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Event Series Event Series: Festival of Wood 2023

17th Annual Festival of Wood

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Festival of Wood | September 23-24, 2023

We’re sorry to report that the Festival of Wood has been cancelled.

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.

The Festival of Wood Features:

  • Craft Booths and Demonstrations
  • Free Children’s Area with Forestry Themed Games & Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Tree Trimming, Pruning, and Climbing Demonstrations
  • Live Chainsaw Carving
  • Wood and Forestry Exhibits & Demonstrations
  • Food Trucks and Refreshments
  • Historic Mansion Tours – Fee
  • Free Parking and Shuttle Service Provided by US Forest Service

Sponsored by: US Forest Service at Grey Towers, Pocono Arts Council, and Grey Towers Heritage Association with special thanks to the Greater Pike Community Foundation and the Richard L. Snyder Fund.

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September 23
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Grey Towers National Historic Site
122 Old Owego Turnpike
Milford, PA 18337 United States
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