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May 15
​Longleaf Festival Features Exhibits, Express Wagon Ride

Celebrate the importance and history of one of North Carolina’s unique ecosystems at the ninth annual Longleaf Festival on Saturday, May 19. This free event runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.

“The Longleaf Festival is a great way for families to get out and enjoy a Saturday afternoon,” said Jackie Trickel, assistant park manager. “Learn how fire plays an important role in the survival of the longleaf pine, and climb aboard the Longleaf Express wagon to ride through our 60-acre forest with the N.C. Forest Service as your guide.”

Tickets for the wagon ride are available for free at the event, but they are limited.

More than 40 agencies and organizations will offer interactive, educational exhibits, including live animals, nature-themed activities and games, children’s crafts and a scavenger hunt. Enjoy munchies from food trucks and music from local bands. 

This event takes place rain or shine. Visit the Longleaf Festival web page for a complete list of participants and to find out how to get a ticket for the Longleaf Express. For more information, call Harris Lake County Park at 919-387-4342, or contact Jackie Trickel at jackie.trickel@wakegov.com or 919-387-4344.

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