Event

Cook Forest Folk Music Contest

Saturday, May 13, 2017      1 pm to 4 pm

Rain or Shine! Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin Contest. Three divisions. Vendors will be available to sell their wares and artists will display and demonstrate their work.
Admission: Free

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32nd Annual Herb & Fiber Arts Festival

Saturday, June 3, 2017               10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, June 4, 2017                  10 pm to 4 pm

The 32nd year of our celebration of the "Good Earth". Join herb and plant vendors; live and dried herbs, plants, spices, flowers, earthen and fiber related crafts and more! Vendors will be available to sell their wares, artists will display and demonstrate their work.
Admission: Free

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Annual Soup Luncheon

Saturday, June 3, 2017          Starts at 12 pm

Always a part of the Herb and Fiber Arts Festival, this is our most popular fund raising event! Receive a hand-made pottery soup bowl (which is yours to keep!). Enjoy homemade soup, bread, and a drink for $10. This is a soup challenge with soups from local restaurants and volunteers. Cast your vote for the "People's Choice" Award. Arrive early as the luncheon ends when the soup is gone.

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32nd Annual French & Indian War Encampment

Saturday, June 10, 2017             10 am to 6 pm

Sunday, June 11, 2017                  9 am to 4 pm

Presented by Cook Forest State Park on the Sawmill Grounds. Take a walk back in time with Colonial British, French and American Indian re-enactors as they portray lifestyles and war tactics of the 18th Century. Vendors will be available to sell their wares, artists will display and demonstrate their work. Visit: www.cookforest.com or phone 814-744-8407 for more information.

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33rd Annual Woodcarvers'  Show & Competition

Saturday, July 15, 2017              10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, July 16, 2017                 10 am to 4 pm

Our 33rd annual Woodcarving Show and Competition will feature wood and carving related vendors, contests and demonstration. Soap carving for the kids! The extraordinary talent of artists from across the region will be on display in the show area. Prizes awarded in many categories of this traditional art form that is reaching new heights.Vendors will be available to sell their wares, artists will display and demonstrate their work.
Admission: Free to visit vendor area; $1.00 per person to view show.

Festival

Art Festival in the Forest & Quilt Show

Saturday, August 19, 2017         10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, August 20, 2017            10 am to 4 pm

The last celebration of art in the forest before autumn is upon us. This festival focuses on quilting and fabrics, painting, photography, pottery and other traditional arts. Vendors will sell their wares, artists will display and demonstrate their work. And, of course, there will be a Quilt Show and Raffle! We expect a large selection of quilts from the area's finest quilters.
Admission: Free to visit vendor area; $1.00 per person to view Quilt Show.

Festival

Chainsaw Carvers' Round-up & Auction

Friday, September 15, 2017         10 am to 5 pm

Saturday, September 16, 2017  10 am to 5 pm - Auction at 4 pm

Sunday, September 17, 2017  10 am to 4 pm - Auction at 3:30 pm

Once again we will host The Chainsaw Carvers' Round-Up & Auction. Enjoy watching the carvers in action as they create beautiful works of art from a "simple log." Stay for auctions to bid on and purchase some of these beautiful pieces! Vendors will be available to sell their wares, artists will display and demonstrate their work.
Admission: Free

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Cook Forest Gingerbread Tour

November 3-5, 2017                    10 am to 5 pm daily

Make your list and check it twice! The Sawmill Craft Market will be OPEN for your Holiday shopping pleasure. Why shop the "box stores" when you can find unique, hand-made gifts for everyone on your list. Vendors will be available to sell their wares, artists will display and demonstrate their work. But wait! There's more...Free Admission to our "Great Hall" where local Vendors will showcase and sell their art, offering additional gift possibilities

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Festival of Trees

December 1-3, 2017                    10 am to 5 pm daily

This festival, which was held for years at St. Joseph's Church, is coming to the Sawmill Center!  The same vendors you love plus many new ones!  Food, entertainment and, of course, Christmas trees!