Herb & Fiber Festival - CANCELLED

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.

Admission: Free



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.

Admission: Free





Woodcarvers Festival

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.

Admission: $1.00

Attention Woodcarvers! Click here for the 2020 Woodcarver Entry Form!



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. 

Attention Chainsaw Carvers ... click here for the 2020 Chainsaw Carver Application!

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.

Admission: Free


Sawmill Craft Market


Antique & Vintage Market - CANCELLED

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.

Gingerbread Tour


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.  All their work is juried to ensure the highest quality and craftsmanship. Due to restrictions this year, we will not have additional vendors attending this year. See more information at GingerbreadTour.com.

Admission: Free


Festival of Trees


Festival of Trees - CANCELLED

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.

Admission: $2.00