The 23rd Annual Forest Heritage Days (FHD) returns to Greenville on Friday, August 8th and Saturday, August 9th at Greenville Consolidated School, located at 130 Pritham Avenue.
This free, family-friendly event honors the state’s most historic industry and celebrates Maine’s woods by combining education and entertainment in a unique way, while maintaining a focus on forestry stewardship and sustainability.
The main attraction events happening on Friday, August 8th are a Working Forest Bus Tour from 8 AM to 3 PM for $15 a person, a Colby Woodsmen demonstration at 3 PM followed by a Woodsmen Supper at 5 PM and Sumner McKane’s “In the Blood” performance will begin at 7 PM for $10 a person.
A “Game of Logging” competition will be held on Saturday, August 9th from 10 AM to 2:30 PM, a craft fair will be held from 10 AM to 3 PM and a “Forest Fire Lookouts of the Moosehead Region” presentation will begin at 7 PM.
In addition to the main attractions, the event will offer free horse and carriage rides, forestry exhibits, food and beverages and a Log-A-Load for Kids Raffle to benefit local hospitals through the Children’s Miracle Network. Guests can enter the raffle to win a four-foot wood-carved bear and chainsaw.
Advanced registration is required for the working forest bus tour, call 207-695-2241 extension 210 and call 207-695-2909 to preregister for Sumner McKane’s “In the Blood” performance. For a full event listing and details, visit www.forestheritagedays.com.
If you or your organization has social media outlets, please consider "liking" them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MaineForestHeritageDays.
In addition, please email kbaumgart@laughlin.com if your organization is offering any specials or discounts during the Forest Heritage Days (for example, 15% off at a restaurant, special room rates, etc.).
There will be a quilter’s and crafter’s garage sale from 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, September 27th. This year the money received from the rental of the tables will benefit St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Augusta and its many ministries. Tables are 8’ in length and cost $25. There are 20 tables available. Sharing of tables is permitted. Applications may be received by emailing Tina Mann at tmann@fairpoint.net or by calling St. Mark’s Church at 622-2424. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is located at 9 Summer Street in Augusta.