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Pine Fest—A Pine Barrens Multicultural Celebration!

When: May 21, 2016, 10 AM to 4 PM

Where: Charge Pond Campground Pavilion
Myles Standish State Forest, Carver (view map)

PPine Fest 2015

Why: To make everyone love the Pine Barrens as much as we do. When you love the Pine Barrens, you'll want to save it too!

Pine Fest Flyer

Cost: FREE—but we could sure use your help to keep it that way.

Please donate to Pine Fest.


Pine Fest 2014 Video PACTV

Activities to highlight beauty of pine barrens By Robert Knox | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT MAY 15, 2014

Looking for adventure, right where you live? Looking for an outdoor activity that family and friends can do together, practically in your back yard? Come to Pine Fest in the beautiful Myles Standish State Forest.

A day of fun and playful learning that will open your eyes and heart to the Greater Pine Barrens of Southeastern Massachusetts.

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Lots to Do! View photos from Pine Fest 2014

For a full listing of the 2015 Pine Fest Offerings go here.

Archery Learn to shoot a bow and arrow with Reedy's Archery

Pony Ride Pine Fest 2015Take a ride on Gifta, a very gentle pony.

Wampanoag Fishing CampVisit a traditional Wampanoag Fishing Camp

Doc Webb's BluesListen to the music of Doc Webb's Blues 101

Cooking with Fire by Paula MarcouxLearn to cook on an outdoor fire with author Paula Marcoux

Charcoal Making at Pine FestMake charcoal, circa 1800s with Frank Mand

DCR Forester Paul Gregory Play nature games!

Kayak at Pine Fest 2015 Try kayaking with Coastal Kayak Educators

Circle Dance with Gwen PeterdiCircle Dance with Gwyn Peterdi—Children and adults connect with nature through ancient and modern dances from many cultures with beautiful music.

Big Ryan Pine Fest 2015 Big Ryan's Tall Tales

Flora 2Explore the South Shore Natural Science Center's Flora II, a Nature Center on Wheels.

Frederick Law Olmstead at Pine FestMeet Frederick Law Olmsted as portrayed by Gerry Wright.

Go orienteering with the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest

Friends of Myles Standish

Tasteful AdventuresTasteful Adventures will be offering authentic shrimp and meat Tacos and possibly Puerto Rican food and Cuban sandwiches!

Find Pine Fest: Pine Fest will be easy to find. Just enter Myles Standish State Forest and follow the Pitch Pine signs to Charge Pond. There'll be plenty of free parking.

Thank you to our Partners and Supporters: Pine Fest is sponsored by the Southeastern Pine Barrens Alliance and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and through the generosity of the Massachusetts Cultural Councils of the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Rochester, Middleborough, Lakeville, Plympton and Wareham. Thank you!


Environmental Learning is fun, exciting and healthy!

Educating ourselves, our neighbors and everyone who comes into the area about the globally rare ecology of southeastern Massachusetts is critical to preserving the character and wildlife of the Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens Ecoregion.

Pine Fest will give those who know and love the Pine Barrens a chance to share their passion with you in the beautiful Myles Standish State Forest.

All learning activities, entertainment and demonstrations at Pine Fest will engage both children and adults in explorations into:

  • Local Culture: How people past and present depend on, interact with and understand the land;
  • Local Ecology: What makes SE Mass so special;
  • Sustainable Recreation: Come outside and have some fun!
  • Healthy Living: protecting ecosystems while we take care of our human needs.

Camp at the Myles Standish State Forest for Pine Fest. Contact Reserve America for your camping reservations.

Volunteers needed! Please contact SEMPBA by phone (774) 773-9982,  or email info@pinebarrensalliance.org. Thank you!






Sponsors and Supporters

Carver Cultural CouncilPlympton Cultural Council

Duxbury Cultural CouncilDuxbury Cultural Council

Middleborough Cultural CouncilMiddleborough Cultural Council

Plymouth Cultural CouncilPlymouth Cultural Council

Wareham LCCWareham Cultural Council

MA Cultural Council Logo  Lakeville Cultural Council

MA Cultural Council Logo Rochester Cultural Council