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Upcoming Public Events:

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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.
Live entertainment provided by the Kudzu Ramblers and A Touch of Dixie, aka Bloomsbury Boys!
Food vendors will also be on site. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!
Our vendors include the following:
NC Forest Service
Duke Energy Progress
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
NC Museum of History
NC State Parks
NC Prescribed Fire Council
NC Longleaf Coalition
US Fish and Wildlife Service
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
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

If you are interested in having an educational exhibit at this event or would like to volunteer, please contact Jackie Trickel at

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:

CADL Disc Golf Tournament

Sunday, April 12
Course will be closed to the public to host this tournament. Thank you for your cooperation.

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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