Forest Heritage Days (FHD) is an annual community event in Greenville, Maine that honors the state’s most historic industry. The forest products industry has been a staple in Maine for generations and provides an annual economic impact of $8 billion, employs one in 20 Mainers and contributes 28.9% of all state exports.
Each year since 1991, families and community members gather to celebrate this vibrant industry with two days of forestry fun. Events include Colby Woodsmen demonstrations, working forest bus tours, guest presentations, a craft fair, raffles, horse and carriage rides, children’s activities, forestry exhibits and the signature Game of Logging competition.
We welcome you and your family to join us this year to learn about the working forests of Maine – the history, the present practices, and what’s in store for the future.
2018 Schedule of Events
Thursday, August 9th
6:00 PM – The Last Log Drive with Rocky Rockwell
Until 1975 the Katahdin towed log booms from Spencer Bay to the East Outlet of the Kennebec River for transport to paper mills downstream. It took a special person to work these log drives. Come and meet some of the people who worked aboard the Katahdin and hear tall tales of their log driving days. Featuring MMM’s own Rocky Rockwell.
Space is limited to 100 guests. Suggested donation $10
Friday, August 10th
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM – Working Forest Bus Tour
“Seedling to Board” — Travel through Maine’s magnificent woods with educational stops, demonstrations and lunch. This year our travels will include a mill tour at Pleasant River Lumber. Seats are limited, so book early!
3:00 PM – Colby Woodsmen Demonstration
Watch old-time logging skills like chopping and ax throwing.
Saturday, August 11th
8 AM to 2:30 PM – Game of Logging Competition
Cheer on your favorite logger as they compete in events like sawing, speed cutting and precision felling.
8:00am- Explanation of rules and saw chain sharpening
10:00am- Arena events
12:00pm- Lunch Break
12:30pm- Chainsaw Carving Demo
1:00pm- Spring Pole and Precision Felling
2:30pm- Log-A-Load raffle drawing and presentation of prizes
9 AM to 3 PM – Craft Fair
Browse handmade, local products like jewelry, decorations, art and more. Browse and discuss land use issues at area organization booths.
Noon – Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
Chainsaw Wood Carver Mike Thurlow will showcase his artistic chainsaw carving skills.
2 PM to 6 PM- American Legion Chicken BBQ Donation $12 per plate Eat in or carry out. Call ahead for carry out 695-3248 Located at the Greenville American Legion, Pritham Ave. Half BBQ’d Chicken, salads, homemade beans, dessert and drinks PUBLIC WELCOME
ALL DAY – Food, Forestry, Recreation Exhibits, Children’s Area, a visit from Smokey the Bear and More!
Sunday, August 12th
Enjoy a breakfast of eggs, home fries, French toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon and beans at the American Legion Hall on Pritham Ave. $9 per person.
The Center for Moosehead History, 6 Lakeview St., downtown Greenville hours are: Thursdays to Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sundays, 1 – 4 p.m.