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WoodFest 2024: Celebrating Pennsylvania’s Forestry Heritage and Wood Industry

[Clarion, PA] — Immerse yourself in the heart of Pennsylvania, a state renowned for its expansive forests and leading role as the nation’s hardwood producer. WoodFest 2024, taking place from March 21st to 24th in Clarion, PA, invites you to a unique celebration of woodcraft, sustainable forestry practices, and World Wood Day.

WoodFest is not just an event; it’s an homage to the state whose very name means “Penn’s Woods.” With over 100 species of trees, and 16.6 million acres of forest land, the commonwealth’s forests are a testament to biodiversity and the sustainable management practices that ensure their health and longevity.

WoodFest 2024 will feature interactive workshops and presentations as well as a variety of artisan vendors, chainsaw carvers, and food trucks that will populate both the indoor marketplace at the Clarion Mall and the outdoor marketplace at the Clarion County Park, offering a diverse range of products and activities for all ages.

As we gather to celebrate the rich heritage and future of Pennsylvania’s wood industry, WoodFest 2024 also serves as a platform for learning about the sustainable management and utilization of this precious resource with presentations and demonstrations led by the Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group as well as the Lumber Heritage Region. Join us in embracing the beauty, versatility, and sustainability of wood, a material deeply intertwined with Pennsylvania’s identity and prosperity.

Kicking off WoodFest, a special World Wood Day event will be held on Thursday, March 21st, at the Hardwood Mall celebrating Pennsylvania’s wood industry and its contributions to the global economy. Additionally, the Woodmobile will be on-site from March 21st to 23rd, offering educational insights into Pennsylvania’s forestry industry.

Event Highlights:

> Live Music: Enjoy an eclectic line up of musicians providing the soundtrack to your WoodFest experience all weekend long.

> Food Trucks: Savor a variety of cuisines from some of the best food trucks around, offering delicious treats to fuel your festival fun.

> Indoor Marketplace: Explore the indoor vendor showcase at the Clarion Mall, featuring an array of products from local and regional artisans.

> Outdoor Marketplace: Venture to Clarion County Park for an outdoor vendor show, complete with food trucks, artists, and live chainsaw carving demonstrations.

> Woodmobile: Experience a traveling exhibit showcasing sustainable forestry and wood’s role in everyday life.

> 5K Race: Lace up for the WoodFest 5K on Saturday at 10 am at A-C Valley High School, a scenic run/walk in Foxburg, PA.

> Vendors & Artists: Discover unique crafts, art, and more, showcasing the creativity and skill of local vendors and artists.

> Kids Activities: Fun and educational activities designed to entertain and inspire the younger attendees including a photo scavenger hunt.

> Health & Mindfulness Workshops: Delve into the practices of mindfulness and forest bathing with introductory sessions aimed at enhancing well-being and connection to nature as well as the Five Pillars of Health, exploring sleep, exercise, nutrition, mental health, and social connections.

For more info.visit www.woodfest2024.com or email woodfestpa@gmail. com

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