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

July 2019

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 10:30 am 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 10:30 am 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 10:30 am 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 10:30 am 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 10:30 am 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 10:30 am 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
|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

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am 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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am 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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am 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…

View Details »

Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Wed, Aug 7, 2019
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am 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 10:30 am 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…

View Details »
$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 10:30 am 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
|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

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
|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

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
|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

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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