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Pine Fest—A Pine Barrens Multicultural Celebration!

Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance (SEMPBA) Welcome Station. SEMPBA gifts, Cooter t-shirts.

Badger Wilderness First-Aid and Lost & Found Station.

PERFORMERS

Doc Webb's Blues 101 3:00-4:00 pm

Big Ryan's Tall Tales with Puppets 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Full Circle Youth Chorus   10:00 am.  Founded in September 2010, offering children in elementary and middle school a new opportunity to make music together.

Gwyn Peterdi Circle Dance: 11:00-11:30 am; 12:30-1:00 pm

Wampanoag Aquinnah Tribe, The Kingfisher Dancers  1:00 pm Performance of traditional Eastern Woodlands songs accompanied by the water drum, and social dances.

Frederick Law Olmsted as portrayed by Gerry Wright: Day-long

VENDORS

Beachouse Baking with Laura Bailey    PMS Bars, Bagged Baking Mixes, Chocolate Yummies, Hot Cocoa Mix.  All products are nut free, cookies are egg free.

Bramhall's Country Store  Serving lobster rolls, a summer staple!

Carlos Fragata Chair Massage  Licensed.  All proceeds to benefit Pine Fest. Relax before you have fun!

Debbie's Soap  Crystal Cottage   Handmade glycerin and goat's milk soap. Crystal gemstones, necklaces, driftwood wall hangings and floral arrangements.

Driftwood Designs  Beautiful creations using materials from the Plymouth seashore.

Edible South Shore South Coast  A quarterly magazine that celebrates the abundance of local foods in Southeastern Massachusetts. At edible SOUTH SHORE & SOUTH COAST we believe that our food choices do make a difference – to our health, to the health of our planet, and to our enjoyment of life.

FWC Consulting   Wildlife gardening services. FWC works to connect people to the natural world by assisting homeowners in creating wildlife gardens on properties of all sizes. Stop by for a free bird-nest bag! Food Water Cover Blog

Gail Marie Nauen  Art inspired by our Pine Barrens. "Whether it be in the "open spaces" these cranberry bogs provide or through the emotional reaction these experiences evoke, I feel very fortunate to find a lifetime of artistic pursuits right in my own back yard."

Great Cape Baking Company  Fresh hot cider donuts and bread plus some other yummy food items.

Perry's Last Stand Ice Cream and Food Truck  Serving your favorite ice cream novelties, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, water and soda.

Plymouth Driftwood Designs   Teri Snyder's home and garden decor made from driftwood and shells. 

Tasteful Adventures  Think globally - source locally - all natural home style cooking. Sample authentic shrimp and meat Tacos, Cuban sandwiches and possibly a few surprises.

PARTICIPANTS & DAYLONG ACTIVITIES

Ask A Scientist   Harvard Physicist Eric J. Heller  and Robert Vincent, Ph.D., Advisory Leader and Coastal Ecologist, MIT Sea Grant College Program. Ask these two eminent professors questions about weather, climate change, rogue waves, solar eclipses and how the earth, moon and planets move. Or anything else you like!

Badger Wilderness Guides   Family friendly workshop integrating knot tying and tool making. Create unique gifts and tools for orienteering. Parents learn skills for enjoying nature with their children: tracking, cooking tips, backcountry safety, land navigation.

Beach Fun with the Beach Ambassadors  We will bring a little of the beach to the forest to illustrate a special part of the Greater Pine Barrens ecosystem. You can explore the sand box for hidden shells and take a look in Nature's treasure chest.

BelleRoots—Finding Shapes in Nature and Story Reading  Jeanne O'Brien's books, My Great Grandfathers Footlocker and Finding Shapes in Nature and Sea Glass jewelry and nature art for sale (SEMPBA table).

Boston Architectural College Gateway Program  Gateway students will explain their concepts for a "Pine Barrens Discovery Center" and seek input on the feasibility study commissioned by the DCR.

Brooke Monroe and Lenore White  Ticks, ticks and more ticks!

Cape Cod Bay Watch & Jones River Watershed Association  Create a mini once-through nuclear power plant cooling system, to better understand the concepts of impingement and entrainment of nuclear power plants on marine life.

Coastal Kayak Educators  Kayak training and rides with kayaking experts.

