EAGLE RIVER, Wis. – Trees For Tomorrow (TFT), an accredited natural resources specialty school in Eagle River, WI invites the public to celebrate Wisconsin’s forests during its 8th annual Forest Fest on Saturday, July 28, 2018. This is a free family fun day that takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Trees For Tomorrow’s campus in the heart of Eagle River.
Learn about the ecology of our forests and see how the modern forestry industry helps to sustain them with equipment demos. Tour an interactive native village, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, fish for live trout, try your hand at papermaking and crosscut sawing, see if you can light a match with a hatchet and meet the forest’s spokesperson, Smokey Bear.
“Forest Fest is our way of giving back to the community,” said Robin Ginner, TFT Executive Director. “Our program lineup is designed to provide an educational experience for all ages, focusing on materials and products we enjoy and rely on that come from the forest.”
The day begins with a lumberjack breakfast and festivities starting at 9 a.m., including exhibits from forestry and logging professionals, handcrafted products by artisans and crafters, and hands-on activities and information from local businesses, organizations and associations. Presentations are scheduled throughout the day on a variety of topics, including live birds of prey, wolves in Wisconsin and Wisconsin’s logging history.
A hearty lumberjack breakfast of pancakes, sausage, biscuits, fruit and coffee is available for just $8.50 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the historic dining hall. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a selection of fresh-grilled brats, burgers or hot dogs, baked beans, chips and fresh watermelon slices. Live music by Gary Hernandez and Memo begins in the big tent at 11 a.m.
Forest Fest is free to the public with suggested donations of $5/person or $20/family. Please leave pets at home for the day.
Trees For Tomorrow is an accredited nonprofit natural resources specialty school that serves school groups throughout Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. Founded in 1944, Trees For Tomorrow’s mission is to promote sustainable management of our natural resources through transformative educational experiences.