The Fairlee Forest Festival was held on Saturday July 2nd, 2016. Thank you to all the organizations that participating and to the volunteers, and to the Town of Fairlee! It was a great event.

11 - 6, Saturday, July 2
Fairlee Town Common and Town Hall
What is a forest festival? It is a celebration of our magnificent forests and the many ways they enrich our lives. It is about trees and plants, birds and wildlife, the ways we use and enjoy our forests, and the ways we manage and protect them, including things we can do in our back yards.

Why? Because 2016 is the first year of the second hundred years of Vermont Town Forests. Because it’s worth doing.

What will be in it? Horses and hawks, big machines, booths with wood crafts and products, hands-on activities and demonstrations, foods and beverages, and much more! There will be exhibits of forest art and writing by area children, displays of environmental education projects by area classrooms, a forest-creature costume parade for little kids. There will be live mountain music as well. AND IT WILL NOT RAIN!

There will also be 3 hikes on Sunday July 3rd, the day following the festival. One is an early (7:30am) birding hike, the second is a hike to the top of Bald Top Mountain (10:30), and the third is a questing hike geared towards families to Eagle's Bluff (1:00 pm). Signups will be available at the festival.

To download a pdf of the poster, click on the image above.

Who is it for? It’s for residents and visitors, kids and adults, forest professionals and back yard birders, hunters and hikers, loggers and forest artists, forest managers and conservationists. In short, it’s for everybody!

How can you help? We need volunteers! We need people to help with many aspects, both ahead of time with planning and organizing, and on the day of the festival to help with the outdoor programs, set-up, clean-up, parking and much more. Please email us at info @

Contributions to the Forest Festival will be gratefully received and well-used! To donate, please make checks payable to Upper Valley Trails Alliance with “For the FFF Forest Fest” in the notes line and mail to “Fairlee Forest Fest,” c/o Fitzhugh, PO Box 68, Fairlee, VT 05045. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

For updates, please like our Friends of the Fairlee Forest facebook page.

Celebrating the next 100 years of Vermont Town Forests