Join us for our 9th annual Longleaf Festival: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Harris Lake County Park (2112 County Park Drive, New Hill)
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Longleaf Festival celebrates the longleaf pine ecosystem and more. Learn about the life of the longleaf pine, how it is managed with fire, its history and the wildlife and plants that depend on its natural habitat.
Visit with agencies and organizations who have come to share interactive exhibits and information about longleaf pines and other fun topics.
Get a ticket to ride the Longleaf Express to our 60-acre restored Longleaf Forest where you will see all three life stages of the longleaf pine.
See live birds of prey, 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!
There is something for everyone to enjoy!

The following agencies and organizations will be at this year's event. Keep checking back as more are confirmed!

Longleaf Express:
Ride the Longleaf Express wagon out to our 60-acre longleaf forest with NC Forest Service staff as your guide.
Experience the longleaf pines up close on this ride out and back with one stop for a brief walk among the pines.
We will be issuing tickets for the Longleaf Express!
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 40 minutes.
This FREE event does not require preregistration.
If you have questions, please call the park office at 919-387-4342.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor or volunteer at the 2018 Longleaf Festival, please contact Jackie Trickel at
All volunteers must fill out a Volunteer Waiver and Release Form.