Plans are underway for the 17th Annual Festival of Wood, August 7-8, 2021. The festival, sponsored by the US Forest Service, the Pocono Arts Council, and the Grey Towers Heritage Association at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, Pa., is a public education program that heightens awareness about the importance of wood in our society and how professional and scientific forestry helps meet that continued need. It serves as an ecotourism venue for regional commercial and tourism entities and provides an outreach opportunity for the participants to promote wood-related and forestry programs.
The annual event has grown to include unique crafts made from wood, children’s activities with wood and wood products, and a number of educational demonstrations and programs. Past festival’s have drawn more than 3,000 patrons from the Tri-state area. In 2021, we are limiting fine craft exhibitors to no more than 25 and diversity in wood media is expected.
Grey Towers, the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, is the ideal location for a Festival of Wood. Pinchot was the founder and first chief of the US Forest Service, championing the practice of sustainable forestry. Today the US Forest Service and its many partners utilize the 1886-mansion and 102 acres to perpetuate the Pinchot conservation legacy with educational programs such as this Festival.
We hope you will join us for the 2021 Festival of Wood,
Susan Randall, Pocono Arts Council & US Forest Service Staff, Grey Towers National Historic Site
Artisans: Acceptance deadline is May 1, 2021