Please note: Due to inclement weather forecasted for our area, the Woodsmen’s Meet at Forest Festival Day has been changed to Saturday, October 17.
HCC’s Woodsmen’s Team will compete in the 2015 John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet and Forest Festival Day held at the Cradle of Forestry on Saturday, October 17. The Cradle of Forestry is located in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard. The cost is $6 for ages 16 and up and $3 for youth ages 4 to 15. For more info, call the Cradle of Forestry at (828) 877-3130.
Forest Festival Day is an annual event for the whole family where more than 80 traditional craftsmen, exhibitors, forestry students, and entertainers gather at the Cradle of Forestry to celebrate our forests and forest heritage. Highlights include wood carvers, weavers, a blacksmith, and the John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet.
The Cradle of Forestry is located in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard. The cost is $6 for ages 16 and up and $3 for youth ages 4 to 15. For more information, please call the Cradle of Forestry at (828) 877-3130.
7:45 a.m. U.S. Forest Service & HCC Welcome
(Visitor Center Auditorium)
7:55 - 9:00 a.m. Quiz Bowl (Visitor Center Auditorium)
9:00– 10:00 a.m. Dendrology (Concurrent with Archery)
9:00- 10:00 a.m. Archery (Concurrent with Dendrology)
10:00–11:00 a.m. Team Log Roll
11:00- 4:00 p.m. Orienteering (Contest conducted most of the day)
11:00–11:30 a.m. Horizontal Speed Chop (Female)
11:30–12:00 p.m. Water Boil
12:00-12:30 p.m. Pulpwood Toss for Accuracy
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Axe Throw (Concurrent with Pole Fell)
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Pole Fell (Concurrent with Axe Throw)
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Pole Climb (Concurrent with Chainsaw)
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Chain Saw Events (Concurrent with Pole Climb)
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Standing Block Chop
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Cross Cut Saw Events
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Single Buck (Concurrent with Bolt Split)
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Bolt Split (Concurrent with Single Buck)
4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Horizontal Speed Chop (Male)
Every possible effort will be made to stay on schedule.
If any event should finish early, the next event will immediately follow. We have changed this year schedule in order to have an earlier finish. Please plan on staying for the entire awards ceremony.