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2017 Festivals & Special Events

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Cook Forest Folk Music Contest

Saturday
May 13, 2017
·1 PM - 4 PM·
(registration at noon)
Rain or Shine! Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin Contest. Three divisions. Verdors will be available to sell their wares and artists will display and demonstrate their work.
Admission: Free

Annual Herb and Fiber Arts Festival

Saturday
June 3, 2017
·10 AM - 5 PM·
Sunday
June 4, 2017
·10 AM - 4 PM·
The 32nd year of our celebration of the "Good Earth". Join herb and plant vendors; live and dried herbs, plants, spices, flowers, earthen and fiber related crafts and more! Vendors will be available to sell their wares, artists will display and demonstrate their work.
Admission: Free

Annual Soup Luncheon

Saturday
June 3
·Starting at noon·
Always a part of the Herb and Fiber Arts Festival, this is The Sawmill's most popular fund raising event!
Receive a hand-made pottery soup bowl (which is yours to keep!). Enjoy homemade soup, bread, and a drink for $10. This is a soup challenge with soups from local restaurants and volunteers. Cast your vote for the "People's Choice" Award. Arrive early as the luncheon ends when the soup is gone.

French & Indian War Encampment

Saturday
June 10, 2017
·10 AM - 6 PM·
Sunday
June 11, 2017
·9 AM - 4 PM·
(See schedule)
Presented by Cook Forest State Park on the Sawmill Grounds. 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. Vendors will be available to sell their wares, artists will display and demonstrate their work. Visit: www.cookforest.com or phone 814-744-8407 for more information.

Wild Flower Garden Club Show

Friday
June 23, 2017
·1:30 PM - 5:30 PM·
Saturday
June 24, 2017
·11 AM - 3 PM·
Victorian Memories is the theme of this "federated" flower show hosted by the Wild Flower Garden Club of Leeper, PA. This event will bring the Sawmill to life with a wide array of floral decorations and art. Participation is open to the public
Admission: Donation of Your Choice

Woodcarving Show and Competition

Saturday
July 15, 2017
·10 AM - 5 PM·
Sunday
July 16, 2017
·10 AM - 4 PM·
Our 33rd annual Woodcarving Show and Competition will feature wood and carving related vendors, contests and demonstration. Soap carving for the kids! The extraordinary talent of artists from across the region will be on display in the show area. Prizes awarded in many categories of this traditional art form that is reaching new heights.Vendors will be available to sell their wares, artists will display and demonstrate their work.
Admission: Free to visit vendor area; $1.00 per person to view show.

Art Festival in the Forest & Quilt Show

Saturday
August 19, 2017
·10 AM - 5 PM·
Sunday
August 21, 2017
·10 AM - 4 PM·
The last celebration of art in the forest before Autumn is upon us. The Festival focuses on Quilting and fabrics, painting, photography, pottery and other traditional arts. Vendors will sell their wares, artists will display and demonstrate their work. And, of course, there will be a Quilt Show and Raffle! We expect a large selection of quilts from the area's finest quilters.
Admission: Free to visit vendor area; $1.00 per person to view Quilt Show.

Chainsaw Carvers' Round-up & Auction

Friday
September 15, 2017
·10 AM - 5 PM·
Saturday
September 16, 2017
·10 AM - 5 PM·
(Auction at 4 PM) Sunday
September 17, 2017
·10 AM - 4 PM·
(Auction at 3:30 PM)
Once again we will host The Chainsaw Carvers' Round-Up & Auction. Enjoy watching the carvers in action as they create beautiful works of art from a "simple log." Stay for auctions to bid on and purchase some of these beautiful pieces! Vendors will be available to sell their wares, artists will display and demonstrate their work.
Admission: Free

Gingerbread Tour

Friday
November 3, 2017
Saturday
November 4, 2017
Sunday
November 5, 2017
·10 AM - 5 PM·
each day
Make your list and check it twice! The Sawmill Craft Market will be OPEN for your Holiday shopping pleasure. Why shop the "box stores" when you can find unique, hand-made gifts for everyone on your list. Vendors will be available to sell their wares, artists will display and demonstrate their work. But wait! There's more...Free Admission to our "Great Hall" where local Vendors will showcase and sell thier art, offering additional gift possibilities
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