Chainsaw Carver

July 6-7 at the Bark Peelers’ Festival

There will be live chainsaw carving demonstrations. And there will be carvings for sale!

This year, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the creation of the character, the museum will be getting a new Smokey statue. Kevin Treat, a chainsaw carver from Wyoming County, PA, and long-time festival presenter, will be carving a new Smokey from a massive white pine log. The statue will be displayed in the place where the previous Smokey statue once was- on the nature trail between the lumber camp and sawmill. Many thanks to Kevin for his dedication to the festival, and for helping us to preserve and interpret the history of this iconic American character! You can find out more about Kevin and his work at