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2015 Festivals & Special Events

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Annual Herb and Fiber Arts Festival

Saturday
June 6, 2015
·10 AM - 5 PM·
Sunday
June 7, 2015
·10 AM - 4 PM·
Our annual celebration of the "Good Earth". This event is always a tremendous show. Herb and other plant vendors…live and dried herbs, plants, spices, flowers, earth-related craft and art work (bird houses, plant holders, etc.), as well as fiber-related arts and crafts, environmental-related items and how-to books.
Admission: Free

Annual Soup Luncheon

Saturday
June 6, 2015
·Noon - ?·
Always a part of the Herb and Fiber Arts Festival is our annual Soup Luncheon Fundraiser. At the luncheon you will receive a hand-thrown pottery soup bowl (which is yours to keep), homemade soup, bread, herbed butter and a drink for one low price. This is also a Soup Challenge with soups from local restaurants and individuals. You get to choose the winner of the "People's Choice" Award. Get in line early and vote for your favorite soup.

French & Indian War Encampment

Saturday
June 13, 2015
Sunday
June 14, 2015
(See schedule for times)
Highlights of this full two-day encampment include children's programs, woodland natives, cannon and musket firing demonstrations, and more. Take a walk back in time to view British, Colonial, French, and American Indian re-enactors as they portray lifestyles of the 18th century. For a detailed listing of events and times, please visit: www.CookForest.com

Annual Wood Show and Competition

Saturday
July 18, 2015
·10 AM - 4 PM·
Sunday
July 19, 2015
·10 AM - 4 PM·
Our 30th annual Woodcarving Show and Competition will feature vendors, contests, and demonstrations. The extraordinary work of many talented artists will be on display in the show area. Prizes awarded in many categories. Vote for the "People's Choice" Award.
Admission: Free to visit vendor area; $1.00 per person (adults and children) to view show entries.
NEW EVENT!

Art in the Forest Festival

Saturday
August 22, 2015
·10 AM - 5 PM·
Sunday
August 23, 2015
·10 AM - 4 PM·
One last summer celebration of art before Autumn.
*Interested vendors of handmade products can contact us at: 814-927-6655.
Admission: Free

Chainsaw Carvers' Round-up
(NOTE DATE CHANGE!)

Friday
September 25, 2015
·10 AM - 5 PM·
Saturday
September 26, 2015
·10 AM - 5 PM·
Sunday
September 27, 2015
·10 AM - 4 PM·
Auctions held Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 PM
Our annual Chainsaw Carvers' Round-up will feature amazing demonstrations as the chainsaw artists display their talents. Watch as life-like animals, characatures, plants, furniture pieces and more appear from a "simple" log. Products available for sale from the artists or attend the auction on both Saturday and Sunday to bid on these wonderfully crafted pieces.
Admission: Free
NEW EVENT!

Independent Film Premier of "Mountain Devil"

Friday
October 30, 2015
· 7 PM ·
Saturday
October 31, 2015
·7 PM ·
"A hunt for Bigfoot goes terribly wrong."
Held in the Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, it will be held in the large classroom in the main Sawmill Center for the Arts facilities.
Admission: TBA

Annual Gingerbread Tour

Friday
November 6, 2015
Saturday

November 7, 2015
Sunday
November 8, 2015

Make your list and check it twice! The Sawmill Craft Market will be open for the Gingerbread Tour this year. Find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Visit www.gingerbreadtour.com for information.
Admission: Free
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