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Pine Fest—A Pine Barrens Multicultural Celebration!

Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Charge Pond in the
Myles Standish State Forest

Pine Fest Flyer


Pine Fest Participants

  Mass Fish & Wildlife Cooter Headstart

Mass Fish & Wildlife at Pine Fest 2017Mass Fisheries & Wildlife Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program— Jonathan Regosin will bring live cooters from the Northern Red-bellied Cooter Head-start program.

  Big Ryan at Pine Fest

Big Ryan's Tall Tales with Puppets—Big Ryan always has the largest audiences at Pine Fest. Be sure to be at Pine Fest for his 11:00 am performance! Come early! Follow Big Ryan on Facebook.


New England Reptile and Raptor —Live owls, hawks, falcons and vultures await you up-close and personal. Birds of Prey 12:45pm. Don't miss it!

  Hear this 1952 phone ring!1952 Phone

The ringing phone is just for fun.

PLYMOUTH COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE (CPC)—Chairman Bill Keohan of the Plymouth CPC will show off the finds they made (some of them dating back to the 18th Century) during the recent renovation of the Town of Plymouth Courthouse and talk about the 1,800 acres of land protected with Community Preservation Act funds in Plymouth.

  Wampanoag Fishing Camp at Pine Fest

Visit a Wampanoag Fishing Camp—constructed by the Tribe of Aquinnah and friends on the shore of Charge Pond, where their ancestors have camped for centuries. Experience traditional activities: weaving, quill-work, cooking (a blue fish, sassafras tea, wild rice and fiddle-head) music, carving and games. 

  Manomet Logo

ManometApplying Science and Engaging People to Sustain our World. Come by for a Pine Barrens coloring book and pine barrens bingo!

  Atlantic White Cedar

Tidmarsh Farms and the Living Observatory—T"It's NEAT" (Native Evergreens Around Town). Transplant seedling Atlantic White Cedar to larger pots for taking home. Learn all about Pitch Pine, Eastern White Pine, Eastern Red Cedar and Atlantic White Cedar.

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Buckley Family Archery - Free archery instruction and target practice brought to you by Buckley Family Archery, Fall River.

  Beachhouse Baking

Beachhouse Baking Company - Look for: bagged baking mixes; oatmeal bars in 4 flavors; gluten-free chocolate truffle cookies; coffee, tea and hot cocoa; gift item: eco-friendly shopping bags with mixing bowl and three baking mixes.

  Charcoal Making at Pine Fest

Charcoal-Making the Old Fashioned Way with Frank Mand    "Living a lonely life in the forest, almost like wild beasts. And when the hardwood became scarce the charcoal maker's life and habits fell into deplorable decline. Not only shunned, they were often feared." Pine Fest colliers produced charcoal, Taunton Gazette, 2014.


Live Cecropia for adoption!

If they haven't emerged, you can take home a cocoon, if you qualify for adoption! At the SEMPBA table! sempba.org

  Walking Stick at Pine Fest 2017

Bob Dawson Custom Walking Sticks - for sale.


Black Feather Horse Rescue—Darlene Nickerson, Black Feather Farm Horse Rescue's founder, will be bringing two gregarious pot-bellied pigs and a pair of miniature horses joining a menagerie of wild things that you will find at this year's Pine Fest.

  Scoutcraft at Pine Fest 2017

Badger Wilderness Guides and Boy Scouts Scoutcraft— - learn the skills required by people seeking to venture into wild country- camping, cooking, first aid, wilderness survival and orienteering. Demonstrations in the arts of primitive firecraft, knot and tool making and leave-no-trace shelter construction conducted by local scouts.

  Friends of Waquoit Bay Gareth Rasberry, Wikipedia.

WAquoit Bay National Estuarine Research ReserveWaquoit Bay National Estuarine Research ReserveAll about Ospreys. Nest building activity and you can make a Food Chain Necklace to take home.

