Interested in being a vendor? Click here for the 2019 Vendor Registration form!

Attention Chainsaw Carvers! Click here for the 2019 Chainsaw Carvers Registration form!

Festival of Trees 2019


Festival of Trees

December 6 - 7, 2019

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

The Festival of Trees will return to its new location in Cook Forest for a third year!

Festival of Trees will have 25 individual craft vendors, 60 market vendors, a robust Christmas tree display, Chinese auction, and Christmas musical performers on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm along with ice carving  from 12 to 3 pm.

Admission: $2.00

Please see our Facebook event page by clicking here!


Herb & Fiber Festival

June 1 - 2, 2019

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

This marks the 35th 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 1st 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 8 - 9, 2019

This program is presented by Cook Forest State Park at the Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts property.  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.

Admission: Free

Click here for the full event agenda!


Family Fun Fest


Family Fun Fest!

August 24, 2019

Two great family friendly performances by Slapstick Productions at the Sawmill Theatre. Tickets available online or 814-927-6655.

Family Fun Fest activities from 3:30 to 5:00 are FREE sponsored by Kalyumet Fore Fun, Pale Whale Canoe Fleet & the Cooksburg Café.

Click here for the full event agenda!




Chainsaw Carvers' Round-Up

September 12 - 15, 2019

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

1st Auction on Saturday (14th) at 4 p.m.

2nd Auction on Sunday (15th) 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. Chainsaw Carvers participating this year are Ernest Quinn, Amber Long, Todd Gladfelter, Adam Tate, Elaine Foys, Bob Anderson, Jim Fife, Kevin Black, Doug Ryan, Phil Yordy, Randy Rupert, Brian Fox, Bill Kohler, Travis Burrows, Steve Nelson, and Don Cyphert. 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. Stock car driver Charlie Powell will also be at the Sawmill on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for autographs and pictures with his race car! Don’t forget to enjoy some kettle corn as well!

Admission: Free

Attention Carvers! Click here for the 2019 registration form!

Forest Finds Poster


Forest Finds - Vintage, Unique, Re-made & Antique Market

Saturday, October 12, 2019

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More than a flea market! Vintage items, unique creations, re-made works, antique collectibles, vendors, workshops, classes & so much more!


Vendors wanted. If you love to make old things new again, or make new things look like vintage treasurers, this is for you! Do you create unique art from every day objects or have a knack for re-imagining and re-purposing items? This is for you too! Contact the Sawmill Center to reserve your vendor space at (814) 927-6655. Email with questions or for more information.

Gingerbread Tour


Cook Forest Gingerbread Tour

November 1 - 3, 2019

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 another 23 vendors set up for the weekend! All their work is juried to ensure the highest quality and craftsmanship. Get the tour brochure here at the Sawmill or check it out online at

Admission: Free