In the interest of public safety, our friends at the U.S. Forest Service had to make the difficult decision to cancel all outdoor activities due to the weather forecast. They’d still love to see you in the mansion, though…
Saturday, September 23 is National Public Lands Day! Visitors can enjoy a free 3-floor mansion open house from 10am-4pm. In lieu of a mansion fee on Saturday, visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food pantry. There will be free children’s activities on the third floor and appearances by Smokey at 11am and Woodsy at 2pm.
Sunday, September 24th guests can take advantage of a $5.00 3-floor mansion open house (children eleven and under are free but must be accompanied by an adult). There will be free children’s activities on the third floor and appearances by Smokey at 11am and Woodsy at 2pm.
Stay safe and dry wherever the weekend takes you!
If you had your heart set on enjoying a craft festival this weekend (as we did), why not check out our friends and neighbors across the river at Peters Valley Fall Craft Fair? It’s an indoor event! Details here…
This annual festival is a celebration of our natural and cultural heritage of wood. Now held in concert with National Public Lands Day, Festival of Wood provides its visitors with unique wood-themed activities and events at one of the region’s most historically significant sites.
The festival is an educational public event that brings awareness to the importance of wood – and how professional and scientific forestry helps meet our continued need for this versatile natural resource.
Festival of Wood also serves as an ecotourism venue for regional businesses and nonprofits, providing outreach and promotion for wood related services and forestry programs.
This family-friendly event draws over 3,000 patrons from the tri-state area and includes a juried crafts show, children’s activities, educational exhibitions, demonstrations, live entertainment, and tasty food.