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10th annual
Longleaf Festival
Saturday, May 18, 2019
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
(and the 20th Anniversary of
Harris Lake County Park!)
Harris Lake County Park (2112 County Park Drive, New Hill)
Longleaf pine branch in spring - photo by Joanne.jpg

Join us for our 10th annual Longleaf Festival to celebrate the longleaf pine ecosystem!
Learn about the life of the longleaf pine, how it is managed with fire, its history and the wildlife and plants which depend on this unique natural habitat.
There is something for everyone to enjoy!
Get your ticket to ride the Longleaf Express to our 60-acre restored Longleaf Forest guided by NC Forest Service staff. Here you will experience the magic of the Longleaf Pine!
(See the section below to get your free wagon ride ticket.)
Sit back, relax and delight in the musical stylings of the Kudzu Ramblers!
Enjoy a cool treat from Bruster's Real Ice Cream! (More food trucks to come!)
See live reptiles and amphibians up close (touch a snake)!
Enjoy the many games and crafts on hand for kids (and adults)!
Plan to park in our parking field. Ride the parking shuttle to the event area, or walk through the woods while searching for items on a scavenger hunt!
Visit with over 40 agencies and organizations who will come to share interactive exhibits and information about longleaf pines
and other fun topics:
(Keep checking back as more are confirmed!)



Getting tickets to ride the Longleaf Express:

Ride the Longleaf Express wagon out to our 60-acre longleaf forest with NC Forest Service staff as your guide.
Rides will depart at 10 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:20 a.m., noon, 12:40 p.m. and 1:20 p.m.
Tickets and seats are free but limited, and tickets are first come, first served!
Get your tickets at the Information Tent near the restrooms.
The ride will last about 30 minutes.
If you are interested in being an exhibitor or volunteer at the 2019 Longleaf Festival, please contact Jackie Trickel at
All volunteers must fill out a Volunteer Waiver and Release Form.

This FREE event does not require registration.
If you have questions, please call the park office at 919-387-4342.



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