Snowman along the River

Snowman in the Forest Day

Saturday Feb 17, 2024, 11:00 am TO 2:30 pm
Snowman in the Forest Contest Rules
Build a snowman in any sponsor’s location, from the first snowfall of the season to the last snowfall in February. Have the sponsor take a picture of you and your snowman and it will be entered in the contest and displayed on the Cook Forest Vacation Bureau’s website and Facebook page.
SATURDAY, FEB 17:
1130am – LUNCH provided Chili Cook-Off (hot & mild divisions)
1200pm-115pm – Snowshoe interpretive hike within the old growth forest along Cook Trail, meet at the fire pit by the ice skating pond.
1130am-230pm – carriage rides, sledding, snowman building, ice skating (ice skates available)
100pm – Happy Dog Contest
200pm – Door prize awards
Cook Forest Top Hill Cabin openings for Feb 16, 17 and 18. (2 night min.) Also read about our Cabin Fever Special on  www.tophillcabins.com or call 800-531-1545 to book your cabin now!
 
Groundhog Day
Punxsutawney Phil

Ground Hog Day

On February 2, 2024 at Gobbler’s Knob, Punxsutawney.

Groundhog Day is held at Gobbler’s Knob, a field about two miles outside of Punxsutawney, PA. The gates to the grounds open at 3am. No tickets needed as Groundhog Day is a free event.
From 3am until approximately 7:20am, a party happens at Gobbler’s Knob. While no alcohol is allowed into the event or sold there, the atmosphere is still festive (probably because we need to move to keep from getting too cold.)

For the four and a half hours leading up to Phil’s weather prediction, performers entertain the crowds of people gathering in the field.

Cook Forest Top Hill Cabins is only 45 minutes from Gobbler’s Knob so if you want to schedule a cabin for February 1 and 2,, keep in mind that we have our Cabin Fever Special going on. If you book for those nights, you will get one night free (up to a total of $190 plus tax) by staying 2 consecutive nights. Just go online to our website to schedule the cabin of your choice at www.tophillcabins.com or call us at 800-531-1545.
Herb & Fiber Festival

June 3 and 4, 2023
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This is the 39th year for the Herb & Fiber Festival at the Sawmill Center for the Arts on Forest Road in Cook Forest. Hundreds of people attend this event. Hanging baskets are featured as well as bedding flats, perennials, annuals, garden artists and herbs. You don’t want to miss this popular event.

Admission: Free

FIND THAT SPECIAL CABIN CLOSE TO THIS EVENT

French & Indian War

June 10 and 11, 2023

This is the 19th Annual French & Indian War Encampment at Cook Forest.

The Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, at the Sawmill Center for the Arts.
Admission: Free
FIND THAT SPECIAL CABIN CLOSE TO THIS EVENT

Woodcarvers Festival

July 8 and 9, 2023
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You will witness wood carvers carefully hand-carving creations which are then judged by professional carvers. These impressive works of art are displayed throughout the weekend, and many are available for purchase.
There will also be a carving class, demonstrations of wood carving, and many vendors at the festival.
Admission: $1.00

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Chainsaw Carvers’ Round-Up

September 15 to 17, 2023
Daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1st Auction on Saturday (16th) at 4 p.m.
2nd Auction on Sunday (17th) at 3:30 p.m.

Auction Registration begins at 3:00 p.m.
Come see Chainsaw Carvers in action as they create beautiful wood carvings from a simple log.
Stay for the auctions to bid on and purchase some of these beautiful pieces!
The Sawmill Craft Market will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

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Cook Forest Gingerbread Tour

November 1 to 4, 2024
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The annual Gingerbread Tour goes from Cook Forest to Historic Brookville. The Sawmill Center’s bountiful craft market boasts more than 80 local artisans displaying hand-crafted items. In addition, there will be many other vendors set up just for this weekend. All work is proclaimed to be the highest quality and craftsmanship. Indoor table events ongoing all weekend. See more information at GingerbreadTour.com.
Admission: Free

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