The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Cradle Of Forestry Among Shutdown Victims - Brevard NC


Last updated 10/2/2013 at 1:02pm

One of the Cradle of Forestry’s most popular events, the Forest Festival Day scheduled for Saturday, has been cancelled because of the federal government shutdown.

Pisgah National Forest District Ranger Derek Ibarguen said not being able to host the annual Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet, a lumberjacking competition, was disappointing. That event will still go on as scheduled, but not in Transylvania County. Instead, the event was relocated to Haywood Community College’s campus.

The event typically draws a large crowd, as more than 80 traditional craftsmen, exhibitors, forestry stu...

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