Bark Peelers’ Festival

Two men standing on opposite sides of a log floating in the water competing to see who can roll their opponent off

Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7, 2024

9 AM to 5 PM, both days

$12.00/ Adult, $5.00/ Youth (ages 4 to 11)

$20.00 adult 2-day pass, $8.00 youth 2-day pass

Many thanks to our Sponsors!

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, and camp cooking.

2024 Schedule & Activities


Our two-day festival hosts a number of competitions that the public can be a part of. Visitors are encouraged to compete in the greased pole, log rolling, crosscut saw, and birling competitions to earn the title “Grand Champion Bark Peeler” and the associated cash prizes. 

Can your homemade apple pie take a slice out of the competition to become the best in Potter County? Enter our annual Apple Pie Contest to find out!

An apple pie

RETURNING THIS YEAR: Do you have a Pencil, Cop, or Handlebar mustache? Is your beard a Van Dyke, a Goatee, or full-on ZZ Tops? We have a competition for you. As part of the festivities, we’ll host our second annual Beard & Mustache Competition. Keep growing that facial hair and come out to be part of the fun!

Beard & Mustache Competition Information

Bearded man in plaid shirt holding an axe

Kids can get in on the fun too with frog jumping and seed spitting contest!

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

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

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum | 5660 US Route 6, Ulysses PA 16948 | 814-435-2652 |