Male Cones in Early Spring.jpgMark your calendar now for the 11th annual Longleaf Festival on Saturday, May 16, 2020!

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, over 1,000 visitors attended our 10th annual Longleaf Festival and celebrated the 20th anniversary of Harris Lake County Park! The creative, educational and interactive displays of 44 exhibitors who came from near and far to share their love of the Longleaf Pine were thoroughly engaging and fun for all! Wagon rides to our 60-acre longleaf forest guided by NC Forest Service staff, live animals, a climbing wall and kids inflatable, live entertainment, food trucks and more were a huge hit as well!

We extend a grateful thank you to:
  • The 44 wonderful exhibitors (see complete list below)
  • Food trucks (Big Mike's BBQ, Bruster's Real Ice Cream, Oink N Moo by two brothers) and the New Hill Community Center for providing snacks
  • The Kudzu Ramblers, Jmax Driver, Tracy S. Feldman and Earl Ijames from the NC Museum of History for the live entertainment
  • Festival volunteers (all 68 of them!) and Wake County Parks staff
  • Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Lowe's Foods for donating volunteer snacks

These agencies and organizations partnered with Harris Lake County Park to bring you the 2019 event:

Here are some photos of the 2019 event:

Longleaf Express wagon with people.jpgKids with bubbles.jpg

Smokey, Burner Bob, Walipog.jpgFire craft close up.jpgEvent with people, kids inflatable.jpgAmy J NC Forestry Association.jpg
Escape the Flames game with child.jpgClimbing wall.jpg 
NCHS NCPARC holding snake.jpgJeff Ulrick releasing hawk.jpg 
 Pat Cheadle.jpg
 Carvers Creek setting up.jpg


This FREE event does not require registration.

If you have questions, please call the park office at 919-387-4342.