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.

“Winter in the Woods” Tasting at Gateway Lodge  |  December 9th & 16th,2017
Celebrate the holiday season with a five-course tasting at Gateway Lodge. Live music accompanies dinner. Wine pairings from our award-winning list will be offered to complement your experience. Seatings at 5:30pm and 8pm. Tickets are available for $50 per person or $99 per couple. Wine pairings are an additional $25 per person and to be paid for at time of dinner. Call ahead to reserve at (814) 744-8017.

Winter in the Woods Carriage Rides  |  December 9th & 16th, 2017
Let yourself be carried away this winter at the Gateway Lodge. Take a ride on a beautiful horse-drawn carriage in the heart of Cook Forest on each Saturday of the Winter in the Woods Weekends. As you go dashing through the snow along River Road, snuggle close to that someone special and take in the breathtaking scenery. Space is very limited and is open to lodging or dinner guests only, so reserve your spot today. $60 per couple. Contact us for available times.

New Year’s Eve Holiday Tasting  |  December 31st, 2017
Ring in the New Year with a special New Year’s Eve Holiday Tasting Dinner at Gateway Lodge. Indulge in five courses of fine foods with optional wine pairings. Cost is $150 per couple. Wine pairings are an additional $25 per person and to be paid for at time of dinner. Taking outside public reservations beginning December 1st, 2016. Seatings at 5:30pm and 8pm. Call ahead to reserve at (814) 744-8017.

Valentine Dinner Tasting & Music  |  February 3rd & 10th, 2017  |  5:30 & 8pm
Enjoy a five-course tasting for two themed to the Valentine season at Gateway Lodge Restaurant. Live musical entertainment accompanies this romantic dinner. 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.

 

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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.