  Pine Barrens Body Painting with Denise Stowell

Pine Barrens Body Painting with Kay Kopper and Denise Stowell—Denise and Kay's unique designs are beautiful but also instructive. You'll look fantastic as you learn about the rare plants and animals of the Myles Standish State Forest Pine Barrens

  Great Cape Baking

Great Cape Baking

Bakery specializing in apple cider donuts made on site and served warm, gourmet/infused breads and tea cakes. Seasonal flavors and specials based on available local produce and fruits.

  DCR Paul Gregory

Mass DCR at Pine Fest 2017 DCR Forester Paul Gregory's nature game will answer your questions and help you to identify the plants of the Myles Standish State Forest.

  Plymouth Conservation Wardens

Plymouth Department of Marine and Environmental Affairs—Plymouth's Natural Resource Wardens will show off the ATVs used to patrol Town conservation lands.

  Coastal Kayak Educators

Nemasket Kayak CenterNemasket Kayak Center"We Offer the Best" in guided tours, rentals, and instruction. Give us a call and we will do the rest." FACEBOOK. Free Kayaking Instruction and paddling.

  South Shore Natural Science Center

Flora II South Shore Natural Science CenterSouth Shore Natural Science Center (SSNSC) Flora II– a mobile science classroom AND Live Pine Barrens animals. "Animals of the Pine Barrens" — two shows during the day at 12 and 2 pm.

  J. Roach Evans at Pine Fest 2017

Seashells, Treasures from the Northeast Coast -Joanne Evans, author and illustrator of "Seashells, Treasures from the Northeast Coast," will be signing her book and sharing her seashell collection. She also offers nature inspired, cards, prints, and crafts.

  Genghis Swan at Pine Fest 2016

Pilgrim Hall Logo

Pilgrim Hall Museum - Meet Story of Genghis Swan author, Deanna Penkus Nealey.

  Tim Simmons - Ask a Scientist at Pine Fest 2017

Ask A Scientist at Pine Fest

Ask A Scientist— Ecologist Tim Simmons  will be on hand to answer questions about Pine Barrens.

  Jim Nelson MSSF History

Jim Nelson's History of the Myles Standish State Forest—Jim Nelson, a life-long resident of Myles Standish State Forest (yes, he has a cottage in the forest) is a collector of historic relics and shares interesting stories about life in the Forest.

  Friends of Myles Standish State Forest Centennial

Friends of Myles Standish State Forest—Go orienteering with the Friends!

  DCR Nature Discovery

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Interpreters — Visit the DCR table and meet Interpreter Dan Byrnes, who will show you animal skins and bones and tell you about all of the great events happening all summer long at the Myles Standish State Forest.

  Plymouth 400

plymouth 400 logoPlymouth 400 - Bass Tournament and activities around the upcoming 2020 Celebration.


Herring Ponds Watershed Association—Decorate a colorful herring, find out how you can take part in the next herring count for the Town of Plymouth. Free Run Herring Run : Superhero story of the mighty River Herring.

Herring Pond Watershed Association

  Hairy Woodpecker Photo

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Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries Bird activities and more.

Photo by Geoff Clarke - Wikipedia

  Badger Wilderness Guides photo

Badger Wilderness Guides — BWG Programs are outdoor and experiential education workshops and expeditions designed to help individuals, groups and organizations achieve education, wellness and training objectives.

  beach ambassadors

Beach Ambassadors—Do you love the beach – its wildlife, scenery, plants, shells and saltwater? Do you want to share your love and knowledge with others? If so, Beach Ambassadors may be the volunteer opportunity for you! Sharing their love at Pine Fest!

  JJAS Design

JJAS Designs

Polymer, clay and resin pendants and bracelets, fishing lure jewelry.

  EPO at Pine Fest

Mass Environmental Police

Check out the vehicles the EPO use to check on our public lands.

