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DuPont Forest Festival on Saturday celebrates adventure and beauty

Friends of DuPont Forest will host the fifth annual DuPont Forest Festival from 10 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, National Public Lands Day.

The DuPont Forest Festival is a free family friendly event open to the public. Hosted by Friends of DuPont Forest and sponsored by Henderson County Tourism Development Authority and Cognative MTB, the event celebrates the adventure and beauty of DuPont State Recreational Forest, which was saved from development after an effort by the Friends.

“The DuPont Forest Festival is a celebration of all the adventure and history found in DuPont State Forest,” said Sara Landry, Friends of DuPont executive director. “We’ll have a mix of drop-in activities, demonstrations, group tours and hikes, all perfect for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

“Our No. 1 goal for the Forest Festival is to teach people to love the Forest. Along with having fun, the activities will weave in education about  reducing impacts to the Forest, waterfall safety, trails that serve multiple types of recreationalists  and forest conservation. Each event will be led by an expert volunteer and representative from our partner organizations.”


Forest Festival activities include: 

  • Family nature walks

  • Kids and community yoga

  • Kids bike clinic and ride

  • Group rides

  • Orienteering event

  • Face painting

  • Smokey Bear

  • History tours

  • Fly fishing demonstration