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11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
828-877-3130

April 2019

Opening Day Appalachian Folkways Celebration

Sat, Apr 6, 2019
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm General Admission
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Come and join us for the 47th 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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May 2019

May the Forest Be With You

Sat, May 4, 2019
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Celebrating forest resources and conservation. Local conservation organizations will be exhibiting and demonstrating for the public.

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In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Tue, May 14, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

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In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Wed, May 15, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

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In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Thu, May 16, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

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In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Fri, May 17, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

View Details »

In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Sat, May 18, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

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In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Tue, May 21, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

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In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Wed, May 22, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

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In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Thu, May 23, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

View Details »

In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Fri, May 24, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

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Appalachian Folkways Series

Sat, May 25, 2019
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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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In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Sat, May 25, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

View Details »

In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Tue, May 28, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

View Details »

In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Wed, May 29, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

View Details »

In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Thu, May 30, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

View Details »

In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Fri, May 31, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

View Details »

June 2019

In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

Sat, Jun 1, 2019
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths.

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National Get Outdoors Day (FREE event)

Sat, Jun 8, 2019
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm FREE
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Come and learn about all the incredible ways we can enjoy the great outdoors. Admission to the site is free on this national event day.

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Wed, Jun 12, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Thu, Jun 13, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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$5.00

Junior Forester Program

Thu, Jun 13, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

The Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) program is an exciting way for young people to explore their national forests and grasslands.  The Cradle of Forestry in America heritage site is nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains and is a great place to enjoy nature education, hiking trails, and a day of family fun! The JFR program uses Forest Service science and practices to encourage girls and boys ages 8 to 12 to enjoy and appreciate nature. Programs run weekly on Thursdays between June 13 and August…

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Appalachian Folkways Series

Sat, Jun 15, 2019
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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…

View Details »

Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Wed, Jun 19, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Thu, Jun 20, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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$5.00

Junior Forester Program

Thu, Jun 20, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

The Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) program is an exciting way for young people to explore their national forests and grasslands.  The Cradle of Forestry in America heritage site is nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains and is a great place to enjoy nature education, hiking trails, and a day of family fun! The JFR program uses Forest Service science and practices to encourage girls and boys ages 8 to 12 to enjoy and appreciate nature. Programs run weekly on Thursdays between June 13 and August…

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National Pollinator Week Celebration

Sat, Jun 22, 2019
10:00 am
- 3:00 pm
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

The Cradle of Forestry invites the curious of all ages to learn about and celebrate local pollinators. This one-day event will be held in and around the Forest Discovery Center at the Cradle of Forestry and commemorates National Pollinator Week. Pollinator themed information and activities will be available from 10am to 3pm.   Schedule of events: TBD Lunch is available in the Café at the Cradle from 11:00am-3:00pm. Regular admission applies to this event.

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Wed, Jun 26, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Thu, Jun 27, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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$5.00

Junior Forester Program

Thu, Jun 27, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

The Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) program is an exciting way for young people to explore their national forests and grasslands.  The Cradle of Forestry in America heritage site is nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains and is a great place to enjoy nature education, hiking trails, and a day of family fun! The JFR program uses Forest Service science and practices to encourage girls and boys ages 8 to 12 to enjoy and appreciate nature. Programs run weekly on Thursdays between June 13 and August…

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July 2019

Songcatchers Music Series: John Doyle

Sun, Jul 7, 2019
2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm $10 regular; $5 youth ages 4-12
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Songcatchers Music Series The 17th annual Songcatchers Music Series, presented by Gaia Herbs, showcases music with its roots in the Southern Appalachians and the musicians who nurture the tradition of passing this heritage on to others. This event is an official part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trail. Featured Artist: John Doyle Considered one of the world’s best acoustic guitarists, John Doyle’s concerts transport an audience to another place and time. From a musical family in…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Wed, Jul 10, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Thu, Jul 11, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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$5.00

Junior Forester Program

Thu, Jul 11, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

The Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) program is an exciting way for young people to explore their national forests and grasslands.  The Cradle of Forestry in America heritage site is nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains and is a great place to enjoy nature education, hiking trails, and a day of family fun! The JFR program uses Forest Service science and practices to encourage girls and boys ages 8 to 12 to enjoy and appreciate nature. Programs run weekly on Thursdays between June 13 and August…

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Train History Day

Sat, Jul 13, 2019
10:00 am
- 5:00 pm
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Come learn about the 1914 Climax logging locomotive on display at the Cradle of Forestry and how it and other old logging trains wound their way through the forest coves of western North Carolina.

