FESTIVAL

PINE CONE

 

 

Join us this year!

10/07/2023

 9:30am to 4:00pm

 

RIM NORDIC / SNOW VALLEY, just 5 miles east of Running Springs,

10 miles west of Big Bear!

 

 

 

 

The Festival is held annually on the

FIRST SATURDAY

of October!

See you there!

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What a fabulous day we had in the forest!

If you weren't able to stop by, put us on your calendar for next year.
Saturday, October 7, 2023


 

Hi! My name is CHEEKERS. I hope to see you at next 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.


Come for a Nature Walk through the forest at our annual Pine Cone Festival this year!  Enjoy the pines, firs, cedars and stream beds as you stroll the forest floor.   There are three distance options for you to choose:       1 mile loop, 2 mile loop, and a 3 mile loop.  At the mid-point in each loop is a self-administered stamp for your trail guide, showing proof that you met your walking goal.  Bring the stamped trail guide back to our nature walk booth for a beautiful free Pine Cone Festival logo magnet, metal logo lapel pin, or the Smokey Bear Pin (depending on your distance choice).  This year a 3-mile loop has been added! You will get both pins and a special Smokey Bear gift! The trail guide features beautiful pictures and descriptions of natural environmental elements you will discover on your walk.  The walking trails are on forest service roads and established trails, easy to moderate walking, depending on distance choice.  This is a Festival activity favorite and we hope you will join us this year for the Nature Walk!  The Nature Walk info booth is just to the left of the main entertainment stage.  Hope to see you there!
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 You won't​

Family event!

find a better FREE

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.

 
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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.
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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!
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CAL FIRE defended its champion status and won the First Responders Pine Cone Brigade, for the second year in a row!  Which agency will take home the Pine Cone Championship next year?

 
Crafty?  You can start working on your entry for our 2023 Pine Cone Craft Contest!
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   Do you have the

Largest Pine Cone??

Go Hiking and find the winning cone!!
 Fantastic prizes worth 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 even more 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.