  Wildlands Trust Logo

Wildlands Trust

Arts & crafts to make egg-carton caterpillars and Popsicle-stick & cardboard butterflies/moths.  Kids love it!

  Litter Lady at Pine Fest 2017

The Litter Lady

Nancy Carroll will inspire you to pick up trash and fight the urge to litter wherever you go! Nancy makes trash pick-up fun.

  William Gil

Blisscapes Landscape Design and Nursery

—Wishes to inspire that your outdoor living space can be more inviting and captivating with landscape designs that are environmentally sound.

  Grumpy painted turtle photo

Hauthaway Nature Center (SEMPBA) Welcome table, Lost and Found, books for sale. Stop by and say hello.

  Animal Face Painting at Pine Fest 2017

Animal Face Painter Daisy Mae Byrnes - Discover your own wild nature.

  Handmade soaps for sale

Debbie Joyce and Wendy Rippon

Create natural handmade soaps, beautiful driftwood wall hangings, wreaths, baby quilts and stuffed animals,

  Tasteful Adventures at Pine Fest

Tasteful Adventures - Offering authentic tacos; beef, turkey, and veggie burgers; hot dogs, sausages and peppers, falafel and Teziki.

  Independent Fermentations

Independent Fermentations - Making a special non-alcoholic beverage for Pine Fest made of honey, locally gathered spruce tips and a secret ingredient or two.

  Grumpy's bird

Wildlife Rehabilitator JoAnne Byrnes - Find out what it takes to become a Wildlife Rehabilator. Read a recent article by JoAnne here.


Photo courtesy of Bob "Grumpy" Conway

  Perrys Ice Cream at Pine Fest

Perry's Last Stand Ice Cream —Enjoy ice cream and cold beverages at Pine Fest and all summer long in the Myles Standish Forest with Perry's!

  Plymouth Woodchucks at Pine Fest 2017

Plymouth Woodchucks - Makers of toys for children and good causes.

  Geri Williams at Pine Fest 2017

Artist Geri Williams  - Offering hand wired jewelry made with semiprecious stones, glass and porcelain beads, beach glass and shells, hand built and wheel thrown stoneware vases, bowls, plates and mugs, and native plants

  South Shore Living

edible SOUTH SHORE & SOUTH COAST —a seasonal magazine that celebrates the abundance of local foods in Southeastern Massachusetts. At edible SOUTH SHORE & SOUTH COAST we believe that our food choices do make a difference – to our health, to the health of our planet, and to our enjoyment of life.

  Pine Barrens Partnership 'Where Do You Love"

The Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens Partnership—Where Do You Love? Come and place a heart pin on the spot you love the most within the Pine Barrens Eco-region. You'll receive a commemorative gift for participating in an eco-region conservation vision map planning process.

  Carlos Massage

Horizon Therapeutic Body Works—Licensed massage therapist offering a variety of therapeutic techniques including, Kriya, a free flowing massage style, Swedish, deep tissue massage, and stretching, allowing clients to reach a deeply relaxed state of being. Donations accepted (A portion of the donations benefit Pine Fest!).

  Direct Energy Solar at Pine Fest 2017

Direct Energy Solar - Solar science projects, some assembly required. Solar oven S'mores if the sun's out.  Educational material for kids and adults.



Pine Fest Sponsors

Mass Fish & Wildlife at Pine Fest 2017

Town of Plymouth Massachusetts Promotions FundTown of Plymouth Promotions Fund

Mass Cultural Council Festivals ProgramMassachusetts Cultural Council Festivals Program

Middleborough Cultural CouncilCarver

Carver Cultural CouncilPlympton

Duxbury Cultural CouncilDuxbury

Middleborough Cultural CouncilMiddleborough

Plymouth Cultural CouncilPlymouth

Wareham LCCRochester

MA Cultural Council Logo Wareham

Middleborough Cultural CouncilLakeville

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Carver Cultural CouncilMarion

Duxbury Cultural Council Sandwich