13th Annual


Join us this year!


 9:30am to 4:00pm


RIM NORDIC, just 5 miles east of Running Springs,

10 miles west of Big Bear!





The Festival is held annually on the


of October!

See you there!

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


 You won't​

find a better FREE

Family event!

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 2018, Running Springs Fire Department won their THIRD (!) Golden Pine Cone for the Firefighters Pine Cone Brigade contest - beating USFS, CAL FIRE and SB County Fire in the Pine  Cone Olympics! Shown below with Amanda Sola from Rim Cheer presenting the plaque. 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!




Crafty?  You can start working on your craft for our 2019 Pine Cone Craft Contest!

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.
Last year 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!

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

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.

Please come and meet

San Bernardino

County Second

District Supervisor

Janice Rutherford - being honored as this year's VIP - for her support of the mountain communities for the past many years.  Come say hello to Janice at the center stage at 11:30am.

   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 October 5th.  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.

The Pine Cone Festival is a non profit run by volunteers.  We would love to hear from you.​

Click here to email us for more info

​© 2013 Pine Cone Festival  All Rights Reserved

P.O. Box 2582 , Running Springs, CA 92382