Forest Festival

The 9th Annual Catskill Forest Festival is Saturday July 29th at the Pavilion in the Village of Margaretville, NY, conveniently located on State Route 28, just 15 minutes West of Belleayre.

CFA wants to invite you to attend this year’s Catskill Forest Festival. Historically, land in our region was cleared for farming practices. Today, our region is dominated by forests. Our forests provide us with many incredible benefits like:

  • Source of Timber
  • Maple Syrup
  • Food
  • Wildlife & Wildlife Habitat
  • Recreation
  • Water Filtration
  • Fuel wood
  • Economic Growth
  • Air Quality

Most of these benefits are provided by Private Forest Landowners

At the festival this year:

  • Maple Producers
  • Wood Products
  • Forestry Equipment
  • Firewood Processor & Sawmill
  • Forest Management Education
  • Arts & Crafts “Made From the Forest”
  • Recreation Vendors
  • “From the Forest to You Demo”

Tent of Knowledge Schedule

10:45am “Disappearing Trees” – Dr. Mike Kudish, Forest Historian

11:30am “Maple Sugaring in NYS” – Steve Childs, Cornell Cooperative Extension

12:30pm “Tree juice Maple Syrup” – Jake Fairbairn Tree Juice Maple

1:15pm   “Black Bears in the Catskills” – Larry Bifaro, NYSDEC

2:00pm   “Bird Focused Habitat Management” – Suzanne Treyger, Audubon NY

2:45pm   “CFA’s Programs and You” – John MacNaught and Ryan Trapani, CFA

From the Forest to You: Demonstration Schedule

Trees Being Felled at:

  • 10:00am
  • 11:30am
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:30pm

Alaskan Chainsaw Milling

  • 11:00am
  • 3:00pm

Fly Casting Demonstrations

  • 11:00am – 2:00pm

Stream Restoration Walk

  • Noon
  • 1:45pm

Pony Rides All Day

Chainsaw Carving All Day

Live Music All Day


If you would like to be a Vendor or to help sponsor this event, please fill out and return the appropriate form below: 

Download the 2017 Forest Festival Vendor Registration Form

Download the 2017 Forest Festival Sponsorship Form


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