Live Folk Music & Campfire Nights  |  Fridays in August  |  August 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th, 2017
Enjoy some toe tapp’n music during dinner at Gateway Lodge from 7pm – 8pm and then around the crackling campfire from 8:30pm – 10pm. Open to lodging and dinner guests. Adults only please. See Schedule

Craft Beer Tasting Dinner with Music, Labor Day Weekend  |  September 2nd,  5:30pm or 8pm
Kick back and enjoy those lazy, hazy days summer with a beer tasting dinner at Gateway Lodge. Enjoy five courses of fine cuisine with craft beer pairings from Straub Brewery. Cost is $99 total per couple. Beer pairings are an additional $20 per person and to be paid for at time of dinner. Live musical entertainment provided. Seatings at 5:30pm and 8pm. Call ahead to reserve at (814) 744-8017.

Cook Forest Photowalk  |  October 8th, 2017
Join local nature photographer Kevin Kaltenbaugh for a walk through the woods. You’ll learn how to capture that perfect shot through the eye of the lens. Instruction, hike and breakfast provided. Cost is $25 per person. Please bring own camera and appropriate gear. Call ahead to reserve at (814) 744-8017.

Harvest Dinner Menu  |  October 8th, 2017
Menu includes Mixed Greens Salad with Dried Cranberries, 
Blue Cheese, and Toasted Nuts with Maple 
Balsamic Dressing, Apple Hickory Smoked Chicken 
with Red Skin Mashed Potatoes 
and Roasted Brussels, and Homemade Pecan Pie. Call ahead to reserve at (814) 744-8017.

October Wine & Dine Five Course Tasting  |  October 28th, 2017  |  5:30pm or 8pm
Soak in the harvest season with an autumn five-course tasting for two at Gateway Lodge. You’ll be introduced to fabulous award-winning wines during the event while indulging in delicious fine cuisine. Live entertainment provided. Cost is $99 per couple. Wine pairings are an additional $25 per person and to be paid for at time of dinner. Seatings at 5:30pm and 8pm. Call ahead to reserve at (814) 744-8017.

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet  |  November 23rd, 2017  |  12pm – 6pm
Take a break from the kitchen and let us do the cooking. Menu features Turkey with Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Vegetable Lasagna, Chili Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Winter Vegetables, Green Beans, Cranberry Walnut Tossed Salad, Pecan Pumpkin Pie with Homemade Cinnamon Whipped Cream, and Sweet Honey Cornbread. $30 per person for dinner without package. Reserve your dinner at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm or 6pm. $30 per person, $15 for kids under 10. Call ahead to reserve at (814) 744-8017.

 

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Cook Forest Chainsaw Carver’s Round Up
Hosted by the Sawmill Center for the Arts, come see skilled carvers create one of a kind pieces of art, and get a piece to take home during the auction.

Cook Forest French and Indian War Encampment  |  2nd weekend in June
Join us for a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War. Highlights of this full two-day encampment include woodland natives, cannon and musket firing, cooking, primitive skills, 18th century surgical techniques, clothing, demonstrations, flintknapping, blacksmithing, pottery, woodworking, sheep shearing, sutler camp, live tactical engagements, renown living historians and French & Indian War Era artists. Contact the park office for exact times. Please contact Cook Forest State Park at 814-744-8407 for details.

Western PA Laurel Festival  |  3rd week in June
Concerts, craft and sidewalk sales, food, parade, games, car show and fireworks. For more information please contact Joyce Toven at (814) 849-4751

Sawmill Theater  |  Throughout the Spring and Summer
An artistic gem in Cook Forest. Performances throughout the season. Visit sawmill.org see a theater schedule. Tickets: Adult $12 / Child $10  For more information or tickets, please contact the Sawmill Center for the Arts at (814) 927-6655

Sawmill Art Workshops  |  Throughout the Year
Visit sawmill.org to see a class schedule. Contact the Sawmill Center for the Arts at (814) 927-6655 for details.

Quiet Creek Herb Farm Workshops  |  Throughout the Spring
If you enjoy natural living, you will love what Quiet Creek has to offer! Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living is a non-profit dedicated to increase understanding of conservation and sustainable living. quietcreekherbfarm.com

Lavender Farm Tours  |  By appointment
Morning/Afternoon tours by appointment, 814 227-7480.