Bark Peelers’ Festival

07/01/23 - 07/02/23

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
5660 US Route 6
Ulysses, Pennsylvania 16948
(814) 435-2652
Region: Pennsylvania Wilds
Hours of operation: 9am - 5pm
Admission fee: $10.00/ Adult, $5.00/ Youth (ages 4 to 11) $18.00 adult 2-day pass, $8.00 youth 2-day pass

As our BIGGEST event of the year, the festival treats thousands of visitors to lively special events, contests, and demonstrations that celebrate “woodhick” skills. Unique food and craft vendors provide guests with ample shopping and culinary opportunities. There is live music throughout the weekend, crafts and games at the kid’s corner, operating demonstrations of our steam-powered circular sawmill and birch still, blacksmithing, chainsaw carving, and camp cooking. Visitors are encouraged to compete in the greased pole, log rolling, crosscut saw, and birling competitions to earn the title “Grand Champion Barkpeeler” and the associated cash prizes. NEW THIS YEAR: Do you have a Pencil, Cop, or Handlebar mustache? Is your beard a Van Dyke, a Goatee, or full-on ZZ Tops? We have a competition for you. As part of the festivities, we’ll host our first ever Beard & Mustache Competition. Keep growing that facial hair and come out to be part of the fun!

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