Herb & Fiber Festival
June 3 - 4, 2023
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This marks the 39th 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.
The annual soup luncheon will be held on June 3rd from 11:30 am to 2:30 or until sold out. Cost is $12.00 which includes pottery bowl, soup, bread & butter, cookie, and drink. Come early!
Also featuring for 2023, the Kitchen Herb Garden Workshop on Saturday, June 3.
First Class: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Second Class: 1 p.m.to 3 p.m.
For more information, please visit our "Classes" page.
19th Annual Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment
June 10 -11, 2023
Cook Forest State Park will host a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War. Highlights of this full two-day encampment include woodland natives, cannon and musket firing, cooking, primitive skills, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, pottery, children’s games, sutler camp, renown living historians, French & Indian War Era artisans, and live tactical engagements. Every battle is different! Take a walk back in time along the Black Bear Trail by the Sawmill Center for the Arts during open camp hours to view British, Colonial, French, and Native American re-enactors as they portray lifestyles of the 18th century.
For more information, contact Cook Forest State Park at 814-744-8407 or CookForestPA@pa.gov
Gardening for Birds & Pollinators
June 24, 2023
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Inspiration, Ideas, and Instructions by Seneca Rocks Audubon
Learn how to transform your backyard or landscape into a native plant oasis that pollinators and birds will love.
Woodcarvers Festival: "Spirit of America"
July 8 - 9, 2023
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This festival features carefully hand-carved creations which are judged by professional carvers. In addition to the carvings, we are adding other wooden works of art to the festival. These impressive works of art are displayed throughout the weekend, and many are available for purchase. New this year, there will be wooden A carving class, demonstrations, and vendors round out the festival.
Chainsaw Carvers' Round-Up
September 15 - 17, 2023
Daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1st Auction on Saturday (16th) at 4 p.m.
2nd Auction on Sunday (17th) at 3:30 p.m.
Auction Registration begins at 3:00 p.m.
Come see carvers in action as they create beautiful works of art from a simple log. Stay for the auctions to bid on and purchase some of these beautiful pieces!
The Sawmill Craft Market will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cook Forest Gingerbread Tour
November 3 - 5, 2023
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Part of the annual Gingerbread Tour from Cook Forest to Historic Brookville. Our bountiful craft market boasts more than 80 local artisans displaying their hand-crafted items in addition to the vendors set up for the weekend. All work is juried to ensure the highest quality and craftsmanship. Indoor event with tables and chairs provided. See more information at GingerbreadTour.com.