Bark Peelers’ Festival

Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3, 2022

9 AM to 5 PM, both days

$10.00/ Adults, $3.00/ Youth (ages 3 to 11), $18.00/ 2-day pass

The annual Bark Peeler’s Festival, Honoring Pennsylvania’s Lumbering Heritage, will be held on Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3. 2022, after being canceled due to complications related to COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021. 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, camp cooking, and door prizes. 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. 

Thank you for your continuing support of the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum!

A copy of the 2022 Bark Peelers’ Festival program booklet is available HERE. It contains a multitude of information about the event, the museum, and the history of the lumber industry and forests in Pennsylvania. The schedule of events for the weekend is presented below.

And, please note that while the festival will be over by then, the museum will be open to the public on Monday July 4th from 9 AM to 5 PM!

Are you new to the Bark Peelers’ Festival traditions? Check out this video from the 2012 Festival

The 2019 Grand Champion Woodhick Ben Barner and Robert F. Miller pose for a photograph at the conclusion of the Bark Peelers’ Festival contests on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

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