Bark Peelers’ Festival
July 4 - July 5
Celebrate the Lumber Museum’s 50th Anniversary! This festival, which honors Pennsylvania’s Lumbering Heritage, treats thousands of visitors to lively special events, contests, and demonstrations all celebrating “woodhick” skills. This anniversary year will feature many traditional woodhick games including the infamous tobacco spitting contest, and the ever-challenging fiddling contest. Unique food and craft will vendors provide guests with ample shopping and culinary opportunities. There is live music throughout the weekend, crafts and games at the kid’s corner, an operating steam-powered circular sawmill and birch still, blacksmithing, chainsaw carving, and door prizes. Visitors are encouraged to compete in the greased pole, log rolling, cross-cut saw, and birling competitions to earn the title “Grand Champion Barkpeeler” and the associated cash prizes. Tickets: adults – $10; kids 3-11 – $3; Under 3 – free.