Face Painting with Laurie Graham, SEMPBA

Friends of Myles Standish State Forest Early Morning Bird Walk with birding expert Glenn d'Entremont Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the first parking area on Cutter Field Road.  We will end close to 10:00 am and head over to Pine Fest.

Friends of Myles Standish State Forest History  Explore the rich history of the Myles Standish State Forest with life-long forest resident Jim Nelson (Yes. Jim lives in the MSSF!).
Girl Scouts of Plymouth  Make fire starters with girls who know how to live in the out of doors!

Friends of Myles Standish State Forest Trails Follow a map, read trail blazes, use a compass, pick up map of the new Friends Trail at MSSF. Trails planner Malcolm MacGregor will show you plans for the Plymouth & Regional Trail system.

Girl Scouts of Plymouth  Make fire starters with girls who know how to live in the out of doors!

Herring Ponds Watershed Association  Decorate take-home River Herring cut-outs. Hear about the life of Blue Herring and Alewives, guide them through a fish ladder and watershed maze. Receive a take-home herring life history storybook.

Macaroni Kid Plymouth  Outdoor crafts for kids! Macaroni Kid is a digital media publication utilizing a weekly newsletter, website, and social media outlets to help families stay informed about local kid and family-friendly events and businesses.

Mass Audubon North River Sanctuary  Avian Olympics  stations set-up for measuring wingspan, sense of smell, sprint competition, eating like a bird, and bird strength. Participants will experience the physical attributes of birds that help them fly, find food, and migrate long distances.

Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Inc. Learn how to use Native American tools and take home free Native American handouts. Hands-on, family-friendly activity that demonstrates the archaeological history of southeastern Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Explore the Pine Barrens with DCR Management Forester Paul Gregory  Discover what the DCR foresters know about the Myles Standish State Forest past and present.

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Myles Standish State Forest Interpreter Dan Byrnes will present Animals of Myles Standish State Forest. Feel and touch the pelts and skulls of a variety of local wildlife and share your wildlife experiences with Dan. 

Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game Division of Fisheries & Wildlife Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program  Cooters! Cooters! Cooters! Tim Simmons and Friends from NHESP will be bringing cooters from the Northern Red-bellied Cooter Head Start program.

Massachusetts Environmental Police Officer Jack Chapin, M46 Check out the ATV

National Marine Life Center  Marine animal rehabilitation activity. Children may "admit" a (model) sick animal into the wildlife hospital, involving measuring, observing and drawing conclusions about treatment. Free marine animal tattoos and touch-and-learn marine animal specimens.

Pilgrim Hall Museum  Use a quill to make a pen. Write like a Pilgrim!

Pitch Pine Toss & Learn About the Pine Barrens, SEMPBA game for all ages. Tatoo prizes for adults and children.

Plymouth 400, Inc. Find out how Plymouth plans to celebrate the the Quadracentennial of the landing of the Mayflower.

Plymouth CRAFT  Hands-on demos of earth-cooking, spoon-carving, card-weaving, spinning, riving or hewing, and forging.

Pony Rides Barb Shaer's Icelandic Ponies.

Reedy's Archery  Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. Children learn about hunting in the Pine Barrens. Pelts on display and information on ethical hunting.

Seashells—Treasures from the Northeast Coast  Author and artist J. Roach-Evans will read from her book, Seashells—Treasures from the Northeast Coast. Signed copies of the book and artwork will be available for sale.

South Shore Energy Challenge  Try out the ENERGY BIKE and make your own energy. Find out how you can go solar.

South Shore Natural Science Center Visit Flora II, a nature classroom on wheels.

Terra Cura  Innovative Landscapes & Infrastructures that are Beautiful, Therapeutic and Resilient.

Town of Plymouth Natural Resources Warden, Nate Cristofori  Off-Road Vehicle Safety and information on Plymouth's beaches, parks and trails. Sign up for Plymouth Park Watch Report.

Wampanoag Fishing Camp  Discover an authentic Wampanoag Fishing Camp on the shores of Charge pond where for centuries Native Americans have fished and camped. Experience the smells of roasted rabbit or duck and fish cooked over an open fire.

Waquoit Bay National Estuary Research Reserve (WBNERR)/DCR Waquoit Bay Park Interpreter Luke Cadrin will oversee making of "Rabbit on a Stick" creations while discussing the peril of the New England Cotton Tail Rabbit.

William Caruso  Chainsaw Wood sculptures of giant heads created on the spot!

Pine Fest Sponsors

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