FESTIVAL

PINE CONE

 

14th Annual

 

Join us this year!

10/02/2021

 9:30am to 4:00pm

 

RIM NORDIC, just 5 miles east of Running Springs,

10 miles west of Big Bear!

 

 

 

 

PLANNING IS UNDERWAY FOR THE

2021 PINE CONE FESTIVAL!

Join us Saturday, October 2nd!

9:30 to 4pm at Rim Nordic / Snow Valley in Running Springs.

Check back for more details!

Hi! My name is CHEEKERS. I hope to see you at this year's Pine Cone Festival! 

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NOTE: Festival is held IN the forest, walking area is a natural surface, flat with some irregularities as this is not a paved or concrete trail.
At our last event in 2019, more than 100 visitors took a beautiful one or two mile Nature Walk through the Forest and discover more about the mountains' flora and fauna!  You can choose between a guided tour or to walk independently. Those who successfully complete the two mile walk will receive this cool commemorative Pine Cone Festival pin.  Those who do the shorter one mile walk and receive a Festival magnet. Thanks to Church of the Woods and Rim Nordic for sponsoring this activity!

The Festival is held annually on the

FIRST SATURDAY

of October!

See you there!

Thanks to the Inland Empire Prospectors & Miners Club, folks can have fun panning for GOLD!
 
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We have something

for everyone. Food,

live entertainment, great vendors, artisans and exhibits, kids' activities,

pine​ cone games 

and contests.

 

FREE parking at Snow Valley Mountain Resort and  FREE SHUTTLES (thanks to PALI Adventures) are provided to help you cross the highway

Get your Glue Gun Out!! Enter our Pine Cone   Craft Contest and win a prize! AND You can create your craft AT the Festival! Check the Contest page for rules for various age groups.

 

In 2019, CAL FIRE took the trophy for the Pine Cone Brigade, ending Running Springs Fire Department's three year streak in winning the Golden Pine Cone for the Firefighters Pine Cone Brigade contest. Which agency will take home the Pine Cone Championship this year?

Pine Cone Craft Contest
World's Largest Pine Cone Contest
Pine Cone Olympics
Free Games
Fun Fair Food
Wonderful Artisans
Unique Craft Vendors
Fire Prevention Info
Smokey Bear!

Lively

Local

Entertainment

 
Crafty?  You can start working on your entry for our 2021 Pine Cone Craft Contest!

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The Festival is a dog-friendly event - as long as they are on a 6ft leash. And please come prepared to clean up after your dog as there is no "doggie" area. Note: for safety reasons, dogs are not allowed on the shuttle, but you can be dropped off in the loading zone at Rim Nordic on Hwy 18 before the driver parks at Snow Valley.
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 You won't​

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Family event!

find a better FREE

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   Do you have the

Largest Pine Cone??

Go Hiking and find the winning cone!!

 Fantastic prizes worth $650 for the longest sugar pine and heaviest Coulter could be yours - explore the forest and bring your cones to the Festival by NOON on the day of the Festival.  Break the record and win up to $850 in prizes!

​Annual Prizes  for the Longest Sugar and Biggest Coulter Pine Cone entered each year.
Special prizes for record breakers!
 
The  record for Sugar cone
is 23- 1/4" long
The record Coulter  cone
is 5 lbs. 2.8 oz

See our contest page for all the details.