The Rural Community of Upper Miramichi, Central NB Woodmen’s Museum and the Conservation Council of New Brunswick are proud to present the Upper Miramichi Forest Festival on Sunday, August 21st from 11am-4pm at the Woodmen’s Museum and Upper Miramichi Community Park (6342 Route 8, Boiestown). The first ever forest festival will also mark the official opening of the Upper Miramichi Community Park.

The forest festival will feature:

Morning run with the Miramichi River Runners

Wild blueberry pancake brunch

Vendors displaying wild berry jams & jellies, fiddleheads, crafts, wreaths and soaps.

A “Taste of Metepenagiag Tour” with berry teas and a demonstration of sealing a birch bark canoe with spruce gum.

Learn how to make cedar shingles, inoculate logs for shitake mushrooms and make soap.

Laugh out loud at a play by the The Saplings Theatre Production.

Join a forest scavenger hunt designed for all ages and learn how to identify the variety of flora and food in our forest.

Enjoy a game of horseshoes or washers, face-painting, tours of the Museum grounds and forest games for kids.

Learn about Upper Miramichi’s community forest initiatives. Check out a showcase of maps of Upper Miramichi’s forest produced by Mojo Mapping, Fundy Model Forest, the Rural Municipality of Upper Miramichi & the Conservation Council. Videos and literature on community forestry initiatives will be on hand for you to check out.

Enjoy a great day with family and friends and discover the many wonders and opportunities that our forest provides.

For more information, visit Upper Miramichi Community Forest Partnership at http://www.uppermiramichic​ommunityforest.org/

Detailed schedule coming soon!