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Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:17

Competition and culture at Forest Festival Day

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Grab your axes. The 17th Annual John G. Palmer Woodmen’s Meet at The Cradle of Forestry in the Pisgah National Forest will take place Saturday, Oct. 6. Events will run from 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. and feature competitions such as the axe throw, the pole climb and the cross cut saw race. Forestry students from Haywood Community College’s awarding-winning lumberjack team are one of six teams from a several state area that will be competing, along with N.C. State University, Virginia Tech, Montgomery Community College, Warren Wilson College and Penn State Mont Alto.

The lumberjack competition is part of a larger event called Forest Festival Day. Other activities of interest during the day will be exhibitions of Southern Appalachian cultural heritage by more than 30 traditional craftsmen, forestry students, wood carvers, weavers and a blacksmith. The cost is $6 for ages 16 and up and $3 for kids.

828.877.3130 or www.cradleofforestry.org .

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