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Upcoming Public Events:

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6th Annual Longleaf Festival

FREE family event!

Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

 Celebrate the history and importance of the longleaf pine and its ecosystem!

 
Take a wagon ride to our 60-acre Longleaf Pine Management Area. Many agencies and organizations (listed below) will have educational hands-on exhibits. Enjoy FREE fun festival activities, games, crafts, live animals and more. Check out the bulldozer, fire engine and prescribed burn equipment to learn about the importance of fire in the life of the longleaf pine.
 
Grab lunch at the Chick Wagon food truck and enjoy live entertainment provided by the Kudzu Ramblers and Me and This Guy Named Clark!
 
There will be something for everyone to enjoy!
Our exhibitors include the following:
 
NC Forest Service
Duke Energy Progress
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
NC Museum of History
NC State Parks
     Carvers Creek State Park
     Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
NC Prescribed Fire Council
NC Longleaf Coalition
US Fish and Wildlife Service
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
NCSU CVM Turtle Rescue Team
NCPARC (NC Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation)
Schoolhouse of Wonder
Wake County Waste Management
Apex Fire Department
NC Geocachers Organization
Stitch n'Pine Baskets
Bass Lake Park - Holly Springs
Dragonfly Nature Programs
NC Invasive Plant Council
Central NC Artifacts Collectors
Wake Audubon Society
Wake County Extension Master Gardeners
 
Ride the Longleaf Express wagon out to the edge of our 60-acre longleaf forest for a guided hike! Join foresters from the NC Forest Service on a wagon ride and brief 10-15 minute hike to explore and learn about the life of the longleaf pine. 
 
New for 2015 - We will be issuing tickets for wagon rides!
Tickets and seats are free, but limited and tickets are first-come, first serve!
Get your tickets at the information tent near the restrooms. 
 
Rides will depart at 11:15, 11:50, 12:25, 1:00, 1:35, 2:10, and 2:45.
 
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If you would like to volunteer at this event, please contact Jackie Trickel at jackie.trickel@wakegov.com.
 
This FREE event does not require preregistration. If you have questions, please call the park office at 919-387-4342.
  

 

 

Haunting at Harris

FREE family event!
Saturday, October 17, 1 p.m.–6 p.m.
 
Stay tuned for more information about our 13th annual Haunting at Harris!
 


Upcoming Race/Tournament Announcements:

 

LoziLu Mud Run Event

Saturday, April 25
Park will be closed to the public until 3 p.m. to host this event. Thank you for your cooperation.

Raven Rock Ramble

Sunday, May 3
Please be aware that there will be event traffic due to this road bike ride on this day.
 

Meltdown Mountain Bike Race

Saturday, May 9
Mountain bike trails will be closed to the public to host this race. Thank you for your cooperation.
 

Swim Clinic

Sunday, July 12 
8–11 a.m.

Triangle Triathlon Event

Saturday, July 18
Park will be closed to the public until 3 p.m. to host this event. Thank you for your cooperation.

 
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