From the Cradle to the Grave

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

Runners invited to participate in 30K and 10K trail races that begin and end at the Cradle of Forestry. Register online.

Bogs, Bugs and Beavers

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

Day at the Cradle of Forestry includes guided walks along the Pink Beds Trail where you will interpret the natural history of beavers, her...

$5

Train History Day

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

A 103-year-old Climax logging locomotive tells train-loads of stories. This day is all about trains with historian Jerry Ledford and members of the Asheville...

Free – $5

Smokey Bear’s Birthday Party

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

Smokey Bear, the symbol of wildland fire prevention, turns 73 this year. The Cradle of Forestry hosts this special bear’s birthday party each year....

$3 – $6

May the Forest Be With You

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

This day is a celebration of forest products of both past and present. Many Blue Ridge Mountain artisans are continuing traditional skills deeply seeded...

Free – $5

Power of the Sun: Solar Eclipse Celebration

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

A heat source, energy source, navigational tool, driver of climate and weather, the sun's power is measurable yet intangible for all life and processes...

Free – $5

Bring Back the Monarchs

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

Come to the Cradle of Forestry and learn about monarch butterflies and how to help them survive their journey south. There will be a presentation...

Forest Festival Day

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

Come meet traditional craftsmen, exhibitors, forestry students and entertainers as they celebrate forests and forest heritage. The day also includes the John G. Palmer...

$3 – $6

Rock Your Fall Photograph

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

One-day workshop will teach you how to take better photos with your smartphone's camera. Janet and Les Saucier will teach you the basics of...

$120

Opening Day Appalachian Folkways Celebration

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

Photo: Matt Rose This 47th annual event marks the opening of Cradle of Forestry for the season. Take a turn behind friendly draft horses...

National Get Outdoors Day

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

Families are invited to get outdoors in Pisgah National Forest. The event includes guided activities, crafts, and a self-guided tour of the Cradle property....

Forest Festival Day

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

Day’s events include a chance to meet traditional craftsmen, forestry students, and old-time-music entertainers as they celebrate local forests and forest heritage. The day...

The Legend of Tommy Hodges

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

Outdoor drama tells the haunting story of a Biltmore Forest School student who went missing on Halloween night in 1906. Go online for tickets.

$3 – $12

Appalachian Folkways Series

Cradle of Forestry Highway 276, Pisgah Forest

Take a step back in time and interact with traditional crafters skilled in the old ways, including fiber arts and blacksmithing. Visitors will also...