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Songcatchers Summer Music Series: Chatham Rabbits

Sun, Jul 14, 2019
2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm $10 regular; $5 youth ages 4-12
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Songcatchers Summer Music Series The 17th annual Songcatchers Music Series, presented by Gaia Herbs, showcases music with its roots in the Southern Appalachians and the musicians who nurture the tradition of passing this heritage on to others. This event is an official part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trail. Featured Artist: Chatham Rabbits Sarah and Austin McCombie — Chatham Rabbits — a husband and wife duo from Bynum, North Carolina have both been playing music…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Wed, Jul 17, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Thu, Jul 18, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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$5.00

Junior Forester Program

Thu, Jul 18, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

The Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) program is an exciting way for young people to explore their national forests and grasslands.  The Cradle of Forestry in America heritage site is nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains and is a great place to enjoy nature education, hiking trails, and a day of family fun! The JFR program uses Forest Service science and practices to encourage girls and boys ages 8 to 12 to enjoy and appreciate nature. Programs run weekly on Thursdays between June 13 and August…

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Songcatchers Summer Music Series: Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth

Sun, Jul 21, 2019
2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm $10 regular; $5 youth ages 4-12
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Songcatchers Summer Music Series The 17th annual Songcatchers Music Series, presented by Gaia Herbs, showcases music with its roots in the Southern Appalachians and the musicians who nurture the tradition of passing this heritage on to others. This event is an official part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trail. Featured Artists: Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth     Laura Boosinger has won glowing reviews wherever she appears and is blessed with an ‘essence of the mountains’…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Wed, Jul 24, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Thu, Jul 25, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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$5.00

Junior Forester Program

Thu, Jul 25, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

The Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) program is an exciting way for young people to explore their national forests and grasslands.  The Cradle of Forestry in America heritage site is nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains and is a great place to enjoy nature education, hiking trails, and a day of family fun! The JFR program uses Forest Service science and practices to encourage girls and boys ages 8 to 12 to enjoy and appreciate nature. Programs run weekly on Thursdays between June 13 and August…

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Appalachian Folkways Series

Sat, Jul 27, 2019
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm
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One event on Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 9:00am

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

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

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

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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Songcatchers Summer Music Series: Sarah Siskind

Sun, Jul 28, 2019
2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm $10 regular; $5 youth ages 4-12
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Songcatchers Summer Music Series The 17th annual Songcatchers Music Series, presented by Gaia Herbs, showcases music with its roots in the Southern Appalachians and the musicians who nurture the tradition of passing this heritage on to others. This event is an official part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trail. Featured Artist: Sarah Siskind Sarah Siskind continues to be one of today’s most respected and covered songwriters as well as a stand-out independent artist, who Spin…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Wed, Jul 31, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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August 2019

Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Thu, Aug 1, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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$5.00

Junior Forester Program

Thu, Aug 1, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

The Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) program is an exciting way for young people to explore their national forests and grasslands.  The Cradle of Forestry in America heritage site is nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains and is a great place to enjoy nature education, hiking trails, and a day of family fun! The JFR program uses Forest Service science and practices to encourage girls and boys ages 8 to 12 to enjoy and appreciate nature. Programs run weekly on Thursdays between June 13 and August…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Wed, Aug 7, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Thu, Aug 8, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”. These nature education programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 with an accompanying caregiver. Programs run weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays between June 12 and August 8. Programs are from 10:30am to 12:00pm and invite children to explore the nature world with their trusted caregiver and the guidance of a Cradle naturalist. Come to one or all eight programs, great for…

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$5.00

Junior Forester Program

Thu, Aug 8, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 8, 2019

$5 per child
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

The Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) program is an exciting way for young people to explore their national forests and grasslands.  The Cradle of Forestry in America heritage site is nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains and is a great place to enjoy nature education, hiking trails, and a day of family fun! The JFR program uses Forest Service science and practices to encourage girls and boys ages 8 to 12 to enjoy and appreciate nature. Programs run weekly on Thursdays between June 13 and August…

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Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Party

Sat, Aug 10, 2019
11:00 am
- 1:00 pm
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

Smokey Bear, the US Forest Service symbol of wildland fire prevention, turns 75 this year! Bring the family and celebrate this American icon’s 75th birthday on the red carpet at The Cradle of Forestry in America.

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September 2019

Appalachian Folkways Series

Sat, Sep 7, 2019
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm
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One event on Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 9:00am

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

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

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

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

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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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 9:00am

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

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

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

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

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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November 2019

Appalachian Folkways Series

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

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

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

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

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

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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