Bark Peelers’ Festival

Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2, 2023

9 AM to 5 PM, both days

$10.00/ Adult, $5.00/ Youth (ages 4 to 11)

$18.00 adult 2-day pass, $8.00 youth 2-day pass

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. 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. 

The 2023 Bark Peelers’ Festival Program is available HERE.

NEW 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 first ever Beard & Mustache Competition. Keep growing that facial hair and come out to be part of the fun!

Beard & Mustache Competition Information

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 |