle’s Forest Discovery Center where children and adults can visit info and activity tables to learn more about local bats and what they can do to help #SaveTheBats, from 10am to 3pm.

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November 2019

Appalachian Folkways Series

Sat, Nov 9, 2019
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

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

Appalachian Folkways Series Come join us in celebration of the craft and skill of the Southern Appalachian mountains. Set a spell on the porch of Commissary just as it was in 1902 or maybe throw some horseshoes in the shade of the King House as you listen to the gentle strum of the banjo. Stroll down to the garden and touch the plants growing there that provide food and medicine. Watch as local crafts people extract the dyes from our…

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2019 Closing Day

Sun, Nov 10, 2019
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm General Admission
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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May 2020

Opening Day Appalachian Folkways Celebration

Fri, May 1, 2020
10:00 am
- 5:00 pm General Admission
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Tentatively rescheduled for May 1, come and join us for Opening Day at the Cradle of Forestry as we celebrate Appalachian heritage during the days of the Biltmore Forest School as well as early springtime in Pisgah National Forest.

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September 2020

National Public Lands Day

Sat, Sep 26, 2020
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm Free Admission Day
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at the Cradle of Forestry in America in Pisgah National Forest on Saturday September 26th. Our site will be open 10am to 4pm that day and be FREE for ALL visitors. The Cradle will be offering some virtual programming, a litter pick up, and on-site guided tours of our interpretive trails. Come celebrate and explore your public lands! Check our website for times and information.

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