On Saturday September 24, 2022 (National Public Lands Day) Friends of DuPont Forest will host the 5th annual DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure and beauty of DuPont State Forest.

DuPont State Forest Guion Farm Access Area
10am – 3pm

Forest Festival Sept. 24, 2022

2022 Schedule

8:30am

  • Group Trail Run with iDaph Events (all abilities welcome)

10am

  • Thomas Cemetery History Tour with Patty Stahl
  • Women’s Beginner Ride with Niki Celani, Cognative MTB Ambassador
  • Women’s Intermediate Ride with Amanda Robertson, Cognative MTB Ambassador
  • Orienteering with Al Beers
  • Demo and Hike with Trekking Poles with Johnny Kelly

10:30am

  • Kids Yoga with YAM
  • Kids Bike Clinic and Ride with Blue Wall Adventures
  • Walk on the Wild Side Hike with Conserving Carolina

11am

  • Hike with Greenville Hiking Club
  • Fly Fishing Demo with Headwaters Outfitters
  • Community Yoga with YAM (11:15am)
  • Family Nature Walk with Ripple Forest School

11:30am

  • Co-ed Intermediate Group Ride with Jody Treadway
  • Avenza Map Demo and Hike
  • Smokey Bear!

12pm

  • Fly Fishing Demo with Headwaters Outfitters

1pm

  • Orienteering with Al Beers
  • Hike and Demo with Tracking Poles with Johnny Kelly
  • Kids Bike Clinic and Ride with Blue Wall Adventures
  • Fly Fishing Demo with Headwaters Outfitters

1:30pm

  • Family Nature Walk with Ripple Forest School
  • Hike with Greenville Hiking Club
  • Avenza Map Demo and Hike

2:00pm

  • Fly Fishing Demo with Headwaters Outfitters
  • Smokey Bear!

DROP IN ACTIVITIES 10am-3pm

  • Almost Home Dog Rescue
  • Cognative MTB
  • DuPont Forest Wildlife
  • Earthshine Nature Program
  • Educational Forest Activities for Parents – Pinecone Bird Feeders
  • Facepainting
  • FIND Outdoors
  • Friends of DuPont Forest Trail Crew
  • Friends of DuPont Forest
  • Hemlock Restorative Initiative
  • Leave No Trace
  • NC Forest Service and special appearances by Smokey Bear
  • NC State Cooperative Extension
  • NOAA Weather Station
  • Pisgah Area SORBA
  • Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI)
  • REI
  • Science in the Water with Mills River Partnership
  • Transylvania County Public Library – History of DuPont and Tye Dye Handkerchief activity for kids
  • YAM Massages

Food Trucks

  • Usual Suspects
  • Dolly’s Ice Cream

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