Herb & Fiber Festival
June 6 - 7, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This marks the 36th year for this signature festival that draws hundreds of people looking to start their gardens and get closer to nature. There will be hanging baskets, bedding flats, perennials, annuals, garden artists, and herbs.
Join on us Saturday, June 6th for our annual "Soup at the Sawmill" luncheon. Starting at 11:30, you receive a handmade pottery soup bowl (which is yours to keep), homemade soup, bread, dessert and a drink for $12.
French & Indian War Encampment
June 13 - 14, 2020
Cook Forest State Park and the Sawmill Center for the Arts will host a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War. Highlights of this full two-day encampment include children’s programs, woodland natives, cannon and musket firing demonstrations, sutler camp, council and trading events, nationally renowned living historians, French & Indian War era artisans, and live tactical engagements. Every battle is different! Take a walk back in time at the Sawmill Center for the Arts to view British, Colonial, French, and American Indian re-enactors as they portray lifestyles of the 18th century.
July 11 - 12, 2020
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Don't miss the 2020 Woodcarvers Festival which features carefully hand-carved creations. These impressive works of art are displayed throughout the weekend and many are available for purchase. Carving competitions, exhibitions, demonstration, classes, and vendors round out the event.
Chainsaw Carvers' Round-Up
September 18 - 20, 2020
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
1st Auction on Saturday (19th) at 4 p.m.
2nd Auction on Sunday (20th) at 3:30 p.m.
Auction Registration begins at 3:00 p.m.
Carving begins on Thursday featuring 16 chainsaw carvers transforming the logs into beautifully crafted pieces of art all weekend long. There will be an auction on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Registration for the auction begins at 3:00 p.m. each day.
The Sawmill Craft Market will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. along with additional craft vendors set up in the large classroom.
Antique & Vintage Market
Saturday, October 10, 2020
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A new indoor/outdoor flea market showcasing antique and re-purposed goods including jewelry, home décor, furnishings, tools, paints, parts and pieces. Our Creative Classrooms will host experts sharing their know-how, tips and tricks to tackle your own.
Cook Forest Gingerbread Tour
November 6 - 8, 2020
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Sawmill Center for the Arts is proud to be part of the annual Gingerbread Tour from Cook Forest to Historic Brookville! Shop our bountiful craft market where 60 local artisans display their hand-crafted items with more vendors joining us for the weekend! All their work is juried to ensure the highest quality and craftsmanship. Get the 2020 tour brochure here at the Sawmill or check it out online at GingerbreadTour.com once available in May.
Festival of Trees
December 4 - 5, 2020
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Satuday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Now in its 4th year at the Sawmill Center, enjoy live entertainment, Christmas music and delicious foods while shopping for unique art and craft gifts at the Festival of Trees! Of course, there also will be lots of beautifully decorated Christmas trees.