August 9-12, 2018

8:00am - 12:00pm

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Forest Heritage Days (FHD) is an annual community event in Greenville, Maine that honors the state’s most historic industry. The forest products industry has been a staple in Maine for generations and provides an annual economic impact of $8 billion, employs one in 20 Mainers and contributes 28.9% of all state exports.

Each year since 1991, families and community members gather to celebrate this vibrant industry with two days of forestry fun. Events include Colby Woodsmen demonstrations, working forest bus tours, guest presentations, a craft fair, raffles, horse and carriage rides, children’s activities, forestry exhibits and the signature Game of Logging competition.

We welcome you and your family to join us this year to learn about the working forests of Maine – the history, the present practices, and what’s in store for the future.

 

​Stay tuned for the 2018 schedule of events!

2017 Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 10th

6:00 PM – The Last Log Drive with Rocky Rockwell

Moosehead Marine Museum’s own Rocky Rockwell will share photos and memories of working aboard the Katahdin during the logging days. $10 suggested donation.

Friday, August  11th
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM – Working Forest Bus Tour 

Travel through Maine’s magnificent woods with educational stops, demonstrations and lunch. This year our travels will include a mill tour at Pleasant River Lumber.

3:00 PM – Colby Woodsmen Demonstration

Watch old-time logging skills like chopping and ax throwing.

6:00 – 9:00 PM – Roaring Twenties Katahdin Cruise

Get out your flapper dresses and zoot suits and come join the Centre Theater on board the Steamship Katahdin for a wonderful night of Twenties themed partying and Swing music! Tickets are $50 a person. Purchase them at www.katahdincruises.com and join in the fun from 6:00-9:00PM.

Saturday, August 12th

10 AM to 2:30 PM – Game of Logging Competition

​Cheer on your favorite logger as they compete in events like sawing, speed cutting and precision felling.

9 AM to 3 PM – Craft Fair

Browse handmade, local products like jewelry, decorations, art and more. Browse and discuss land use issues at area organization booths.

10 AM to 3 PM – Free Horse and Carriage Rides

Noon – Chainsaw Carving Exhibition

​Chainsaw Wood Carver Mike Thurlow will showcase his artistic chainsaw carving skills.

ALL DAY – Food, Forestry, Recreation Exhibits, Children’s Area, a visit from Smokey the Bear and More!

Sunday, August 13

Woodsmen’s Breakfast

Enjoy a breakfast of eggs, home fries, French toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon and beans at the American Legion Hall on Pritham Ave. $9 per person.

All Weekend

Thursday to Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM – “The Woodsmen, The Steamboats, The Farms”

An exhibit at the Center for Moosehead History (6 Lakeview Street)

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Forest Society of Maine
Appalachian Mountain Club
Maine Forest Service
Moosehead Historical Society

Location

Event address

130 Pritham Ave, Greenville, ME 04441

Contact Phone

(207) 695-2702

Contact Email

info@mooseheadlake.org

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