Join us this year!


 9:30am to 4:00pm


RIM NORDIC, just 5 miles east of Running Springs,

10 miles west of Big Bear!






Join us Saturday, October 1st, 9:30 to 4pm

We've really missed everyone and are looking forward to seeing you this year!

Applications for vendors are available under the Vendor/Exhibitor tab
Check back for more details -
Cheekers is anxious to see you all again!

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


The Festival is held annually on the


of October!

See you there!

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).  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!


 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.

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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At our last Festival, 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?

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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.
Crafty?  You can start working on your entry for our 2022 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.