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Pine Fest—A Pine Barrens Multicultural Celebration!

When: May 20, 2017, 10 AM to 4 PM

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

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

What's Happening Now? Planning!

Lots to Do!

The Complete List of Pine Fest 2016 Activities

The Complete List of Vendors

View the video from Pine Fest 2015 to see what to expect!

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

Pine Fest 2014 Video PACTV

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 environmental learning that will open your eyes and heart to the Greater Pine Barrens of Southeastern Massachusetts.

Mass Archaeology Museum

Massachusetts Archaeological Society
"Tool Time" use pre-contact Native American artifacts—Try out the bow drill! What's Your Artifact? Illustrate one object from your life that would describe the most about you to archaeologists 500 years in the future.

Wampanoag Fishing CampVisit a traditional Wampanoag Fishing Camp

Try kayakingKayak at Pine Fest 2015


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:

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Mass Fish & Wildlife Logo

Pine Fest is sponsored by the Southeastern Pine Barrens Alliance and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and by the Town of Plymouth Promotions Fund.

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Pine Fest is supported through the generosity of the Massachusetts Cultural Councils of the towns of Carver, Bridgewater, Kingston, Plympton, Plymouth, Duxbury, Rochester, Middleborough, Rochester, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council Festivals Fund.

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!

Pine Fest Sponsors

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Mass Cultural Council Festivals ProgramMassachusetts Cultural Council Festivals Grant

Middleborough Cultural CouncilCarver

Carver Cultural CouncilPlympton

Duxbury Cultural CouncilDuxbury

Middleborough Cultural CouncilMiddleborough

Plymouth Cultural CouncilPlymouth

Wareham LCCRochester

MA Cultural Council Logo  Kingston

MA Cultural Council Logo Bridgewater

Carver Cultural CouncilMarion