The DuPont Forest Festival, Sept. 28

Press release from Friends of DuPont Forest: 

Join us in DuPont Forest to celebrate National Public Lands Day! The Festival will kick off at 10am  at the Guion Farm Access Area where most of the 30+ activities and events will be held (please see the full schedule below).

What to bring?
The Forest Festival is a great way to spend the day in the woods. Here is what you should bring to be prepared.

  • Water
  • Sunblock
  • Sturdy shoes (don’t wear flip flops)
  • Snacks – Olive Food Truck will be on site until 2pm
  • Vehicles are not allowed in the Forest, so to access the stand up paddle board and kayak tours on Lake Julia you’ll need to hike, bike or ride a horse in.
  • Extra bag to pack out your trash. One of the best ways you can show your love for the Forest is to practice the “pack it in, pack it out” philosophy.
  • Desire to learn about DuPont and willingness to fall in love with the Forest.

The NC Forest Service is opening the fields at Guion Farm Access Area for extra parking during the Festival. Parking is first come, first serve. Please follow the signs to find the overflow parking area.

DuPont Forest Festival Schedule of Events
Drop in Activities 10am-2-pm
All activities and events take place at Guion Farm unless otherwise noted.

  • DuPont Jr. Ranger Program • NC Forest Service
  • History of DuPont Forest • Transylvania County Library
  • First Aid on the Trails • Island Ford Adventures
  • Massage • Yoga and Massage of Hendersonville
  • Hemlocks in DuPont  • Hemlock Restoration Initiative
  • Share the Trails • Pisgah Area Sorba
  • Meet the Horses • Pisgah Trail Blazers
  • Fly Fishing Demonstration • Headwaters Outfitters
  • DuPont Gear • Cognative MTB
  • Stand Up Paddle Board • White Squirrel Paddle Board at Lake Julia
  • Kayak demo • Headwaters Outfitters at Lake Julia
  • Science in the Water • Mills River Partnership at Hooker Falls

Scheduled Activities
9:30 AM

  • Forest Trail Maintenance – Guion Farm Classroom


  • Yoga and hike • Namaste in Nature
  • Hike to Wintergreen Falls • Greenville, SC Hiking Club
  • Kids Bike Clinic • Blue Wall Adventures
  • Adult technical skills ride • Piney Mountain Bike Lounge
  • Yoga • Yoga and Massage


  • Forest Trail Field Assessment •  Guion Farm Classroom
  • History of DuPont •Transylvania County Library
  • Avenza Map App • Friends of DuPont Forest


  • Nature Walk • Muddy Sneakers
  • Poker Ride • Red Wolf Bike Tours


  • Avenza Map App• Friends of DuPont Forest
  • American Chestnuts in DuPont State Forest


  • Orienteering • WNC Orienteering Club
  • History Tour to Thomas Cemetery


  • Kids Bike Clinic • Blue Wall Adventures
  • Wildlife in DuPont • Guion Farm Classroom
  • Kids Bike Tour • Squatch Bikes
  • Yoga • Yoga and Massage
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