There is a fun and unusual community event coming up Saturday. It is the 25th annual Forestry Conclave and Lumberjack Festival at the Pensacola State College Milton campus.
The free event is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offers fun for the whole family – adult forestry skills competitions all day; events for children (12 and under) 8 to 11 a.m.; and events for juniors (13-15) 11 a.m. to noon. The Milton campus is located at 5988 Highway 90.
The day features food, bluegrass music, children’s activities, nature and wildlife exhibits, and forestry competitions – including knife and axe throwing, log rolling, bow sawing, cross-cut sawing and pulpwood tossing.
Competitors must be 16 or older to compete in the adult division and 13 to 15 to compete in the junior division. There is a $3 participation fee for the first event and $1 per person fee for each additional event. Children, senior citizens and high school students compete for free.
Learn about environmental degree programs offered by Pensacola State and the University of Florida at the Milton campus.
While the supply lasts, festival goers also get to select free tree seedlings from a variety of species and receive information from experts on planting and proper care.
For more information, call 484-4463 or visit lumberjack.pensacolastate.edu.